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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release�������������������������������������������������������������������� Contact:� Mikael Moore June 8, 2006�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� (202) 225-2201 CONGRESSWOMAN WATERS URGES APPROPRIATORS TO FULLY FUND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR HAITI AND LIBERIA Washington, D.C. � On June 6, 2006, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations Appropriations urging them not to cut emergency assistance for Haiti and Liberia.� The letter was signed by 22 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).� The text of the letter follows: We write as members of the Congressional Black Caucus to ask you to include $40 million in emergency assistance for Haiti and $50 million in emergency assistance for Liberia in the Conference Report for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2006.� These emergency appropriations were added to the Administration�s supplemental request […]

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