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Foreign-aid advocates and fiscal hawks all like Trump’s nominee to head USAID (The Washington Post)

May 12, 2017

From the article:

Mark A. Green serves as a rebuttal to the hyper-partisanship of Washington. From across the ideological spectrum came effusive praise for the Trump administration’s announcement Wednesday that it will nominate the former Republican congressman from Wisconsin and ex-ambassador to Tanzania to head the U.S. Agency for International Development.

“There’s a sense of relief,” said Scott Morris, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. “In the environment we’re in, with real alarm being expressed by advocates for foreign assistance and engagement, people were desperate for something like this — to be reassured the whole aid enterprise was not simply going to disappear.”

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Senior Fellow, Director of the US Development Policy Initiative