Subcommittee Markup - FY 2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, June 3, 2015   [open pdf - 1MB]

This is a compilation of the June 3, 2015 hearing "Subcommittee Markup - FY 2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill," held before the House Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. From the opening statement of subcommittee chairwoman Kay Granger: "All of the members of this Subcommittee know that we live in an increasingly dangerous world where terrorist groups such as ISIL [the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant], Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and al Shabaab, threaten the United States, our allies and partners, and our way of life. We see Russia and China continuing to assert territorial ambitions over their neighbors. The threat of a nuclear Iran is real, and Iran continues to support and fund terrorist activities around the world. For these and many other reasons, this year's bill is first and foremost a national security bill with a focus on: (1) embassy security; (2) aid to our strategic allies and partners -- such as, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Ukraine; and (3) democracy programs and international broadcasting. The bill also continues to fight the global war on terrorism by supporting aid to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and the Syrian people. We devote new resources to preventing terrorist safe havens and stopping the flow of foreign terrorist fighters."

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