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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 3:28:05 to 3:30:00
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:27:47 to 3:28:08( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: underlying bill and i yield back the balance of my time. i'm sorry. time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida rise? ms. ros-lehtinen: mr. chairman, i rise in opposition to the amendment although i do not oppose the substance of the amendment. the chair: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:28:05 to 3:30:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:28:09 to 3:28:29( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: mr. chairman. the amendment by the gentleman from new york, mr. bishop, requires a g.a.o. report on the effects that waivers of the buy america act for the purchase of h.i.v. test kits under the president's emergency plan for aids relief, pepfar, have had on american manufacturers. pepfar, as we know, is one of the largest and most successful foreign assistance programs of our country.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:28:30 to 3:28:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and it was re-authorized just last year for an astounding $48 billion over the next five years. expanding access for testing is a vital and core component of pepfar, both in terms of prevention and treatment. and in some cases the purchase of test kits manufactured

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:28:52 to 3:29:12( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: outside of the outside has been deemed a more cost-effective and efficient means by which to expand testing and access to testing. still some have expressed concern about the impact that those waivers may be having on united states-based manufacturers and questioned

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:29:13 to 3:29:33( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: whether the purase of these test kits manufactur abroad really has increased access to testing. thus, an evaluation of this nature may be an appropriate exercise, particularly as the transition from an emergency program to a sustainable program.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:29:34 to 3:29:55( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and i, therefore, gentleman in his amendment. and i yield back the balance of my time, mr. chairma the chair: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from new york. mr. bishop: i'll yield the balance of my time to the chairman. mr. berman: mr. chairman, simply to join the sponsor of the amendment and the ranking member in support of the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:29:56 to 3:30:01( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: amendment, and i yield back. mr. bishop: i thank the -- the chair: the gentleman from

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