Testimony & Reports

 

From time to time, the AFSA President will be asked to testify in front of Congressional Committees on topics relating to the Foreign Service and various reports concerning the Foreign Service will be released. This page is designed to put these documents in a central location for your convenience.

Testimony by AFSA Presidents and Vice Presidents

2012 Testimony

  • The FY2013 Commerce, Justice and Science Budget - Testimony of Keith Curtis, Foreign Commercial Service Vice President, American Foreign Service Association, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA), March 22, 2012.

2011 Testimony

  • The Diplomatic Shield: Diplomatic Security and Its Implications for U.S. Diplomacy - Testimony of Susan Rockwell Johnson, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-HI), June 29, 2011.
  • The FY2012 Budget - Testimony of Susan Rockwell Johnson, President, American Foreign Service Association, House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX), April 14, 2011. (Submitted testimony; no in-person appearance.)
  • State Department Training: Investing in the Workforce to Address 21st Century Challenges - Testimony of Susan Rockwell Johnson, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-HI), March 8, 2011.

2009 Testimony

  • The Diplomat's Shield: Diplomatic Security in Today's World - Testimony of Susan Rockwell Johnson, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-HI), December 9, 2009.
  • A Review of U.S. Diplomatic Readiness - Testimony of Susan R. Johnson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-HI), September 24, 2009.
  • A Review of Benefits for Deployed Federal Employees - Testimony of Susan R. Johnson, President of the American Foreign Service Association, House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and District of Columbia, Chairman Stephen Lynch (D-MA), September 16, 2009.
  • Fiscal Year 2010 Funding for State and USAID - Testimony of John K. Naland President, American Foreign Service Association House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), March 26, 2009.
  • Building a 21st Century Workforce- Testimony of John K. Naland President, American Foreign Service Association House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), February 25, 2009.

2008 Testimony

  • 2008 Special Written Statement - Joint GLIFAA/AFSA Written Statement on Domestic Partner Benefits, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), October 9, 2008.
  • Domestic Crisis with Global Implications: Reviewing the Human Capital Crisis at the State Department - Testimony of John K. Naland, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) July 16, 2008.
  • Diplomacy's Human Element - Testimony of John K. Naland, President, American Foreign Service Association, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Chairman John F. Tierney (D-MA), January 23, 2008.

2007 Testimony

  • Building a Stronger American Diplomatic Presence to Meet the Challenges of a Post-9-11 World - Testimony of John K. Naland, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), August 1, 2007.
  • Working in a War Zone: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Civilians Returning from Iraq - Testimony of Steven Kashkett, Vice President, American Foreign Service Association, House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, Chairman Gary L. Ackerman (D-NY), June 19, 2007.
  • Foreign Assistance Reform: Successes, Failures and Next Steps - Testimony of The Honorable J. Anthony Holmes, President, American Foreign Service Association, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Development, Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection, June 12, 2007.

2005 Testimony

  • Protection of Soft Targets - Testimony by John W. Limbert, President of AFSA, before the House Government Reform Committee, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations - 05/10/05
  • Foreign Relations Authorization - Testimony by Louise K. Crane, Vice-President of AFSA, before the House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Human Rights, Africa, and International Operations - 04/14/05
  • Foreign Affairs Funding for FY '06 - Testimony by John W. Limbert, President of AFSA, submitted to the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice, and Commerce - 04/08/05

State/USAID/FCS/FAS/IBB Testimony and Remarks

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports

Regarding the Foreign Affairs Agencies

Other Foreign Affairs Reports