Pelosi Statement on Nomination of Jonathan Stivers for USAID Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the announcement that President Obama has nominated Jonathan Nicholas Stivers as Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia, United States Agency for International Development:

“For more than a decade, Jonathan Stivers has been an invaluable member of my team, leading our efforts on foreign assistance and global health, democracy and human rights, East and Southeast Asia.  Jon has played a central role in advancing my foreign policy priorities, especially in the fields of appropriations, HIV/AIDS, international trade, and in countries across the Asia-Pacific region.  He is an extremely qualified and deserving nominee for this vital post.

“Over the years, Jon has worked closely with USAID and congressional committees to promote our national interests, fight poverty and disease around the world, and address ongoing challenges in global development across Asia.  He will bring that background and that knowledge to his new role.

“It is a great source of pride to me and my office that President Obama has nominated Jon Stivers to be our next Assistant Administrator for USAID for Asia.  I know he will continue to serve the American people well.”

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