Recognizing Jonathan Stiversby Senator Nancy Pelosi
Posted on 2015-01-09
PELOSI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor to celebrate the
unanimous Senate confirmation of a public servant of integrity, energy,
expertise, and ability; a person of deep dedication to our country, to
ending poverty, fighting disease, and advancing democracy; someone I
have had the privilege to have on my staff for the past 15 years, the
new assistant administrator for Asia at USAID: Jonathan Stivers.
Over the years, Jon worked closely with USAID and congressional committees to promote our national interests, fight poverty and disease around the world, and address ongoing challenges in global development across Asia.
He played a central role in advancing foreign policy priorities of our country, especially in the fields of human rights, appropriations, HIV/AIDS, international trade, and in countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Many of our Republican colleagues know that Jon worked very much across the aisle on all of these issues.
Jonathan's professionalism and attention to detail were unparalleled, and I can say with confidence on the most challenging and critical issues of our day, Jon Stivers consistently exhibits the leadership needed to improve the global community.
Though we will miss his expertise and his experience, I am proud that he is serving these critical issues in his new position, and I wish him; his wife, Ramsey, who is here with us; his baby daughters, Josephine and Parker, all the best in their new adventures.
Thank you, Jonathan Stivers. Congratulations and good luck.