Statement by Secretary of State Clinton on the H1N1 virus and the FY09 War Supplemental Request
In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton summarized how the State Department is assisting and coordinating with other U.S. departments and agencies to address the H1N1 virus. Secretary Clinton testified that the State Department has established an influenza monitoring group, is “tracking how other governments are responding to the threat and what assistance we might offer,” and is in regular contact with the World Health Organization (WHO). Secretary Clinton also discussed food security and staffing needs in relation to the FY09 War Supplemental Request.
Read the Secretary’s statement on the H1N1 virusÂ here.
Read the entire statement before the Senate Appropriations Committee here.