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Passed House without amendment (10/21/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Expresses condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of those killed and injured in the attack on the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) office in Islamabad, Pakistan, on October 5, 2009.

Reaffirms support for WFP's mission to bring emergency food aid to the most vulnerable people of Pakistan and around the world, and commends the WFP people serving the poor across the world.

Recognizes: (1) that poverty can be exploited by extremists to create instability in Pakistan and the greater South Asian region; and (2) the critical role WFP plays in helping alleviate poverty.