Statements of Support
It is “very foolish from a security standpoint to cut diplomacy and foreign aid.”
“If you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition ultimately. So I think it’s a cost-benefit ratio. The more that we put into the State Department’s diplomacy, hopefully the less we have to put into a military budget as we deal with the outcome of an apparent American withdrawal from the international scene,”
“When I first came to the Senate, I saw working groups and caucuses representing every branch of our Armed Services – but no such organized support for the men and women who serve our country abroad in the Foreign Service.
They are posted to more than 270 embassies, consulates and other missions around the globe in often difficult and dangerous environments, and their contributions to the advancement of democracy, the rule of law and American security should be bolstered here in the Senate. I look forward to working with Senator Van Hollen on ways we can support this outstanding group of Americans abroad.”
Senator Sullivan co founded the Senate Foreign Service Caucus with Senator Chris Van Hollen.