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  • Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013.  - State Dept Image

    Date: 02/04/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry displays his first diplomatic passport, while delivering welcome remarks to U.S. Department of State employees in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013. - State Dept Image

Secretary of StateJohn F. Kerry

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2013, John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State of the United States.

Secretary Kerry's Travel

Date: 08/01/2014 Description: Photo showing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waving goodbye as he departs from New Delhi, following the Strategic Dialogue between the United States and India, as well as a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, August 1, 2014. - State Dept Image

On March 2, Secretary Kerry will travel to Geneva, Montreux, Riyadh, and London to address the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and to meet on regional issues. More»

FY 2016 State Department Budget Request

Date: 02/24/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his opening statement before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on February 24, 2015, for a day of testimony before the appropriators and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 24): "The funds that we devote to the entire range of foreign policy programming ... all of that amounts to less than 1 percent of the federal budget." Full Text» More» FY 2016 Budget»

Remarks With Jordanian Foreign Minister

Date: 02/20/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry listens as Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh addresses reporters during their news conference at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 20, 2015. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Feb. 20): "We just signed an MOU a few days ago for a billion dollars a year for the next three years in our aid and assistance to Jordan, which is a reflection of the very, very key role that Jordan is playing in terms of many efforts in the Middle East." Full Text» More»

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