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Congresswoman McCollum Praises Departing World Bank President Zoellick

February 16, 2012
Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 16, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

Washington, DC – Yesterday, World Bank President Bob Zoellick announced that he would step down at the end of his first term in June 2012. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) – co-chair of the Caucus for Congressional-World Bank Dialogue – praised his guidance, particularly during challenging times.

"President Zoellick has been an exceptional leader during a period of great global challenge. Through the financial collapse, the global food crisis, and periods of regional conflict and upheaval, Bob has provided steady leadership and swift response. He leaves the World Bank a more effective, accountable, and agile institution. He has been a pleasure to work with."

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations and Budget Committees.