MFAN Applauds House Foreign Affairs Committee Action to Ensure Congressional Intent of the BUILD Act


July 15, 2021 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin.  The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network applauds the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) for its bipartisan action to retain the original goals of the BUILD Act which established the … Continue reading MFAN Applauds House Foreign Affairs Committee Action to Ensure Congressional Intent of the BUILD Act

MFAN Commends House Appropriations Committee FY22 SFOPS Bill


July 9, 2021 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels and Tessie San Martin. On July 1, the House Appropriations Committee reported out an extraordinarily strong Fiscal Year 2022 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill, providing for a $6.7 billion increase … Continue reading MFAN Commends House Appropriations Committee FY22 SFOPS Bill

MFAN Welcomes Aid Effectiveness Proposals in Administration’s FY22 International Affairs Budget Request


June 4, 2021 (Washington) — this statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by co-chairs Tessie San Martin, Les Munson and Larry Nowels The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) welcomes the Biden administration’s FY22 International Affairs budget request as a major step in renewing the United States’ commitment to its role as a global … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Aid Effectiveness Proposals in Administration’s FY22 International Affairs Budget Request

MFAN Welcomes Representative Barbara Lee as New Chair of House SFOPs


January 26, 2021 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) welcomes Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) as the new Chairwoman of the powerful House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations (SFOPs). … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Representative Barbara Lee as New Chair of House SFOPs

MFAN Calls on President-Elect Biden to Withdraw Trump Rescissions Request


January 19, 2021 (WASHINGTON) — This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels and Tessie San Martin. As one of his first acts in office, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) calls on President-elect Biden to withdraw the Trump administration’s last-minute rescissions package canceling $27.4 … Continue reading MFAN Calls on President-Elect Biden to Withdraw Trump Rescissions Request

MFAN Welcomes the Nomination of Ambassador Samantha Power as USAID Administrator


January 13, 2021 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) commends President-Elect Biden for the nomination of Ambassador Samantha Power to serve as the next Administrator of the U.S. Agency for … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes the Nomination of Ambassador Samantha Power as USAID Administrator

MFAN Publishes Recommendations for a New Presidential Administration


November 18, 2020 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels and Tessie San Martin. Today, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network released foreign aid policy recommendations for the new presidential administration. The recommendations cover early actions that the new administration should consider immediately, including … Continue reading MFAN Publishes Recommendations for a New Presidential Administration

MFAN Applauds Release of FY21 Senate SFOPS Bill


November 10, 2020 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels and Tessie San Martin. Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its Fiscal Year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill. This bill is a significant new investment in American foreign assistance, … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Release of FY21 Senate SFOPS Bill

MFAN Applauds House Appropriations Committee Passage of FY21 SFOPS Bill


July 13, 2020 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations bill. This bill is a significant new investment in American foreign … Continue reading MFAN Applauds House Appropriations Committee Passage of FY21 SFOPS Bill

MFAN Urges Trump Administration to Reverse Course on World Health Organization Withdrawal


June 8, 2020 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance is deeply concerned about the proposed withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) and we urge the Trump administration to reverse … Continue reading MFAN Urges Trump Administration to Reverse Course on World Health Organization Withdrawal