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House Proceeding on Feb 3rd, 2010 :: 0:54:55 to 0:58:05
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John S. Tanner

0:54:41 to 0:55:04( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the clerk: h.r. 4532, a bill to provide for permanent extension of the attorney fee withholding procedures under title 2 of the social security act to title 16 of such act and provide for permanent extension of such procedures under titles 2 and 16 of such act to qualified nonattorney general

John S. Tanner

0:54:55 to 0:58:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John S. Tanner

John S. Tanner

0:55:05 to 0:55:25( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from tennessee, mr. tanner, and the gentleman from texas, mr. johnson, each will ctrol 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from tennessee, mr. tanner. mr. nner: thank you. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks

John S. Tanner

0:55:26 to 0:55:46( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: on h.r. 4532. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. tanner: i now yield myself as much time as i may consume. i want to thank mr. johnson for being here and being able to work together, work this out. as you know, mr. speaker, for the past several years one of

John S. Tanner

0:55:47 to 0:56:08( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the top priorities of our ways and means subcommittee on cial security has been helping the hundreds of thousands of americans who have been waiting sometimes over a year, two for a hearing on their disability case due to the large backlog. we have urged the social security administration to make

John S. Tanner

0:56:09 to 0:56:30( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: eliminating this backlog a top priority. i want to thank chairman obey and his -- for his commitment to assuring that the social security administration has the resources to address the issue effectively. . we join today with mr. johnson,

John S. Tanner

0:56:31 to 0:56:52( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: mr. linder on this bill to provide access to professional representation. the benefit application process can be very complicated, as many know, and this bill would help ensure that the applicants can get professional representation and help when they need it. it makes a permanent -- it

John S. Tanner

0:56:53 to 0:57:14( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: makes permanent existing program to increase access to professional representation, and without the passage of this bill, the program will expire march 1. it has the support of many organizations that are engaged in this effort, and i would like to ask unanimous consent

John S. Tanner

0:57:15 to 0:57:35( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: to insert into the record at this point a couple of letters from some of those people. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. tanner: in addition, and the good news is the bill has no cost. it may even generate a little money. some say $55 million over 10

John S. Tanner

0:57:36 to 0:57:58( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: years from user fees paid by representatives who participate. and so, mr. speaker, with that i would ask that everyone support this legislation. it is, i think, something that will not only benefit people who are engaged in the system but will cut down in many

John S. Tanner

0:57:59 to 0:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: respects, hopefully, on some of the time people who are sick and disabled have to wait before their cases are adjudicated.

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