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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 2:23:25 to 2:25:10
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Nita M. Lowey

2:23:22 to 2:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: several -- where we list several programs the secretary should consider? i retain the balance of my time and hope to be illuminated on this question. the chair: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise mrs. lowey: i rise in opposition to the amendment. the chair: the gentlewoman is

Nita M. Lowey

2:23:25 to 2:25:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nita M. Lowey

Nita M. Lowey

2:23:44 to 2:24:06( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: recognized. mrs. lowey: the bill before the house is $33 million below the amount requested in the budget. the gentleman's amendment would reduce by $8 million funding for international exchange programs, bringing the amount in the bill to over $40 million below the qufment it also would prohibit funding for the

Nita M. Lowey

2:24:07 to 2:24:27( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: one-time special grants program grants you should this program are required to be competitively awarded and support exchanges for people who do not benefit through existing programs. none of the enties and organizations listed in the report are earmarks. all entities highlighted in the

Nita M. Lowey

2:24:28 to 2:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: report under the special grants program must compete with all other applicants, whether listed in the report or not. for example, of the 39 entities listed in the explanatory statement a accompanying the state foreign operation and related programs appropriations act 2008, only 12, or less than

Nita M. Lowey

2:24:50 to 2:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: 1/3, received funding. so i say to my friend respectfully, these are not earmarks. this program fills a void in our international exchange portfolio. it's a targeted one-time competitive opportunity for an organization to address either a regional or population gap in

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