S. 3341 (112th): Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Act of 2012

Jun 26, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed Senate)
John Kerry
Senator from Massachusetts
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Sep 25, 2012
8 pages

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 22, 2012 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Jun 26, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 26, 2012
Reported by Committee Sep 19, 2012
Passed Senate Sep 22, 2012
Full Title

A bill to require a quadrennial diplomacy and development review, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

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9/22/2012--Passed Senate without amendment.
Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to conduct a review every four years of U.S. diplomacy and development for the next four-year period (quadrennial diplomacy and development review) which shall include:
(1) recommendations regarding the long-term diplomacy and development policy and strategic framework of the United States;
(2) U.S. diplomatic priorities; and
(3) guidance on the related programs, assets, capabilities, budget, policies, and authorities of the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Provides for interagency consultations in the conduct of the diplomacy and development review.
Requires each diplomacy and development review to:
(1) delineate the U.S. national diplomacy and development policy and strategic framework;
(2) prioritize critical national diplomacy and development areas, capabilities, and resources;
(3) describe interagency cooperation and preparedness of relevant federal assets;
(4) describe the roles of international organizations and multilateral institutions in advancing U.S. diplomatic and development objectives;
(5) identify the necessary budget plan; and
(6) assess the organizational alignment and management mechanisms of the Department and USAID with the national diplomacy and development policy and strategic framework.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish within the Department an Office of Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.
Urges the Secretary to apprise the Foreign Affairs Policy Board on an ongoing basis of the work undertaken in the quadrennial diplomacy and development review.

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