January 25, 2021

USGLC CEO Congratulates Congresswoman Barbara Lee on House SFOPS Chairmanship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) President and CEO, Liz Schrayer, issued the following statement congratulating Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), who was named Chair of the House Appropriations State & Foreign Operations Subcommittee.

Barbara Lee is an outstanding choice to lead the SFOPS subcommittee at a time when America’s investments in global health, development, and diplomacy have never been more important to our nation’s health and economic security. She brings decades of experience, passion, and leadership to this role from her days championing PEPFAR and supporting the needs of underprivileged children around the world.

A longtime advocate of the international affairs budget, she has pressed for greater international COVID-19 response, saying “America serves both our interest and our values when we act in service of our common humanity.” We congratulate Chairwoman Lee and look forward to working with her and Ranking Member Hal Rogers to ensure that in the midst of a global pandemic, our nation invests in American aid and diplomacy – both essential to our economic and health recovery.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 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.