Does the President's Fy 2016 Budget Request Address the Crises in the Middle East and North Africa? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, March 18, 2015 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is a testimony compilation of the March 18, 2015 hearing "Does the President's Fy 2016 Budget Request Address the Crises in the Middle East and North Africa?" held before the House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa. From the opening statement of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: "In this year's budget, the administration is requesting $7.14 billion in overall non-humanitarian bilateral aid for the Middle East and North Africa countries, an 8.7 percent increase over last year's request. It is also requesting an additional $873.4 million in bilateral aid for these countries as part of its overseas contingency operations-- OCO fund--a 5.7 increase since 2014. On top of that, there is a request for an additional $1.64 billion for humanitarian aid for the crisis in Iraq and Syria. I am fully aware that this region poses probably the most difficulty for us to address. But in a time when we don't seem to have a clear and decisive plan to tackle these crises, these increases must be closely scrutinized by us and the administration must justify them." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Anne W. Patterson and Paige Alexander.
Serial No. 114-18
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