State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations for 2013, Part 5, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, February 29, March 6, 20, 21, 27 and 29, 2012   [open pdf - 13MB]

These hearings from late February and March, 2012, discuss many issues related to the State Department. The series begins with the February 29th Hearing, "U.S. Department of State" which discussed policy issues in Afghanistan, North Africa, and additional foreign operations budget proposals for Latin America and Asia. February topics also included the crisis in Egypt, and new governments in Tunisia, Libya, and Yemen. Earthquake recovery support funding for Haiti and the Global Health Initiative budgets were discussed in the March 6th Hearing, "U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)". The March 20th Hearing, "Budget Hearing- United Nations and Other International Organizations- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations" focused on UN peacekeeping and security missions in the Middle East, Africa, and the Korean Peninsula. The March 21st Hearing, "Policy and Assistance Review of Arab Spring Countries" discussed issues in Syria and Egypt. The March 27th Hearing, "United States Department of the Treasury" discusses international affairs programs. The March 29th hearing titled, "Western Hemisphere Security Challenges" discussed options for lifting trade sanctions on Cuba, as well as citizen security and drug trafficking and insurgency control in the Central America Corridor via the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jesse Jackson, Nita Lowey, Mario Diaz-Balart, Kay Granger, William R. Brownfield, Hillary R. Clinton, Mark Feierstein, J.D. Feltman, Timonthy Geithner, Susan Rice, Rajiv Shah, and Kevin Whitaker.

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