Pelosi Statement on President-Elect Biden Nomination of Ambassador Samantha Power as USAID Administrator

January 13, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on President-elect Biden’s nomination of Ambassador Samantha Power to serve as USAID Administrator:

“President-elect Biden has chosen a fierce force for justice and human dignity in nominating Ambassador Samantha Power to serve as USAID Administrator.

“Ambassador Power is a respected voice for principled American engagement in the world, whose values-based and crisis-tested leadership has been essential in our nation’s response to humanitarian crises, armed conflict and threats to democracy.  At the helm of USAID, she will be an effective coalition-builder, rallying the international community to come together to face the global challenges of our time.

“Democrats in Congress look forward to working with Ambassador Power to advance peace and security worldwide.”