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Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before House and Senate Subcommittees on FY15 budget request

Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (March 12), Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations (March 13), and House Foreign Affairs Committee (March 13) on the State and Foreign Operations FY15 budget request. During opening remarks at the House…

House Committee on Foreign Affairs holds hearing on “The First One Thousand Days: Development Aid Programs to Bolster Health and Nutrition”

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing titled “The First One Thousand Days: Development Aid Programs to Bolster Health and Nutrition” with testimony from Acting Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, and Deputy Coordinator of…

MCC hosts Public Post-Board Town Hall Meeting

The Millennium Challenge Corporation will host a “Public Post-Board Town Hall Meeting” on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (875 Fifteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005).  The event will feature discussion of the “updates to MCC’s selection indicators, the proposed Indonesia Compact, Tunisia’s eligibility for a Threshold Program, and results from Armenia.” 

Administration officials discuss U.S. efforts to alleviate hunger in the State Department's "Conversations With America" video series

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs Cheryl Benton moderated a State Department video discussion with Deputy Coordinator  of the U.S. Feed the Future Initiative Tjada Mckenna and Bread for the World President David Beckmann titled “Conversations With America: Ending Hunger Through Development.”  During her remarks, Deputy Coordinator Mckenna discussed U.S. efforts to alleviate global hunger and poverty through the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative. 

House Committee on Foreign Affairs approves bill prohibiting U.S. Government funding for UNFPA

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs approved, by a vote of 23-17, H.R. 2059 – To prohibit funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Additional Information:

  • Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s (R-FL, 18th; Chair) opening remarks during the Committee Markup Hearing of H.R. 2059.
  • Representative Howard Berman’s (D-CA, 28th; Ranking Member) statement at the Committee Markup Hearing of H.R. 2059.
  • Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s (R-FL, 18th; Chair) statement following Committee passage of H.R. 2059.
PEPFAR Forum – “Smart Investments to Save More Lives: Efficiencies, Innovation, Impact”

The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) held a one-day forum titled “Smart Investments to Save More Lives: Efficiencies, Innovation, Impact”. The forum focused on PEPFAR’s efforts to improve the efficiency and impact of U.S. programs to address the impact HIV/AIDS and included introductory remarks from the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Eric Goosby.

POSTPONED – House Appropriations Subcommittee to markup FY 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill

The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing to markup the FY 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill.  The hearing will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM in 2358-B Rayburn House Office Building.

Ambassador Goosby to host second PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby will host the second meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  The meeting will “include an update on PEPFAR-funded evaluations, discussion about policy related to the recent studies treatment for prevention, and recommendations to the Ambassador on the future direction of evaluation and research within PEPFAR.”

The meeting will be held from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on September 14th and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on September 15th at the House of Sweden Event Center, 2900 K Street NW, Washington, DC.  Register for the event here.

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to markup Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations Bill

The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing to markup the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations Bill.  The hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM in 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building.