Obama administration seeks $46.2 billion for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, $1.6 billion less than it requested for fiscal 2014.
The effort involved advertising initiatives between 2011 and March 2013, aimed at increasing engagement with foreign audiences.
The administration wants to reduce spending to promote economic and political reforms in the Middle East and North Africa by $220 million compared to the previous fiscal year.
The State Department has told its employees that it doesn't expect furloughs--at least not yet.
The State Department is rewriting its rules on public communications by employees.