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USAID's Shah Forges Unlikely Relationships With Conservative Republican Members

Courtesy Sen. James M. Inhofe
During a visit this month to a site in Ethiopia where Project Mercy, a USAID grantee, runs a program, Shah and Inhofe talk with one of the program’s founders, Marta Gabre-Tsadick.

But, with another stopgap funding measure and budget year looming, he also acknowledged that the tough fiscal environment continues to present challenges for his agency in Congress.

“I know that I have to continue to make the case all the time and on a case-by-case basis,” Shah said. “I find myself having to, wanting to ... communicate the value that we generate.”

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