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Topic - Nita M. Lowey
Leaders of a powerful House Appropriations subcommittee are threatening to cut off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if it goes ahead with plans to form a unity government with Hamas.
The House yesterday narrowly approved a measure to reverse a 23-year-old U.S. policy against providing foreign-aid grants for contraception to groups that also offer abortions abroad.
Rep. Nita M. Lowey of New York, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, said she was surprised the Senate didn't pass the straightforward loan guarantees that the House cleared and that could have been signed into law.
"As with any compromise, not everyone will like everything in this bill, but in this divided government a critical bill such as this simply cannot reflect the wants of only one party," said Rep. Nita M. Lowey of New York, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. "We believe this is a good, workable measure that will serve the American people well, and we encourage all our colleagues to support it this week."