State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 5857/S. 3241 An Act Making Appropriations for the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2013, and for Other Purposes   [open pdf - 566KB]

From the opening statement of Patrick J. Leahy: "The request for the Department of State foreign operations, and related programs totals $54.7 billion, which is a 2.6-percent increase more than last year. However, the increases are mostly limited to a few areas. Funding for the majority of programs is frozen at current levels, and there are few new initiatives. We live in an increasingly competitive and dangerous world. China's growing military power and global influence pose major challenges and opportunities for the United States, as it does for many countries, and I am concerned that we may not be responding to those challenges as vigorously as we should." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick J. Leahy, Barbara A. Mikulski, Richard J. Durbin, Mary L. Landrieu, Frank R. Lautenberg, Sherrod Brown, Lindsey Graham, Daniel Coats, John Hoeven, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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