WASHINGTON – This evening, former U.S. Senator Mike Johanns of Nebraska was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the board of directors for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement:
“Today’s confirmation of Senator Johanns brings great pride to Nebraska. We all look forward to his continued service to our nation as an ambassador of American goodwill in the fight against global poverty. By joining the board of the MCC, Senator Johanns will bring extensive experience and Nebraska common sense to an organization charged with feeding the less fortunate around the world. I wish him every success in this new stage of his impressive career.”
The MCC is an independent U.S. foreign aid agency charged with fighting global poverty. It was first proposed by then-President George W. Bush in 2002 and created by Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support. Over a decade later, the MCC is changing the conversation on improving the delivery of U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results.
Click here to read the press release on Senator Johanns’ nomination
from the White House.