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Debt At Home, Famine Abroad: America's Aid Dilemma

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Debt At Home, Famine Abroad: America's Aid Dilemma

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Debt At Home, Famine Abroad: America's Aid Dilemma

Debt At Home, Famine Abroad: America's Aid Dilemma

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Children from southern Somalia line up to receive cooked food in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. The U.N. estimates that only 20 percent of people needing aid are getting it in Somalia. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Children from southern Somalia line up to receive cooked food in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. The U.N. estimates that only 20 percent of people needing aid are getting it in Somalia.

Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP

Despite media reports that food aid for Somalians is being stolen, a bipartisan congressional committee is calling for more U.S. dollars to be sent to the African country. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with members of the House Subcommittee on African and Global Health: Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) and Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.).