Statement of Senator Richard G. Lugar (Ret.) on Senate Confirmation of Ambassador Mark Green as USAID Administrator

August 4, 2017

It is with great pleasure that I commend the United States Senate on its unanimous approval of Ambassador Mark Green as Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Ambassador Green has the experience and expertise that will serve him, and the country, well in guiding the nation’s lead development agency.

With 20 million people at risk of famine and conflict across numerous countries throughout the Middle East and Africa, Ambassador Green’s steady hand in leading the U.S. response is vital. It is only with the partnership of U.S. development expertise can our nation’s efforts in defense and diplomacy be most effective in supporting a safer, more stable, and prosperous world. I wish Ambassador Green much success in leading USAID during this extremely challenging time.