March 15, 2018
WASHINGTON – The USGLC President and CEO, Liz Schrayer, issued the following statement on the introduction of the Food for Peace Modernization Act:
Once again, we are seeing bipartisan leadership to ensure that America’s development and diplomacy programs deliver real results – this time by modernizing our food aid programs. Thanks to the leadership of Senators Corker and Coons and Reps. Royce and Blumenauer, the Food for Peace Modernization Act is a smart reform that will enable America to save more lives by eliminating inefficiencies and increasing flexibility. With 815 million people who go to bed hungry each night, continuing to transform how USAID, its partners, and American farmers respond with agility, scale, and compassion is of critical importance for advancing U.S. interests in an increasingly turbulent world.
This bill is one of more than a dozen pieces of legislation on global development introduced in recent years. We applaud this bipartisan momentum by members of Congress working together to strengthen our development tools to deliver results for our global partners and the American people.
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.