Tillerson: State Department spending levels 'unsustainable'

Tracy FergusonMar 18, 2017

The group has been in talks with Tillerson's deputies "about a variety of issues related to media access", the statement said, "and we welcome the State Department's pledge to address our concerns in the very near future". The department had previously told reporters covering Tillerson's trip to South Korea, Japan, and China that he would not be taking reporters on his plane and that they would have to fly commercially, breaking with decades of precedent stretching back to Henry Kissinger.

In President Trump's new proposed budget, the State Department and its foreign-aid programs take a huge cut, one that several experts have said will be devastating for global American diplomacy.

As Rachel noted on the show last night, Tillerson told reporters yesterday that the administration believes it can afford to dramatically cut the State Department's funding because "there will be fewer military conflicts that the USA will be directly engaged in".

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Toner replied: "I think it sends a message that we're willing to look at new paradigms with our approach to the media, again, while at the same time ensuring that traditional media has full access and nontraditional media". It also said the decision to travel without reporters was meant to cut costs.

The State Department reportedly declined to confirm whether there would be any reporters on Tillerson's plane hours before the former Exxon Mobile Corp.

But Tillerson also said that the State Department "is coming off a historically high allocation of resources", something he said it must "recognise".

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For decades, secretaries of state have almost always invited media to travel with them.

Erin McPike of Independent Journal Review is in Asia with the secretary of state. The journalists who reported Tillerson's landing in Tokyo on Wednesday evening travelled there on commercial flights.

"After saying it was unable to accommodate press on the Secretary's plane to Asia due to space and budget constraints, the State Department offered a unilateral seat to one reporter", it said in the statement.

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While raising cash isn't critical to releasing the Model 3, it would probably be wise, Musk said on the 22 February earnings call. But the company has said that it will spend $2 billion-2.5 billion to launch the Model 3 mass-market vehicle later this year.

We don't take this opportunity lightly and recognize the controversy surrounding press access for the trip. Another founder, Phil Musser, was once executive director of the Republican Governors Association and worked in the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the administration of George W. Bush.

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