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Blog Posts Discuss U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson’s Testimonies Before Senate Committees On FY18 State Department Budget Request

Center for Global Development’s “U.S. Development Policy”: Rex Tillerson’s Hearings Before Congress: What Was Said and What CGD Experts Think
Scott Morris, senior fellow and director of the U.S. Development Policy Initiative at CGD; Amanda Glassman, chief operating officer, senior fellow, and Board secretary at CGD; Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow at CGD; and Forrest Rilling, media relations coordinator at CGD, discuss key points from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s testimonies this week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (6/14).

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: When Senators question Tillerson on global health impacts of State Department cuts, numbers speak louder than words
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses Tillerson’s appearance before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, during which U.S. senators posed questions on how the administration’s budget request would impact U.S. global health efforts. Barton also highlights the newly released KFF analysis on the impact of potential U.S. global health budget cuts (6/14).

Humanosphere: Tillerson’s ‘less is more’ strategy for foreign aid meets bipartisan skepticism in Senate
Humanosphere correspondent Tom Murphy discusses responses to Tillerson’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, writing “Critics responded by characterizing the proposal to slash the budget for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by about 30 percent as ‘reckless’ and ‘divorced from reality.’ Senators also made clear that they do not plan to enact the Trump administration’s proposed level of cuts.” Murphy also highlights the newly released KFF analysis on the impact of potential U.S. global health budget cuts (6/14).

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