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by Rep. Sonny Callahan (R-Alabama), March 29, 2000
CALLAHAN. Mr. Chairman, we cannot promise the gentleman from California
(Mr. Farr) what the conference committee will do. We appreciate very much
his knowledge of this problem in South America and his history of being
concerned about it. But I cannot commit to the gentleman or to anyone else
what the conferees may do.
My personal observation is
that this is sort of an indirect funding of the United Nations. And in
President Pastrana's Plan Colombia, he has already worked with the United
Nations and they have committed to provide him a portion of the $1.8 billion
as their contribution to this overall plan. So it may not be necessary,
as the United Nations has already agreed with President Pastrana. It may
So I cannot commit to the
gentleman that the conference committee will come back with some language
that will fulfill the desire of the gentleman as his amendment states.
But I do appreciate his concern, and I agree with the gentleman that they
did a good job in Bolivia and that they probably are needed as well in
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