or other countries
The members of Congress would need to plan their official visits to other countries through the U.S. State Department. The State Department works with Congress to arrange travel, logistics, and assistance for foreign trips of official business. The office also helps to ensure all regulations and security considerations are met. Congress typically works with their home district Foreign Relations Department and the U.S. Embassy in the host country for diplomatic clearances. Members of Congress typically travel with the required attache or foreign national staff, and the State Department coordinates appointments, meetings, and other diplomatic activities with local government officials. The travel of Members of Congress is typically funded through an appropriation from the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.