Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that Secretary of State John Kerry will testify at a Committee hearing on Wednesday, February 25 at 10 a.m.        

The hearing, entitled “Advancing U.S. Interests in a Troubled World:  The FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget,” will provide Secretary Kerry an opportunity to justify President Obama’s FY 2016 foreign affairs budget request.

Chairman Royce said:  “Over the past year, the United States has been challenged by ever more crises that threaten international stability and our national security.  The U.S. must have a clear strategy that is backed by the efficient and effective use of our resources.   As we’ve seen, a foreign policy that is always reactive is a failure in leadership.  This hearing will provide Committee Members with an opportunity to press Secretary Kerry for an explanation of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy spending priorities for the next year.”  

Hearing:  Advancing U.S. Interests in a Troubled World: The FY 2016 Foreign Affairs Budget

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable John F. Kerry
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State

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