January 13

Biden to Nominate Samantha Power to Lead Foreign Aid Agency

By Andrea Mitchell

Signaling a dramatic new direction for U.S. foreign assistance, President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday that he will nominate former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power to head the U.S. Agency for International Development, according to transition officials.

Biden is also expected to enhance Power’s role by elevating the position to membership on the National Security Council.

In a prepared statement obtained by NBC News, Biden called Power “a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity.”

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Source: NBC News (link opens in a new window)

global development, governance