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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues, will be holding a budget authorization hearing tomorrow, May 5 to review the budget requests of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and the Office of Global Women’s Issues.

The hearing, entitled “Review of Resources, Priorities and Programs in the FY2016 State Department Budget Request,” will feature testimony from Obama Administration officials.

The following event will be live-streamed here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

3:30pm ET

Rubio to Chair Hearing on State Department’s Budget Request For Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and the Office of Global Women’s Issues.

Senate Dirksen Building, Room SD-419

Washington, D.C.

WITNESSES:       

Ms. Virginia Bennett

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Catherine Russell

Ambassador-At-Large

Global Women’s Issues

U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.

Mr. John D. Feeley

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.