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2013



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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

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