Contractors, Nonprofits Laud Call To Overhaul Foreign Aid

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 7:44 PM EST) -- Contractors and nonprofit groups praised lawmakers for introducing an update Wednesday to the Kennedy-era laws governing U.S. foreign aid projects, saying the new bill would streamline the process and takes advantage of extensive input from nongovernmental groups.

The Global Partnerships Act, introduced by Rep. Howard Berman D-Calif., aims to update foreign aid laws that have not kept pace with the changes the world has seen since the Foreign Assistance Act passed in 1961. The act seeks to modernize foreign aid efforts using a “whole of government”...
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