2. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State: ++SHOT CHANGES DURING SOUNDBITE++
"This budget request will help us achieve our diplomatic goals in several ways, first we'll make sure that China and Russia cannot gain a strategic advantage in an era of renewed great power competition. We'll continue our progress toward the final fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and we'll support the people of Venezuela as they work toward a peaceful restaurant the restoration of democracy and prosperity in their country."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Nita Lowey, Democrat N.Y., House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman: ++SHOT CHANGES DURING SOUNDBITE++
"Our national security is strongest when development, diplomacy and defense are all well funded and equally prioritized. As chairwoman, I intend to work with my colleagues to reject the insufficient request and maintain responsible investments in foreign aid. I'm concerned about the long term damage this administration is inflicting on state and USAID through policies that reduce response time, result and inadequate staffing levels and low staff morale and prevent partnerships with some of the most capable and experienced implementers."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Hal Rogers, Republican - Kentucky, Ranking Member: ++SHOT CHANGES DURING SOUNDBITE++
"You say you and your congressional budget justification that the request prioritizes the security of U.S. citizens, increases American prosperity and supports our allies and partners. If we were to accept cuts of the magnitude proposed it would make our nation less safe making it harder to achieve the effectiveness we all seek. In particular deep reductions are proposed two important priorities like security assistance, global health, democracy promotion and even life saving humanitarian assistance. These programs demonstrate the character of our country. Given what the world looks like right now this approach seems detached from reality."
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