Secretary Clinton spoke today before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. Secretary Clinton said:"[W]e think that diplomacy and development are ever more important to safeguarding the security and prosperity of our people and our nation, because after all, if we are successful in either managing or solving problems, we save the money and the lives that would otherwise have to be spent in dealing with conflict. ...We have launched a new diplomacy that we believe is powered by partnership and pragmatism and principle. And I’m very proud of the men and women of the State Department and USAID who literally work around the clock and around the world."
Read the Secretary's full remarks.