Press Release

April 15, 2021
Cardin Statement as Ambassador Samantha Power’s Nomination to be USAID Administrator Takes Major Step Forward

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development, today praised Ambassador Samantha Power as her nomination to be Administrator of USAID was favorably and unanimously sent to the full Senate for consideration. 

“Samantha Power is an accomplished diplomat and public servant whose expertise, passion and integrity make her the ideal candidate to reinvigorate America’s lead international development agency,” said Senator Cardin. “I look forward to partnering with Ambassador Power to strengthen USAID efforts to promote democracy, protect the rule of law, and fight corruption around the globe.”

The subcommittee’s responsibilities include all matters involving State Department, USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation and Peace Corps management, as well as international operations, bilateral international development policy and bilateral foreign assistance.