Berman calls for bipartisan rewrite of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) calls for a bipartisan rewrite of the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act in a blog he wrote for the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN).
“Although foreign assistance accounts for less than 1 percent of our national budget, we must insist that every penny is used wisely,” he says in the blog. He also announces plans to release a discussion draft of the rewrite his office has been working on since 2009 in September of this year.
Rep. Berman’s blog was the final installment in MFAN’s four-part Modern Legislation blog series. The series explores just one pillar of MFAN’s updated reform agenda, From Policy to Practice. Read the full series on MFAN’s blog:
- Development Reform: A New Chance for Congress to Lead, by Mark Green
- One Small Reform With a Large Impact: Eliminate Development Sector Earmarks, by Connie Veillette
- Forging a Constructive Partnership: Why We Shouldn’t Abandon the Foreign Aid Authorization Process, by Larry Nowels
- Modernizing The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, by Rep. Berman