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Diplomatic and Embassy Security Funding Before and After the Benghazi Attacks

Description: This report presents a history and analysis of the requested and actual funding for diplomatic/embassy security since FY2008--what actually became available for the Department of State to spend after rescissions, sequestration, and transfers. It also provides funding data that was requested by the Administration, passed by the House of Representatives, passed by the Senate, and enacted by Congress for the two accounts that provide the bulk of the funding: the Worldwide Security Protection (WSP) and Worldwide Security Upgrades (WSU).
Date: September 10, 2014
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Foreign Affairs Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO): Background and Current Issues

Description: Some members of Congress are examining foreign affairs funding designated as Overseas Contingency Operations because of its possible use for the overseas Ebola crisis, efforts to combat the Islamic State, and other budgetary reasons. This report contains information on the background of overseas contingency operations and current funding and issues.
Date: November 19, 2014
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Description: This report discusses reestablishing normal diplomatic ties with Iraq and setting up the new embassy facilities and regional teams.
Date: October 24, 2006
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Description: The Bush Administration is in the process of building new embassy facilities in Baghdad. An emergency supplemental appropriation, which included $592 million for embassy construction, was signed into law on May 11, 2005. According to the Department of State, this funding is all that is needed for construction of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Completion of the embassy is expected by the summer of 2007. This report discusses reestablishing normal diplomatic ties with Iraq and setting up the new embassy facilities and regional teams.
Date: June 29, 2006
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Embassy Security: Background, Funding, and the Budget

Description: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon led to the closing the following day of 50 of the nearly 260 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. A week later, however, all U.S. facilities were open for business. Additionally, three embassies – in Pakistan, Yemen, and Turkmenistan – allowed for voluntary evacuations immediately after the attack. In the months prior to the attack, travel warnings were issued and embassies were put on high alert as Osama bin Laden had issued vague, but credible, threats against Americans and American interests around the world.
Date: October 4, 2001
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Embassy in Iraq

Description: Construction of the New Embassy Compound (NEC) in Baghdad is completed and, as of early August 2008, about 50% of post staff have moved in. Construction problems and additional requirements, including adding space at the embassy compound for General Patraeus and his staff, as requested in a mid-2007 report by State's then- Director of Management and Planning, delayed the opening by a year and raised the cost from the original $592 million estimate to about $736 million. The Department of State has a goal of having all U.S. government personnel moved in by the end of 2008.
Date: August 8, 2008
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Foreign Relations Authorization, FY2003: An Overview

Description: Congress is required by law to authorize the spending of appropriations for the State Department and foreign policy activities every two years. The authorization process dovetails with the annual appropriation process for the Department of State and foreign policy/foreign aid activities. This report contains information on the recent developments, background, and key issues regarding foreign affairs considered by Congress in 2003.
Date: September 20, 2002
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Foreign Relations Authorization, FY2003: An Overview

Description: Congress is required by law to authorize the spending of appropriations for the State Department and foreign policy activities every two years. The authorization process dovetails with the annual appropriation process for the Department of State and foreign policy/foreign aid activities. This report contains information on the recent developments, background, and key issues regarding foreign affairs considered by Congress in 2003.
Date: November 8, 2002
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Appropriations for FY2002: Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies

Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement information provided by the House and Senate Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Subcommittees.
Date: February 13, 2002
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Appropriations for FY2003: Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies

Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement information provided by the House and Senate Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Subcommittees.
Date: June 11, 2002
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Appropriations for FY2003: Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies

Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement information provided by the House and Senate Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Subcommittees.
Date: August 16, 2002
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Appropriations for FY2003: Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies

Description: Appropriations are one part of a complex federal budget process that includes budget resolutions, appropriations (regular, supplemental, and continuing) bills, rescissions, and budget reconciliation bills. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills that Congress passes each year. It is designed to supplement information provided by the House and Senate Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Subcommittees.
Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Epstein, Susan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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