U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah testified before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. During testimony before both Committees, Administrator Shah summarized the FY13 budget request for USAID and highlighted efforts through the Feed the Future Initiative and the Global Health Initiative (GHI) including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
- Opening remarks by Representative Kay Granger (R-TX, 12th; Chair of the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs) asking Administrator Shah to, among other things, “explain whether the proposed reductions [in global health] can be taken without jeopardizing U.S. leadership in important areas like malaria and maternal and child health.”
- Opening remarks by Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY, 18th) asking Administrator Shah to comment on the proposed reductions in funding for the GHI and USAID’s nutrition programs.
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Video of the hearing.
- Press release on the FY 2013 USAID budget from the Chair of the hearing, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).
- Opening remarks by Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN; Ranking Member) posing specific questions to Administrator Shah on the priorities of the GHI.