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State Department’s E Family Mission Explained

An introduction to the U.S. Department of State’s mission for the Under Secretariat for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, known colloquially as the "E Family," which includes three bureaus and four offices, led by Under Secretary Jose W. Fernandez:

– Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
– Bureau of Energy Resources
– Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
– Office of the Chief Economist
– Office of Global Food Security
– Office of the Science and Technology Adviser
– Office of Global Partnerships

The E Family leads the Department’s efforts to develop and implement international policies related to economic growth, energy, agriculture, the ocean, the environment, science and technology, and so much more.
Every day we are working together with our partners and allies to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges that touch the daily lives of all Americans. Learn more in this short video!

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Under the leadership of the President and Secretary of State, the U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity. On behalf of the American people we promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world.

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President’s chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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