State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016, Hearing Before the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 26, 2015 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the March 26, 2015 hearing, "State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016," Hearing Before the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate. From the statement of Patrick J. Leahy, "We talk about diplomacy, development, and national security. That is really relevant, probably any time since World War II. We know that there are limits to what our military can do. And, Admiral, I am delighted you are here. We discussed this before. We have this huge economic and military power, but we ought to be showing the rest of the world some of the best parts of us. I talked with Mr. Gates earlier. When Senator Graham and I told our colleagues that they ought to pony up on money on infectious diseases, a country of 320 million Americans ought to be able to at least match what Bill and Melinda Gates were doing. But also we know that we have some problems with development, with funding large contractors and non-governmental organizations (NGO's) that might make a lot of money for the ones putting it together, but I am worried that we do not see what we want to see." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bill Gates, Ben Affleck, John Megrue, James Stavridis, and Scott Ford.
S. Hrg. 114; Senate Hearing 114
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