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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 1:18:25 to 1:22:00
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Nita M. Lowey

1:18:21 to 1:18:41( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: million this represents a total savings of money not borrowed against our children and grandchildren's future. with that i reserve the balance of my time. choim for what purpose does the gentlewoman rise? mrs. lowey: i claim time in opposition. the chair: the gentlewoman is recognized.

Nita M. Lowey

1:18:25 to 1:22:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nita M. Lowey

Nita M. Lowey

1:18:42 to 1:19:03( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: mrs. lowey: ms. granger and i worked hard to make sure this amendment is sound. many of us in this chamber have said time and time again the state department and usaid have to start leading u.s. government efforts to address the global threats of the 21st century, including preventing and responding to conflict.

Nita M. Lowey

1:19:04 to 1:19:25( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: as a new administration sets priorities, develops strategiesing creates greater efficiencies and harmony in our foreign policy this requires an expansion of people and resources. the proposed cuts in this amendment to usaid's operating expenses and the department of state's operating accounts

Nita M. Lowey

1:19:26 to 1:19:46( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: strike at the very heart of the bill's efforts to strengthen our civilian capacity. this amendment would have a devastating impact on usaid and the department of state's ability to carry out diplomatic development and reconstruction mission. for usaid operating expenses, the amendment would halt

Nita M. Lowey

1:19:47 to 1:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: support for over 200 existing personnel, including in afghanistan, pakistan, and sudan. putting the u.s. government missions in those countries in jeopardy. the amendment wod stop the construction of secure and safe facilities for usaid employees in nearly 30 countries overseas.

Nita M. Lowey

1:20:08 to 1:20:28( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: halt the hiring of 350 new foreign service officers as planned in the development leadership initiative, which is intended to rebuild the civilian development work force. within the department of state's operating account, the amendment would eliminate 328 million to add $1 -- to add

Nita M. Lowey

1:20:29 to 1:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: 1,000 foreign and civil service officers to fill the 12% vacancy rate of the 260 diplomatic posts worldwide and to fill urgently needed positions here in d.c. eliminate $213 million to add nearly 300 diplomatic security

Nita M. Lowey

1:20:50 to 1:21:14( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: positions to better protect and secure diplomatic and security personnel, redeucely nearly $700 million funding to regularalize diplomatic operationses in iraq, usaid is a global leader on health and the proposed cuts would hamper their abily to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. the proposed cut in this

Nita M. Lowey

1:21:15 to 1:21:35( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: amendment could result million women being without access to voluntary family planning services which could lead to an estimated 5.5 million additional unintended pregnancies. 300,000 additional under 5 deaths per year and 15,000

Nita M. Lowey

1:21:36 to 1:21:56( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: additional maternal deaths per year and approximately 800,000 people in four high-burden countries going without planned multidrug resistance tuberculosis diagnostic and treatment services. congress must strengthen civilian agencies to respond to

Nita M. Lowey

1:21:57 to 1:22:01( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: foreign policy crises and not cut core programs in our

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