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2019 Budget Savings statement by Ambassador Grenell
October 1, 2019

Ambassador Grenell
Ambassador Grenell

I believe strongly that American taxpayers expect efficiency and frugality from overseas missions. I am happy to report that after coming $6 million under budget for FY18, Mission Germany came $14 million under budget in FY19. Additionally, we zeroed-out all growth requests for the most recent Mission Resource Review, committing to a static budget through 2021. Through continuous analysis of our operations and goals, we have been able to meet emerging requirements through efficiencies and reprogramming existing resources as needed.