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House Proceeding on Apr 2nd, 2008 :: 3:52:35 to 3:56:19
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Maxine Waters

3:50:53 to 3:52:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters

3:52:20 to 3:52:35( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: instructions to the usaid administrator and the global aids coorditor to address the food and nutrition needs of individuals with hiv-aids and other affected individuals, including orphans and

Howard L. Berman

3:52:35 to 3:52:53( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: vulnerable children, to fully integrate food in treatment and care programs carried out under this act. i'd like to emphasize that the committee and i personally share our colleagues' concerns

Howard L. Berman

3:52:35 to 3:56:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard L. Berman

Howard L. Berman

3:52:53 to 3:53:07( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: about the negative effect rising costs are having on our long term and emergency food programs. this is causing serious attention because it affects our food aid programs. including the effectiveness

Howard L. Berman

3:53:07 to 3:53:21( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: and success of this program. i want to reassure my colleagues that i will be working over the coming weeks to strengthen and clarify in the bill that food security and nutrition programs,

Howard L. Berman

3:53:21 to 3:53:35( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: especially those referred to as wrap-around services, are not to be funded with moneys divert from other standing commitments to address food and security elsewhere in the world or in these

Howard L. Berman

3:53:35 to 3:53:49( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: countries. and i yield 30 seconds -- additional time -- to the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: thank you. the chairman: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. mcgovern: i want

Howard L. Berman

3:53:49 to 3:54:01( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: to thank the chairman for that assurance. i know that many members of congress on both sides of the aisle stand ready to support him in these efforts, and i yield back my time. mr. berman:

3:54:01 to 3:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

madam chair, i reserve my time. the chairman: the gentlelady from florida is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, madam chairman. i yield three minutes to the gentleman from california,

3:54:16 to 3:54:29( Edit History Discussion )

mr. royce, who is the ranking member of the subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and trade. the chairman: the gentleman from california is recognized for three minutes. mr. royce: thank

3:54:29 to 3:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

you, and thank you, madam speaker. many have described the crisis hiv-aids, tuberculosis, malaria, these take countless lives every day, especially on the continent of africa. and these diseases

Howard L. Berman

3:54:46 to 3:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: devastate families, they devastate communities and nations. this bill is titled the leadership act, and it's titled that way because it honors two former foreign affairs ei committee chairman

Howard L. Berman

3:55:00 to 3:55:15( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: who did forge this leggeds five years ago, and with this act the united states will continue to lead in tackling these killer diseases. se . this legislation did not come together easily.

Howard L. Berman

3:55:15 to 3:55:30( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: and the reason it is difficult is because many people have strong views on how best to fight these diseases. this bill is a compromise. it would have been far easier to hold on to positions probably,

Howard L. Berman

3:55:30 to 3:55:48( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: but that would have gotten no bill. but instead those working on it did the hard work to craft a policy that most everyone could support. fragely -- frankly had that not been done it would

Howard L. Berman

3:55:48 to 3:56:04( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: have been a sharp rebuke to the work chairman hyde and lantos did five years ago. tens of millions of people around the world would have lost and america would have lost. that were in this position

Howard L. Berman

3:56:04 to 3:56:19( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: -- that we are in this position now to continue these two men's legacy is due to the dedication of chairman berman and ranking member ros-lehtinen. i particularly appreciate their inclusion

Eleanor Holmes Norton

3:56:19 to 3:56:34( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: of a provision i had recommended prohibiting foreign countries, foreign governments from taxing our aid. i thank them for that provision. while endorsing the policy, the bill's authorization

Eleanor Holmes Norton

3:56:19 to 3:57:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eleanor Holmes Norton

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