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Democrat NY 17

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  • Six-Year Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

    by Representative Nita M. Lowey

    Posted on 2016-01-12

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    LOWEY of new york in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, every year on January 12th we pause to remember the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010 and the 200,000 Haitians' lives claimed by the disaster. The United States has stood firmly with the people of Haiti as they have endeavored to recover and rebuild.

    As the Ranking Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, I remain deeply committed to the close relationship between our two countries and to economic development, democratic governance, and the promotion of human rights on the island.

    For these objectives to be achieved, the people of Haiti must have their voices heard through free, fair, and transparent elections. The current political impasse serves no one. Haiti's leaders and its people must work together to complete the electoral process and ensure a peaceful transfer of power next month.

    I am proud to represent many Haitian Americans in Rockland and Westchester Counties, and I will continue to work with my constituents on our shared goals of democracy, prosperity, and success for the Haitian people.


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