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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:15 AM

Biden names Samantha Power as US aid chief, boosts role

January 13, 2021
Agence France-Presse

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated former ambassador Samantha Power, a forceful advocate of humanitarian diplomacy, to lead US foreign aid and elevated the position's role.

Power, if confirmed as administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), would sit on the National Security Council along with John Kerry, the former secretary of state tapped as climate envoy -- for the first time giving such prominence to the two issues.

"Samantha Power is a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity -- challenging and rallying the international community to stand up for the dignity and humanity of all people," Biden said in a statement.

"As USAID administrator, Ambassador Power will be a powerful force for lifting up the vulnerable, ushering in a new era of human progress and development and advancing American interests globally."



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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:20 AM

1. Another fine choice

Another learned scholarly well respected individual to help lead. I think this cabinet and staff is second to none.

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