State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Nita Lowey (NY), Ranking Member
Barbara Lee (CA)
Dutch Ruppersberger (MD)
Grace Meng (NY)
David Price (NC)
Diplomacy and Development
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Department of State
United States Agency for International Development
Export and Trade
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
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program
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
Thank you, Chairwoman Granger and our full committee chairman, Mr. Rogers. I appreciate your efforts to include many of my and my colleagues’ priorities in the bill.
WASHINGTON - 394 Members of Congress signed a bipartisan letter urging President Obama to veto possible upcoming one-sided initiatives in the United Nations concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Administrator Smith, I welcome you, again, to the helm of USAID, and I am pleased to have you here today. USAID continues to play an indispensable role in spearheading global development efforts, and I’m sure we’ll see even greater achievements under your leadership.
Secretary Lew, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you here today, and I thank you for your service to our country.
Secretary Kerry, it’s a pleasure to welcome you before our Subcommittee. Since you were sworn into office, the world has witnessed unprecedented levels of turmoil, requiring strong U.S. leadership on many fronts.
Chief among them is the Middle East.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmieri, and Acting Assistant Administrator Hogan, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you today.
Thank you, Chairman Rogers and Chairwoman Granger.
As I said last week, the Republican budget resolution has led to clear winners and losers in the subcommittee allocations. The State and Foreign Operations bill is $6.1 billion, or 11.3%, less than the President’s request and uses OCO to partially make up for shortfalls imposed by the inadequate allocation.
The 2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill drastically shortchanges critical components of our national security – diplomacy and development – cutting more than 11% from the President’s budget request. Additionally, it includes new and politically motivated ideological riders designed to feed Republicans’ sham Benghazi investigation and undermine President
Thank you, Chairwoman Granger. It is a pleasure to work with you. Thank you, also, to our full committee chairman, Mr. Rogers.
Secretary Lew, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you here today.
As a former Director of the Office of Management and Budget, you are keenly aware of the factors that go into the preparation of an annual budget proposal. It really is a statement of values.