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REP. MARINO’S WEEKLY WRAPUP – JULY 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

COMMITTEE WORK:
Foreign Affairs:
This week Rep. Marino worked tirelessly for more than 36 hours with his colleagues in the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to pass H.R. 2583, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2012. This bill cuts America’s foreign aid spending, mandates reform in the nation’s foreign programs, and enhances U.S. national security abroad. Rep. Marino supported bipartisan efforts to limit U.S. foreign assistance to the Palestinian Authority; help prevent human trafficking; encourage freedom of speech and religion; and protect Americans’ intellectual property rights abroad. However, he resisted Democratic efforts to amend language in the underlying legislation that would have allowed for taxpayer funding of abortions in foreign nations.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:
• On Tuesday, Rep. Marino and about 20 House Republican freshman colleagues went to the White House to demand that President Obama show the American people his deficit-reduction plan. The President has still failed to outline for the American people any plan to reduce the debt and deficit.

NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Monday:
• Votes, House floor
Tuesday:
• Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies
• Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
• Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights
• Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia

Thursday:
• Foreign Affairs Subcommitee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights