Bennet Introduces Bill to Improve Accountability and Effectiveness of U.S. Role in International Organizations

Would Establish Interagency Task Force to Evaluate Performance of Multilateral Institutions

COLORADO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet this week joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce legislation to review and improve the accountability and effectiveness of U.S. participation in international organizations. The Multilateral Aid Review Act of 2017 would establish an interagency task force with peer review to conduct regular evaluations of how well multilateral institutions carry out their missions and how they serve American interests and taxpayers.

"This bipartisan effort will strengthen American assistance efforts around the world by ensuring our investments are transparent and as effective as possible in advancing U.S. foreign policy goals," Bennet said. "During my recent trips to West Africa, Central America, and the Middle East, I saw the need for American foreign assistance and the effectiveness of our participation in multilateral institutions. Through good governance, which includes establishing a review process, we will be able to deliver more informed assistance in support of our strategic objectives."

Full text of the bill can be found HERE, and a one-page summary can be found HERE