April 12, 2016

USGLC Applauds House Passage of Global Food Security Act

Another Demonstration of Bipartisan Support for Foreign Assistance

WASHINGTON – USGLC President and CEO Liz Schrayer issued the following statement on the House of Representatives passage of H.R. 1567, the Global Food Security Act:

Once again, when it seems like Capitol Hill has ground to a halt, Congress demonstrates that our nation’s foreign assistance programs remain a place where Republicans and Democrats stand together. The USGLC applauds the passage of the Global Food Security Act and this vote is a testament to the leadership of Representatives Chris Smith, Betty McCollum, Ed Royce, and Eliot Engel.

Hats off to Congress for voting to deliver results for farmers and families around the world – and for the American taxpayer. This is how smart aid should be done. And it’s what the future looks like as we leverage strategic partnerships between governments, businesses, and non-profits working together.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.