6:27 PM EDT

Nita Lowey, D-NY 18th

Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman for yielding to me.

And I want to thank the gentleman for raising this issue today. I strongly support continued funding for programs to secure and destroy small arms and light weapons around the world, and I join my chairman in delightfully accepting the amendment.

6:28 PM EDT

Jim Kolbe, R-AZ 8th

Mr. KOLBE. Mr. Chairman, reclaiming my time, I would just say simply that the program is certainly a worthwhile one and we have no problem with it. We simply did not earmark specific dollars from this account for it. This would suggest that certain dollars are to be spent, and we do support what is being done.

Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.

6:28 PM EDT

Jim Kolbe, R-AZ 8th

Mr. KOLBE (during the reading). Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent that the remainder of the bill through page 29, line 12, be considered as read, printed in the RECORD, and open to amendment at any point.