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House Proceeding 12-10-09 on Dec 10th, 2009 :: 0:15:15 to 0:19:25
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Nita M. Lowey

0:15:12 to 0:15:32( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: is about $39 thank you, mr. speaker. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from massachusetts, for what purpose do you rise? mr. olver: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from new york, nita

Nita M. Lowey

0:15:15 to 0:19:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nita M. Lowey

Nita M. Lowey

0:15:33 to 0:15:55( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: lowey. nita lowey is the chairwoman of the stat operations subcommittee of appropriations, one of the bills which is included. the gentlewoman from new york is recognized for three minutes. mrs. lowey: and i thank the chairman for your important work on this bill. i am very pleased to present division f of the f.y. 2010

Nita M. Lowey

0:15:56 to 0:16:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: omnibus which includes $47.764 billion in appropriations to the department of state, foreign operations and related programs. at $1.235 billion, or 2% below fiscal year 2009 enacted levels, including supplemental appropriations, and $3.28 billion below the president's

Nita M. Lowey

0:16:19 to 0:16:39( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: fiscal year 2010 request, these funds support the u.s. diplomatic and development priorities, a cornerstone of u.s. national security. to address security impair tiffs, it includes $4.5 billion to help stabilize, strengthen and rebuild afghanistan, pakistan and iraq in

Nita M. Lowey

0:16:40 to 0:17:02( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: conjunction with funding in t 2009 supplemental, full funding for our commitments to our allies and partners in the middle east, including a $2.775 billion in.m.f. for israel. $1.3 billion for egypt. $00 million for jordan.

Nita M. Lowey

0:17:03 to 0:17:24( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: a provision to exclude the export import bank from entering deals into companies that contribute to iran's refine petroleum industry. gives the secretary of state authority to exempt countries cooperating closely with the united states to stop iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Nita M. Lowey

0:17:25 to 0:17:45( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: $8.37 billion for counternarcotics and other similar programs in latin america. this bill continues the congressional commitment to increase dlomatic and development capacity with resources to hire, train, support and protect 700 new department of state personnel and 300 new u.s.a. personnel.

Nita M. Lowey

0:17:46 to 0:18:06( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: the bill increases funding for key long-term development priorities, including $7.7 billion for global health activities, including $5.7 billion for gbal hiv-aids, $1.2 billion to improve access to quality, basic and higher

Nita M. Lowey

0:18:07 to 0:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: education, $1.1 billion for food security and agriculture development. over $1.25 billion in bilateral and multilateral assistance for clean energy, biodiversity and climate change initiatives. and $315 million to expand access to safe water and sanitation.

Nita M. Lowey

0:18:29 to 0:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: and $2.57 billion for refugee and disaster assistance. finally, to improve accountability and oversight, the bill provides $149 million the department of state and u.s. aid and the special inspector general for iraq, afghanistan reconstruction.

Nita M. Lowey

0:18:55 to 0:19:16( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: madam -- sir the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentlelady has expired. mr. olver: i yield two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. mrs. lowey: i'm also pleased this appropriations package invests in worthy initiatives in our communities that will

Nita M. Lowey

0:19:17 to 0:19:25( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: improve health, education, law enforcement, environment and infrastructure in new york and around the nation. so i urge my colleagues to give

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