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-- much once again now in this these times of choices being made with regards to the sequester.
What -- -- and what is not every dollar we spend.
That has a certain focus on it has a certain political.
Have to to it and they're all those who are concerned.
That we opt.
Giving -- money for higher education as part of the money that we give to pockets Don every yet.
Yet we not suspending as a result of the sequester.
US tuition assistance in terms of the military get a job but -- foxnews.com.
Right with the amount we're talking about we're talking about aid to Pakistan and so any time to talk about aid to Pakistan.
You're talking about rather colossal figures.
Now a lot of that US money goes towards -- -- is I think it's kind of widely known.
Somewhat controversial and of itself but congressman Ted so -- Bringing attention -- that says as found out and if you -- into the numbers you can find that's.
That the US actually in 2012 -- about about twelve point seven million dollars.
The fact stand just for higher education -- -- higher education assistance and that that in and of itself is just of package of a much broader.
Education social services aid package to Pakistan.
Which is also just a fraction of you know the billions we've given to Pakistan -- the past decade.
So the -- the point got the call this that is making I guess is priorities priorities priorities.
Right this of course comes in the context and sequester.
And what he's specifically concerned about is you know in the US because of the sequester the Pentagon is cutting.
US military tuition assistance and that's the -- here well the Pentagon has cutting millions it's hard to put -- tag on it but.
Tens of millions of dollars probably hundreds of millions of dollars -- Tuition assistance for US troops.
There's certainly a possibility that we continue continue to fund -- our education assistance.
For Pakistan and congressman Poe is -- a bill today.
Though and it basically suspended aid to Pakistan not just a higher education aid but effectively all non defense aid to Pakistan.
Until the military tuition assistance for US troops is restored he doesn't exactly specify.
Where that money would come from on the senate side there's an effort to try to move around pentagon money and and try to.
Restore the tuition assistance by your finding money elsewhere in the budget it appears as if congressman -- bill does not.
Address where the money would come from.
It more use of the accented as a bargaining chip.
To try to convince -- compel the Pentagon two bring back tuition assistance for the troops here.
And any jobs that goes through his bill will.
Haas -- or is it much more a symbolic protest is adamant.
Well it it could be both it could pass the Republican.
Let house that -- Ted -- -- a Republican.
So it certainly could pass the house and then we'll have to see what happens on the senate side -- it does so it's and the senate side.
The effort there to restore the tuition assistance.
Appears to be running into some roadblocks it was offered as an amendment to a budget bill and and as far as it looks right now today.
About a minute might not get a vote so it may be that congressman -- bill is the only bill -- right now.
Dealing with -- -- charters -- the funding.
All right -- their policies dot com thank you very much indeed just Judd has an article back this up but foxnews.com.
I it is part of our series making it and you can read.
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