State of the State Department and State Department Authorization, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, October 27, 2021   [open pdf - 282KB]

This is the Ocotber 27, 2021 hearing on "State of the State Department and State Department Authorization," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Robert Menendez: "I think there is now broad and bipartisan consensus that we have reached a crisis point, and there is a bipartisan desire to address the core structural and resource issues that have too long plagued the [State] Department. With the Department being led by people such as yourself [Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon], who have dedicated so much of their careers to government service, I had been hoping to see a necessary effort to undertake a systematic reform and modernization effort. Today, I look forward to hearing specifics. What is your thinking about reforming and modernizing the department? Where do you see opportunities to ensure that resources are aligned with the department's missions? What are you doing to address the morale crisis and stem the loss of talented Foreign Service and Civil Service officers? As the Administration continues to deemphasize our military presence around the world, where is the necessary diplomatic counterweight?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brian McKeon.

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S. HRG. 117-166; Senate Hearing 117-166
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