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Who'd a Thunk It? Bipartisan Consensus on Foreign Aid (Huffington Post)

July 31, 2009

The Huffington Post publishes the director of CGD's Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Program Sheila Herrling and CGD deputy director for outreach and policy Sarah Jane Staats' op-ed on U.S. foreign assistance reform.

From the article:

"Amidst of a month of partisan battles on Capitol Hill over a Supreme Court nominee, health care and financial regulation, a new bill was introduced this week that rose above party lines: the Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act of 2009 (S. 1524). Senators Kerry, Lugar, Menendez, Corker, Risch and Cardin-three Democrats and three Republicans-introduced the bill as "a first step toward comprehensive reform of U.S. foreign assistance," showing they are ready, willing and able to work with the administration on a set of deeper reforms."

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