Full Committee Hearing

The State of the State Department and State Department Authorization

Full Committee Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021  Add to my Calendar Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-G50 Presiding: Senator Menendez

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  1. The Honorable Brian McKeon
    Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.