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House Proceeding 03-30-09 on Mar 30th, 2009 :: 1:17:20 to 1:19:55
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Frank Jr.Pallone

1:17:04 to 1:17:24( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, i mov that the house suspend the rules and agree to h.r. 1246, the early hearing detection and intervention act. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 14, h.r. 1246, a bill to amend the public health service act regarding early detection,

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:17:20 to 1:19:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank Jr.Pallone

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:17:25 to 1:17:45( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, and the gentleman from nebraska, mr. fortenberry, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone. mr. pallone: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pallone: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:17:46 to 1:18:07( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. pallone: mr. speaker, this is public health week. tomorrow the subcommittee will be holding, my subcommittee, that is the health subcommittee of energy and commerce, will be holding a hearing on the role of public health an health care reform. we'll be exploring the role of public health systems and policies and improving the

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:18:08 to 1:18:29( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: health status of all americans. we have before us today a bipartisan set of bills that exemplify this. the bills make a range of policy and program changes designed to keep americans safer, help them access needed services, and support research into important health problems. these bills have been introduced and co-sponsors by membered on

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:18:30 to 1:18:51( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: both sides of the aisle, they all passed the house under suspension in the last congress. they were passed unanimously from committee this year. and i urge you to join me in the broad set of co-sponsors in supporting these bills. now, the first one as you mentioned, mr. speaker, is h.r. 1246, thely hearing deteanings intervention act.

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:18:52 to 1:19:12( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: i rise obviously in support of that. every year more than 12,000 babies are born without hearing -- with hearing loss. often their condition goes undetected for years, and many of these children end up experiencing delays in speech, language, and cognitive development. however, if the hearing loss is detected early, many of these delays can be mitigated or even

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:19:13 to 1:19:33( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: prevented. for that reason early detection is critical to improving outces for these children. the early hearing detection and intervention act would improve services for screening, diagnosis, and treating, hearing loss in children by amending the public health service act to re-authorize the early hearing detection and intervention program which was first enacted

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:19:34 to 1:19:54( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: in 2000. the early hearing detection and intervention program provides grants and cooperative agreements for statewide newborn and infant hearing services. these programs focus on screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and early intervention. do i want to particularly thank my colleague, representative

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:19:55 to 1:19:55( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: capps, for her hard wor

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