November 10, 2017

USGLC CEO Statement on President’s Speech in Vietnam

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition President and CEO, Liz Schrayer, released the following statement on President Trump’s speech in Vietnam:

The president’s endorsement of development finance sent a strong message that investing in these tools is key to advancing America’s interests and ensuring a fair playing field for our nation’s companies in some of the newest and toughest emerging markets.

Coming on the heels of the president’s first China visit, now is not the time to retreat with 95% of the world’s consumers outside our borders. Under the leadership of Ray Washburne, America’s key development finance agency – the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation – is a smart and sound investment for the American people, returning funds back to the U.S. Treasury every year.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ( 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.