At the 1st session of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) stated that he is preparing to introduce legislation to include US implementation of the EITI with bipartisan co-sponsors, including Senator Cardin (D-MD).
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on her visit to Liberia that President Sirleaf's administration is taking action to increase transparency with a strong Anti-Corruption Commission at the center of efforts to rebuild from years of civil war.
<p>The US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (US Helsinki Commission) said 22 April that the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a model for addressing the challenges seen when governments receive a windfall of revenue from their resources but fail to pass that benefit to their citizens.
On 27 April the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which included policy language on extractive industry transparency.
Ken Salazar hosts inaugural meeting of USEITI multi-stakeholder group.