SFRC Hearing: Today, Rajiv Shah’s Nomination for USAID

1st Session

Presiding: Senator Kerry

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Building: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senator Kerry’s Opening Statement

Senator Lugar’s Opening Statement


Rajiv J. Shah, of Washington ,
to be Administrator of the United States Agency
for International Development (USAID)

The prepared testimony and video should be posted in this page. Haven’t figured out where they put the links to the hearing videos at this time. From the looks of it, based on its place holders here, we should expect a section for Statements and Hearing Files in this new website. Audio, video and transcript of hearings presumably will be posted under the Hearings Files.

Updated @8:57 pm
Click here to go to the SFRC hearing page. Click on the link “ Archived Version“Recorded Hearing” to watch the video. Video is 130:05 minutes in length. The hearing starts at 25:14 minutes into the video with Senator Kerry’s opening statement. Rajiv Shah’s prepared testimony is here (pdf).

Updated: 12/2

I have added links to the opening statements of Senators Kerry and Lugar above. You can also read the Questions for the Record Submitted for the Nomination of Rajiv Shah to be USAID Administrator. The nominee provided written answers to the 20 pre-hearing questions from Senator Kerry (the Word doc was obtained by Josh Rogin of The Cable).