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House Proceeding 03-30-09 on Mar 30th, 2009 :: 2:14:15 to 2:15:30
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Frank Jr.Pallone

2:14:09 to 2:14:29( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 16, h.r. 577, a bill to establish a grant program to provide vision care to children, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, and the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise, each will control 20 minutes. the ch gentleman from new jersey, mr.

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:14:15 to 2:15:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Frank Jr.Pallone

2:14:30 to 2:14:50( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: pallone. mr. pallone: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. pallone: i rise in support of h.r. 577, the vision care for kids act of 2009. vision proems are particularly challenging for children because they can cause developmental struggles which can lead to physical, emotional consequences.

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:14:51 to 2:15:11( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: vision impairment can cause children to miss learning opportunities, for example. and they often have an inability to understand nonverbal cues. correcting vision problems at a young age, however, can improve outcomes. the vision care for kids act would address these problems by improving access to vision services for children. the bill amends the public health services kkt act to give the secretary of health and

Frank Jr.Pallone

2:15:12 to 2:15:30( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: human services the authority to award grants to states for first comprehensive eye examinations for children needing these services. second, treatment or services to correct vision problems. and, third, development and dissemination of educational materials on recognizing signs of visual impairment.

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