Department of the Treasury- International Programs Budget Hearing, Hearing before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, June 14, 2017   [open pdf - 385KB]

This is the testimony compilation of the June 14, 2017 hearing on "Department of Interior - International Programs Budget Hearing" held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Hal Rogers: "The Department's budget requests $1.5 billion for international programs, which is $295 million, or 16 percent, below the enacted level. This funding is primarily for contributions to international financial institutions, such as the World Bank, regional development banks, and other multilateral development funds, but also for Treasury's technical assistance program. These institutions provide opportunities for the U.S. to extend its influence around the global in the effort to reduce poverty and foster economic stability. Nonetheless, they must demonstrate their effectiveness, purpose, and transparency to U.S. taxpayers. Therefore, the Committee will scrutinize the budget request for these institutions in a manner that balances our fiscal constraints with the desire to maintain U.S. participation and leadership." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Steven Mnuchin.

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