State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Rep. Nita LoweyNita Lowey (NY), Ranking Member

Barbara Lee (CA)

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL)

José Serrano (NY)


Diplomacy and Development

Millennium Challenge Corporation
Peace Corps
Department of State
United States Agency for International Development

Export and Trade

Export-Import Bank
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Trade and Development Agency

Department of the Treasury

International Affairs Technical Assistance

International Financial Institutions

Related Agencies and Programs

African Development Foundation
The Asia Foundation
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund
East-West Center
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program
Inter-American Foundation
Israeli Arab Scholarship Program
National Endowment for Democracy
United States Institute of Peace


Border Environment Cooperation Commission
Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
Commission on International Religious Freedom
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China
International Boundary Commission
International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
International Fisheries Commissions
International Joint Commission
United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Recent Activity

February 11, 2015 Press Release

Madame Chairwoman, I join you in welcoming our witnesses.

December 9, 2014 Press Release


2014 Total enacted level:       $49.0 billion

2015 Committee mark:          $48.29 billion

2015 Omnibus:                        $49.27 billion (not including $2.526 billion in emergency funds for Ebola)


Highlights and key points:

November 21, 2014 Press Release
The recent attacks against Israelis raise serious concerns that the Palestinians are not prepared to coexist peacefully with their neighbor Israel.
November 18, 2014 Press Release
“As the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, we remain firmly opposed to scaling back or removing the bipartisan sanctions placed on Iran before the international community is able to verify that Iran is dismantling its nuclear program."
October 1, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY) and Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) today sent the following letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and National Security Advisor Susan Rice requesting details on the Administration's response to the emerging public health crisis in Africa:

Dear Ambassador Rice and Director Donovan:

September 16, 2014 Press Release
While it was my sincere hope that we could have completed action on all twelve Appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year, I understand Chairman Rogers desire to quickly pass this CR and prevent another disastrous government shutdown.
June 24, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairwoman Granger and Chairman Rogers.  It has been a pleasure to work with you on this bill, and I greatly appreciate your continued commitment to our development and diplomacy efforts worldwide.

June 17, 2014 Press Release

Thank you, Chairwoman Granger, not only for your continued bipartisan approach to this bill but also for your friendship.  It is a pleasure to work with you.  Thank you, also, to the full committee chairman, Mr. Rogers, for the bill allocation’s recognition of the importance of foreign assistance and diplomacy.   


April 8, 2014 Press Release

I am very pleased you are at the helm of USAID and appreciate your leadership, as well as the tireless efforts of your colleagues at USAID.  The strength of USAID is, and always has been, its dedicated public servants from the top down.  As a result of the continued generosity of the American people, USAID remains on the frontlines helping reduce poverty, hunger, and disease while making target

April 2, 2014 Press Release

Ambassador Power, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you today.