State Department's Foreign Policy Strategy and Fiscal Year Budget Request, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, June 7, 2021   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the June 7, 2021 hearing on "State Department's Foreign Policy Strategy and Fiscal Year Budget Request," held before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Gregory Meeks: "So I'm pleased to see that Fiscal Year 1922 [sic] budget requests strive to direct funding directly to address what I believe are America's most promising opportunities and pressing challenges. [...] A paid internship program will help broaden the pool of candidates interested in pursuing a career in public service at the State Department. I also applaud the Administration for proposing to increase the U.S. contribution to the Green Climate Fund and more than tripling climate funding across the board. Climate change is, indeed, an existential threat with a shrinking window for action. [...] We must also forge new bonds [inaudible] including our Latin American and Caribbean neighbors in the Western Hemisphere and the continent of Africa, and we need to modernize not only working with governments and regional organizations but also directly with local civil society and historically marginalized communities. And the committee is pleased to see the Department's continued support for close allies such as the State of Israel and related efforts to improve the lives of the Palestinian people and leave the door open to a two-State solution. So I look forward to the discussion today on this budget request and a range of other foreign policy matters that I know will come up, and to also listen to the Administration's plan to provide COVID [coronavirus disease] vaccines globally, to strengthen our posture in the Indo-Pacific region, to seeking a lasting peace between our ally, Israel, and the Palestinian people." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Antony J. Blinken.

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Serial No. 117-41
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