Review of Resources, Priorities and Programs in the Fiscal Year 2016 State Department Budget Request, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 24, 2015   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the February 24, 2015 hearing "Review of Resources, Priorities and Programs in the Fiscal Year 2016 State Department Budget Request" held before the Full Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Chairman Bob Corker: "As you know, the purpose of this hearing is to learn more about the State Department's fiscal year 2016 budget request. I know that these hearings also become a time, in many cases, to talk about public policy issues. I think you know there may be some questions about the AUMF [Authorization for the Use of Military Force] and other issues that you are dealing with at this time. So we appreciate you answering all of those. One of our top priorities is to complete a State Department authorization that helps the Department become more efficient and effective within a sustainable budget. [...] And I think all of us want to make sure, as we are dealing with the many crises around the world, that the State Department is set up in a way to leverage our efforts and to ensure that we are doing on a daily basis everything we can to continue to pursue our national interests. And that is the purpose of doing the authorization. Obviously, the President has sent forth a budget that increases spending $74 billion, and I think all of us understand that is not where we are going to be. I know you are here today to talk about your component of that, but we all know that that is not where the budget is going to end up. It is going to be at a greatly reduced number. So we know we have some challenges in front of us, and we appreciate again you being here for us to be able to talk with you about those." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John F. Kerry

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