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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 1:04:25 to 1:08:55
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Nita M. Lowey

1:04:19 to 1:04:39( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: mrs. lowey: as we cle this debate, i want to thank kay granger, the ranking member of this committee, who has been an invaluable partner in creating what we think is a very, very good bill. i also want to thank mr. kirk's leadership, not only in the committee, but certainly in your

Nita M. Lowey

1:04:25 to 1:08:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Nita M. Lowey

1:04:40 to 1:05:01( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: role in presenting this bill today. we really have an outsnding subcommittee. and again, it's because of the subcommittee members and the staff on both sides, which i acknowledged in my opening statement and the big ranking member -- not that he's so big

Nita M. Lowey

1:05:02 to 1:05:23( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: -- the ranking member of the committee and the can chair of the overall appropriations committee, mr. obey. everyone contributed to making this a really important bill. and i just must say in closing that to me, it's privilege to be a chair of this committee, to wake up every day and know that you can contribute

Nita M. Lowey

1:05:24 to 1:05:45( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: to the great challenges we have internationally. and every day, we are presented with additional challenges that we have to face. and as the leader of the free world, the united states of america has a key role to play. and i know that all the members of this committee understand our responsibility. so this is a good bill.

Nita M. Lowey

1:05:46 to 1:06:07( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: i appreciate your support. i hope we can get support from the majority of members on your side of the aisle and our side of the aisle, because this is an important bill. and as we move forward, it's extremely important that all of us support these efforts.

Nita M. Lowey

1:06:08 to 1:06:29( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: so i thank you again. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. all time for general debate has expired. pursuant to the rule the bill should be considered for amendment under the five-minute order. no amendments will be considered except in parts and b and offered only by a member designated in the report, shall

Nita M. Lowey

1:06:30 to 1:06:50( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: be considered as read, shall be debated 10 minutes, shall not be of the question. amendment in part b may be offered only in the appropriate part of the readg. the clerk: be it enacted the following sums are appropriated for the fiscal year 2010, namely, title 1, department of

Nita M. Lowey

1:06:51 to 1:07:13( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: state and related agencies, administration and foreign affairs, diplomatic including transfer of funds, $8 mrs. lowey: i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: part a, amendment

Nita M. Lowey

1:07:14 to 1:07:34( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: number one, offered by mrs. lowey of new york. mrs. lowey: i yield myself as much the chair: ms. lowey and a member opposed each will control five minutes. mrs. lowey: my amendment makes several provisions to the bill.

Nita M. Lowey

1:07:35 to 1:07:56( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: it would increase fundi million and democracy programs by $10 million. it would provide $300,000 for the implementation of the u.s.-brazil joint action plan to eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination and promote equality, increase funding for maternal health programs by $10

Nita M. Lowey

1:07:57 to 1:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: million, ensure proper use of taxpayer dollars for increasing funding for oversight of state department and usaid programs by $8 million. these would be offset by the capital investment fund and usaid's capital investment fund. the amendment would also restrict foreign military

Nita M. Lowey

1:08:19 to 1:08:39( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: financing to sri lanka but the base bill includes up to $1 million for demining activities upped the nonproliferation, demining and related programs, to continue the work with the sri lanka government to high

Nita M. Lowey

1:08:40 to 1:08:56( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: displaced people return to their homes. this amendment restriction on first class travel by employees of agencies funded by this act. i'm pleased to have worked with representatives blumenauer,

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