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2014


December
-12/09/14  Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against ISIL;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/03/14  Evaluating the Impact of the "Umbrella Movement";  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/02/14  Statement for the Record for the Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, and the Middle East and North Africa: Foreign Terrorists Fighters; Senior Advisor for Partner Engagement on Syria Foreign Fighters Robert A. Bradtke, Bureau of Counterterrorism; Washington, DC


November
-11/12/14  The U.S. Government Response to the Ebola Outbreak;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Statement Before The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations; Washington, DC


September
-09/18/14  Statement on U.S. Efforts to Promote Religious Freedom Worldwide;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; Washington, DC
-09/18/14  The ISIS Threat: Weighing the Obama Administration's Response;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-09/17/14  Opening Remarks on the United States Strategy To Defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-09/10/14  ISIL's Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iraq and Syria;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and the Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC


August
-08/07/14  Combating the Ebola Threat;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Bisa Williams, Bureau of African Affairs; Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; Washington, DC


July
-07/30/14  U.S. Policy Towards North Korea;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies; Statement before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/30/14  U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; Statement before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/24/14  Modern Day Slavery and What We Buy;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Washington, DC
-07/24/14  U.S.-India Relations Under the Modi Government;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; As-delivered remarks before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-07/17/14  The President's Funding Request for Overseas Contingency Operations;  Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom; Testimony Before the House Budget Committee; Washington, DC
-07/16/14  Re-energizing U.S.-India Ties;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/09/14  Russia and Developments in Ukraine;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/08/14  Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-07/08/14  Combating Forced Labor and Modern-Day Slavery in East Asia and the Pacific;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/08/14  Renewed Focus on European Energy Security;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoyt Yee, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC


June
-06/25/14  The Future of U.S.-China Relations;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/24/14  Combating Violence and Discrimination Against Women: A Global Call to Action;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; Washington, DC
-06/24/14  Thailand: A Democracy at Risk;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-06/11/14  The Security, Economic and Human Rights Dimensions of U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Rubin, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-06/11/14  U.S.-Azerbaijan Relations: The Democracy and Human Rights Dimension;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; As-Prepared Written Testimony to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-06/10/14  State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism: Budget, Programs, and Policies;  Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Tina S. Kaidanow; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Washington, DC


May
-05/21/14  Authorization for Use of Military Force After Iraq and Afghanistan;  Principal Deputy Legal Adviser Mary McLeod; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-05/21/14  Boko Haram: The Growing Threat to Schoolgirls in Nigeria and Beyond;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall; House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/21/14  The Escalating International Wildlife Trafficking Crisis: Ecological, Economic, and National Security Issues;  Deputy Assistant Secretary M. Brooke Darby, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittees on African Affairs and East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-05/20/14  The FY 2015 Budget Request for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-05/20/14  The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/20/14  The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/15/14  #BringBackOurGirls: Addressing the Growing Threat of Boko Haram;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert P. Jackson, Bureau of African Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC
-05/08/14  Assessing Venezuela's Political Crisis: Human Rights Violations and Beyond;  Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; As-delivered statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/08/14  Russia's Destabilization of Ukraine;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-05/07/14  United States Assistance To Combat Transnational Crime;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC 

[As-prepared statement]


-05/07/14  United States Assistance to Combat Transnational Crime;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-05/06/14  Ukraine -- Countering Russian Intervention and Supporting a Democratic State;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC


April
-04/30/14  A Transformation: Afghanistan Beyond 2014;  Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Jarrett Blanc; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/30/14  A Transformation: Afghanistan Beyond 2014;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Fatema Z. Sumar, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/30/14  Assessing U.S. Foreign Assistance Priorities in South Asia;  Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-04/29/14  U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Negotiations: Ukraine and Beyond;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Brent Hartley, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/10/14  Transatlantic Security Challenges: Central and Eastern Europe;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/09/14  Ukraine: Confronting Internal Challenges and External Threats;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission); Washington, DC
-04/08/14  National Security and Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY 2015 International Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
-04/03/14  Evaluating U.S. Policy on Taiwan on the 35th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC


March
-03/26/14  Syria After Geneva: Next Steps for U.S. Policy;  Assistant Secretary Anne W. Patterson, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-03/14/14  The Promise of the Taiwan Relations Act;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Kin Moy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Written Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committe; Washington, DC
-03/13/14  FY2015 Department of State Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/13/14  FY2015 Department of State Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
-03/12/14  FY2015 Department of State Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-03/06/14  Syria Spillover: The Growing Threat of Terrorism and Sectarianism in the Middle East and Ukraine Update;  Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns; Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-03/06/14  U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Ukraine;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Eric Rubin, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/05/14  Testimony Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission);  Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoyt Yee, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/04/14  Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliances;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC


February
-02/26/14  International Wildlife Trafficking Threats to Conservation and National Security;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives; Washington, DC
-02/26/14  Prospects for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Great Lakes Region;  Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russell D. Feingold; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-02/26/14  U.S. Policy Toward Sudan and South Sudan;  Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth; Before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations; Washington, DC
-02/25/14  Lebanon at the Crossroads; Acting Assistant Secretary Lawrence Silverman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-02/05/14  Al-Qaeda's Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests;  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iran and Iraq Brett McGurk, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-02/05/14  Maritime Disputes in East Asia;  Assistant Secretary Daniel R. Russel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-02/05/14  U.S. Counternarcotics Operations in Afghanistan;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Prepared Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sub-Committee on tbe Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC
-02/04/14  Iran Policy and Negotiations Update;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Written Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC


January
-01/27/14  Testimony Before the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; As-Delivered Statement; Washington, DC 

[As-prepared statement]


-01/15/14  Future U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Afghanistan;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  Implications of the Crisis in Ukraine;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  South Sudan's Broken Promise?;  Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-01/15/14  The Situation in Ukraine;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Statement Submitted for the Record to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-01/09/14  The Situation in South Sudan;  Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs; U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-01/07/14  The Syrian Refugee Crisis;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Statement Submitted for the Record to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights; Washington, DC

2013


December
-12/18/13  Economic Aspects of the Asia Rebalance;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/17/13  Responding to the Humanitarian, Security, and Governance Crisis in the Central African Republic;  Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/12/13  Assessing the P5+1 Joint Plan of Action With Iran;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Written Statement Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/11/13  U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement;  Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James F. Dobbins; Opening Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-12/10/13  The P5+1's First Step Agreement With Iran on its Nuclear Program;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-12/10/13  The Transition in Afghanistan;  Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James F. Dobbins; Remarks Submitted for the Record to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-12/04/13  Oversight of U.S. Policy Toward Burma;  Senior Advisor on Burma Judith Beth Cefkin; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC


November
-11/21/13  Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-11/21/13  Political, Economic, and Security Situation in Africa; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-11/20/13  The Global Gender-Based Violence Threat;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Catherine M. Russell; Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Washington, DC
-11/19/13  Crisis in the Central African Republic;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert P. Jackson, Bureau of African Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs, Global Health, Human Rights and International Organizations; Washington, DC
-11/19/13  U.S. Government's Response to Super Typhoon Haiyan;  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Scot Marciel, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-11/14/13  A Pivotal Moment for the Eastern Partnership: Outlook for Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, and Azerbaijan;  Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-11/13/13  Countering the Threat Posed by Boko Haram;  Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations and Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Washington, DC
-11/13/13  U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Iraq; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC
-11/12/13  Remarks at Reception by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy; U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Japan; Residence of the Japanese Ambassador; Washington, DC


October
-10/31/13  Efforts of the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to Accomplish the Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons;  Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-10/31/13  U.S. Policy Toward Syria; U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Ford, Syria; Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-10/29/13  Next Steps on Egypt Policy; Acting Assistant Secretary A. Elizabeth Jones, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-10/08/13  Security and Governance in Somalia: Consolidating Gains, Confronting Challenges, and Charting the Path Forward;  Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC
-10/03/13  Reversing Iran's Nuclear Program;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Written Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC


September
-09/19/13  Examining the Syrian Refugee Crisis;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; As Delivered Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC
-09/19/13  Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Japan; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-09/18/13  Hearing on Benghazi: Where is the State Department Accountability?;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-09/12/13  Troubling Path Ahead for U.S.-Zimbabwe Relations; Before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; Washington, DC
-09/10/13  Proposed Authorization to Use Military Force in Syria;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Armed Services Committee; Washington, DC
-09/04/13  Syria: Weighing the Obama Administration's Response;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-09/03/13  Opening Remarks Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Washington, DC


July
-07/11/13  Assessing the Transition in Afghanistan; Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James F. Dobbins; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-07/11/13  The State Department 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC


June
-06/27/13  Next Steps in the U.S. - Republic of Korea Alliance; Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary James P. Zumwalt, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Before the House Foreign Affairs CommitteeSubcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Washington, DC
-06/25/13  Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle; Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas O. Melia, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and on Middle East and North Africa; Washington, DC
-06/20/13  Ethiopia After Meles Zenawi; Acting Assistant Secretary Donald Y. Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; Washington, DC
-06/18/13  Examining Prospects for Democratic Reform and Economic Recovery in Zimbabwe; Acting Assistant Secretary Donald Y. Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/06/13  Labor Issues in Bangladesh;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; As-prepared statement to Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/05/13  U.S. Relations with Vietnam; Acting Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-06/05/13  U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Relations; Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; As-prepared statement to House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-06/04/13  Iran Sanctions: Ensuring Robust Enforcement, and Assessing Next Steps;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman; Written Statement before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Washington, DC


May
-05/21/13  The Growing Crisis in Africa's Sahel Region; Acting Assistant Secretary Donald Y. Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Opening Statement; Washington, DC
-05/21/13  Video Remarks: The Growing Crisis in Africa's Sahel Region; Acting Assistant Secretary Donald Y. Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Opening Statement; Washington, DC
-05/16/13  The FY 2014 Budget Request for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Acting Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-05/15/13  U.S. Policy Toward Iran;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman; Written Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC


April
-04/25/13  Rebalance to Asia II: Security and Defense: Cooperation and Challenges; Acting Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/24/13  Export Control Reform: The Agenda Ahead; Acting Assistant Secretary Tom Kelly, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Export Control Reform; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  FY 2014 Budget Request for Foreign Operations;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations; Washington, DC
-04/18/13  FY 2014 International Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/17/13  FY 2014 Foreign Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  Energy Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean;  Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual; Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/11/13  U.S. Policy Toward Syria; Acting Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Jones, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-04/10/13  Update on Efforts to Combat Piracy;  Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statement Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation; Washington, DC


March
-03/21/13  Democracy and Human Rights In the Context of the Asia Rebalance; Acting Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/21/13  Democracy and Human Rights in the Context of the Asia Rebalance;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/20/13  Crisis in Syria: The U.S. Response;  Ambassador Robert S. Ford, Syria; House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/20/13  Crisis in Syria: the U.S. Response;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives; Washington, DC
-03/19/13  The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, United States Senate; Washington, DC
-03/07/13  U.S. Policy Toward North Korea;  Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies; Testimony Before the Senate Committee On Foreign Relations; Washington, DC


February
-02/28/13  Human Rights in Burma;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Washington, DC
-02/28/13  Human Rights in Burma;  Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma W. Patrick Murphy; Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Washington, DC
-02/27/13  Islamist Militant Threats in Eurasia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats and Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Washington, DC
-02/26/13  The Asia Rebalance: Why South Asia Matters;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-02/26/13  The Rebalance to Asia: Why South Asia Matters (Part 1); Acting Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-02/14/13  The Crisis in Mali: U.S. Interests and the International Response;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (As Prepared); Washington, DC


January
-01/24/13  Remarks Introducing Nominee for Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry at His Senate Foreign Relations Committee Confirmation Hearing;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Hart Office Building; Washington, DC
-01/24/13  Statement of Senator John F. Kerry, Nominee for Secretary of State; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-01/23/13  Testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-01/23/13  Testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC

2012


December
-12/20/12  Benghazi Attack, Part II: The Report of the Accountability Review Board; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Opening Remarks Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/20/12  Benghazi: The Attack and the Lessons Learned; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-12/19/12  Update on the Evolving Security Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Implications for U.S. National Security;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the House Armed Services Committee; Washington, DC
-12/11/12  The Devastating Crisis in Eastern Congo;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-12/05/12  Addressing Developments in Mali: Restoring Democracy and Reclaiming the North;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC


November
-11/28/12  International Human Trafficking and Forced Labor;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission; Washington, DC


October
-10/10/12  Hearing on Benghazi Security Issues;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Testimony Before the House Oversight Committee; Washington, DC


September
-09/20/12  Maritime Territorial Disputes and Sovereignty Issues in Asia;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-09/13/12  Assessing U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-09/10/12  The Continued Free Association with the Republic of Palau Act of 2012;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Edgard Kagan, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs ; Washington, DC


August
-08/01/12  Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Testimony Before the Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights; Washington, DC


July
-07/24/12  U.S. Engagement in Central Asia;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia; Washington, DC
-07/19/12  Human Rights Situation in Bangladesh;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Testimony: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission U.S. Congress; Washington, DC
-07/18/12  Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of the Marshall Islands; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC


June
-06/28/12  Economic Statecraft: Embracing Africa's Market Potential;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/27/12  Ambassador-Designate to Burma;  Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek Mitchell; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ; Washington, DC
-06/21/12  New START Implementation; Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-06/21/12  Russia's WTO Accession: Administration's Views on the Implications for the U.S.; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Testimony before the Senate Committee on Finance; Washington, DC
-06/20/12  Russia's Accession to the World Trade Organization and Granting Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Statement before the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives; Washington, DC
-06/07/12  The Path to Freedom: Countering Repression and Strengthening Civil Society in Cuba;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; Washington, DC
-06/06/12  U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance;  Deputy Assistant Secretary James P. Zumwalt, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC


May
-05/23/12  The Law of the Sea Convention (Treaty Doc. 103-39): The U.S. National Security and Strategic Imperatives for Ratification;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
-05/16/12  Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities and Needs Amidst Economic Challenges in South Asia; Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman; The House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia; Washington, DC
-05/16/12  Countering Narcotics Threats in West Africa;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control; Washington, DC
-05/16/12  President Obama's Nominee to be Ambassador to Mongolia; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/16/12  President Obama's Nominee to be the Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia; Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/16/12  Status of the Processing of the Camp Ashraf Residents; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; Washington, DC
-05/10/12  NATO: Chicago and Beyond;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-05/08/12  Building Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region;  Senior Official for APEC Hans G. Klemm; Statement Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security; Washington, DC


April
-04/26/12  The Chicago Summit and U.S. Policy; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tina S. Kaidanow, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia; Washington, DC
-04/26/12  The North-South Sudan Conflict 2012;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives; Washington, DC
-04/26/12  U.S. Policy Toward Burma; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Joseph Yun, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/25/12  LRA, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, Aqim, and Other Sources of Instability in Africa;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; The House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/25/12  Remarks as Prepared to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/25/12  The LRA, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, AQIM, and Other Sources of Instability in Africa; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-04/25/12  The LRA, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, AQIM, and Other Sources of Instability in Africa; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Statement Submitted; Washington, DC
-04/25/12  U.S. Policy Toward Burma;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Statement Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific; Washington, DC
-04/24/12  U.S. Policy To Counter the Lord's Resistance Army; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sub-; Washington, DC
-04/18/12  Examining the U.S Policy Responses to Entrenched African Leadership;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee African Affairs Subcommittee; Washington, DC
-04/18/12  Examining the U.S. Policy Responses to Entrenched African Leadership;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee African Affairs Subcommittee; Washington, DC
-04/18/12  The Asia Pacific: Trade Opportunities for Agriculture and Food Producers from the Great Plains to the Pacific Northwest;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats; Statement Before the Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness; Washington, DC
-04/18/12  The State Department's Bureau of Counterterrorism: Budget, Programs, and Policies;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcomittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade; Washington, DC
-04/17/12  The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Statement before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight; Washington, DC
-04/17/12  The Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on African Affairs; Washington, DC


March
-03/29/12  Assessing China's Role and Influence in Africa; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/29/12  Security Challenges in Latin America;  Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement Before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the House Appropriations Committee; Washington, DC
-03/27/12  Creating Jobs: Economic Opportunities in Europe and Eurasia;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats; Testimony Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Europe; Washington, DC
-03/27/12  Testimony Before the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
-03/20/12  Testimony of Ambassador Susan E. Rice, House Subcommittee on Appropriations for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; New York, NY
-03/14/12  Managing Interagency Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts: Are We Effectively Securing Nuclear Materials Around the World?;  Assistant Secretary Thomas Countryman, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/13/12  Nominee for Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia; Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-03/07/12  The State Department's Rewards Programs: Performance and Potential;  Deputy Assistant Secretary M. Brooke Darby, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Statement before the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
-03/01/12  Syria: The Crisis and Its Implications;  Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Opening Statement Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC


February
-02/29/12  Assessing U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities Amidst Economic Challenges: The Foreign Relations Budget for Fiscal Year 2013;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee ; Washington, DC
-02/29/12  Budget Hearing for the Department of State and USAID;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Statement Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-02/28/12  National Security & Foreign Policy Priorities in the FY 2013 International Affairs Budget;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Washington, DC
-02/28/12  State Department and USAID Budget Request;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Opening Remarks Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Washington, DC
-02/16/12  Examining the European Debt Crisis and its Implications;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats; Testimony before the Senate Banking Committee; Washington, DC
-02/07/12  The U.S.-Philippines Alliance: Deepening the Security and Trade Partnership;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade; Washington, DC
-02/02/12  U.S. Policy Toward Post-Election Democratic Republic of the Congo; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Don Yamamoto, Bureau of African Affairs; House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights; Washington, DC
-02/02/12  U.S. Policy Toward Post-Election Democratic Republic of the Congo; Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights; Washington, DC


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