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April 8, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry testified on national security and foreign policy priorities for the State Department in the proposed fiscal… read more

Secretary of State John Kerry testified on national security and foreign policy priorities for the State Department in the proposed fiscal year 2015 international affairs budget. The proposal includes $46.2 billion in spending for the State Department, USAID, and Overseas Contingency Operations. It also includes $1.5 billion to support humanitarian efforts in Syria and $4.6 billion to secure diplomatic personnel and facilities overseas. In his opening statement, Secretary Kerry provided an assessment on the situation in Ukraine, Mideast peace negotiations, and Iran nuclear talks. Other topics included embassy security, political unrest and violence in Venezuela, and cuts to the Western Hemisphere portion of the State Department budget. close

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