by Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona), July 24, 2001
Chairman, I would like to make a couple of points quickly in response to
what has been said here today.
There is $38 million
that comes out of the economic assistance for the Andean countries. Forty-seven
percent of the money that we have in that account goes to economic assistance.
Half of it goes to economic assistance. So you are cutting the money from
You cannot just say
you are cutting it from military. You are cutting it from the justice
programs. You are cutting it from the poverty programs. You are cutting
it from the alternative economic assistance programs.
Most of our programs
have been consolidated to the Andean initiative, those in Latin America.
If you take those out, there is only $146 million total for the entire
region that is left in all other programs of assistance. So you are cutting
drastically into those programs.
Lastly let me say
a few words with regard to the trust fund. In this bill, we have $100
million in the trust fund. There is $100 million that we appropriated
the other day that is in the supplemental. And, there is $100 million
that will be included in the Labor HHS. In total, for the trust fund,
we have $300 million. This amendment would increase it to $360 million.
I say we are doing everything we can in the area of the international
trust fund for AIDS and the other diseases.
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