Chairman Rohrabacher on the hearing: “During this hearing Members of the Subcommittee will review the State Department’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget submission for the Europe and Eurasia region. This document, and the priorities it outlines, is a valuable statement about the new direction of the State Department and US foreign policy under the Trump Administration. I look forward to hearing more from the Administration about how and where our assistance abroad can be improved and made more efficient so that it better serves our national interest.”

Witnesses

The Honorable John A. Heffern
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

Mr. Daniel N. Rosenblum
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

Ms. Margot Ellis
Acting Assistant to the Administrator
Bureau for Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Agency for International Development
[full text of statement]

Ms. Ann Marie Yastishock
Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Asia
U.S. Agency for International Development
[full text of statement]