State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017, Hearing before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 12, 2016 [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the April 12, 2016 hearing on "State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017," held before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Lindsey Graham: "The idea of humanitarian assistance is absolutely necessary because some of these people are without food, water, and shelter. It is in our national security interest, and I think General Jones will tell us, to get ahead of this problem before it turns into the jihadist army of the future. But humanitarian aid has to be looked at in terms of reality. There's an op-ed today by Bono in the New York Times. I would recommend you read it. It is about the dilemma of humanitarian aid and developmental assistance. When you realize that most of these kids and their parents are not going back home anytime soon, what kind of skill set should they possess to make them viable human beings in the country where they're going to live for a while? And if they ever do go back to their home, what do they bring back with their home?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James L. Jones, Antony J. Blinken, Bono, and Kelly T. Clements.
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