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    IntroducedMay 13th, 2009

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Strategy and Effectiveness of Foreign Policy and Assistance Act of 2009

Official Title

To require the use of long-term strategies for United States national security, diplomacy, and foreign assistance and the full use of performance-based budgeting for foreign assistance programs, projects, and activities, and for other purposes.


Strategy and Effectiveness of Foreign Policy and Assistance Act of 2009 - Directs the President to report to Congress regarding: (1) the organizational structures of the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign affairs agencies; and (2) the extent to which the organizational structures of such departments and agencies and U.S. foreign assistance programs, budget plans, personnel decisions, and diplomacy are related to long-term U.S. security strategy. Directs the President to take actions necessary to integrate the following offices and bureaus into a single Department office to be known as the Office of Long-Term Planning and Resource Management: (1) the Office of Policy Planning, the Office of Resource Management, and the Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance of the Department of State; and (2) the Bureau of Budget/Performance/Accountability of USAID.

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