The Trump administration has asked the executive branch to provide suggestions on reforming and reorganizing U.S. foreign assistance by September 2017. On May 30, 2017, CSIS announced the formation of a Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Reforming and Reorganizing U.S Foreign Assistance. Task Force members consist of former Bush administration and Obama administration officials, including senior Foreign Service officers of the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. State Department, former ambassadors, and former members of the National Security Council.
After meeting three times and going through several rounds of discussions, this task force has identified actionable recommendations that the Trump administration and the U.S. Congress can take to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of U.S. foreign assistance programs.
Senator Todd Young (R-IN) will provide opening remarks, a panel of select task force members will discuss the findings, and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will provide closing remarks.