Power is scheduled to be ceremonially sworn-in to the role of administrator on Monday, according to USAID acting spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala, who said the agency looks forward to “the vast experience she will bring to the role as Administrator.”
“I’m so grateful for this bipartisan vote of confidence from the Senate, and so energized to be joining the incredible @USAID team to get big things done. The Agency’s work around the world has never been more vital,” she said.
Her confirmation was applauded by international development groups like the ONE Campaign and the US Global Leadership Coalition, as well as Biden administration officials like Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
In her opening statement at her Senate Foreign Relations Confirmation hearing in March, Power said she would “aim to ensure that USAID enhances its longstanding leadership in food security, education, women’s empowerment, and global health, while also addressing four interconnected and gargantuan challenges confronting the world at this moment:” the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, “conflict and state collapse,” and “democratic backsliding.”