State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Rep. Nita LoweyNita Lowey (NY), Ranking Member

Barbara Lee (CA)

Dutch Ruppersberger (MD)

Grace Meng (NY)

David Price (NC)



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

July 6, 2016 Press Release

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. 

April 14, 2016 Press Release

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.

March 17, 2016 Press Release

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. 

March 15, 2016 Press Release

Secretary Lew, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you here today, and I thank you for your service to our country. 

February 24, 2016 Press Release

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. 

February 11, 2016 Press Release

Assistant Secretary Brownfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmieri, and Acting Assistant Administrator Hogan, I join Chairwoman Granger in welcoming you today.

June 10, 2015 Press Release

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. 

June 9, 2015 Press Release

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

June 3, 2015 Press Release

Thank you, Chairwoman Granger.  It is a pleasure to work with you.  Thank you, also, to our full committee chairman, Mr. Rogers. 

March 18, 2015 Press Release

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.