Chairman Poe on the hearing: “The threat of terrorism remains a deadly challenge for us and our allies around the globe. A key tool for the United States in the fight against terrorism is the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau. Through the Bureau, our nation coordinates its strategy to combat terrorism abroad, counters violent extremism, and assists allies develop their own counterterrorism capabilities. This hearing will examine CT Bureau’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request and how it could affect broader U.S. foreign policy. Members will have the opportunity to ensure that the Bureau and its assistance programs are performing effectively and efficiently to safeguard Americans and our interests abroad.”

Opening Statements

Chairman Poe’s opening statement


The Honorable Nathan Alexander Sales
Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism
U.S. Department of State
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Hearing transcript (PDF)