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House Proceeding 03-30-09 on Mar 30th, 2009 :: 2:22:25 to 2:26:10
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Phil Gingrey

2:22:21 to 2:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: need. again, i encourage quick adoption of this bill today and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. sullivan, yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise, reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from mr. pa -- new jersey, mr. pallone. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the

Phil Gingrey

2:22:25 to 2:26:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey

2:22:42 to 2:23:03( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: gentleman from louisiana is recognized. mr. scalise: i yield five minutes to the gentleman from georgia, mr. gingrey. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia, mr. gingrey, is recognized for five minutes. mr. gingrey: mr. speaker, i thank the gentleman for yielding. i'm very proud supporter 577, the vision care for kids act of 2009. i want to commend representative

Phil Gingrey

2:23:04 to 2:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: green from texas and representative sullivan from oklahoma for bringing forward this bill. the reason why i'm here, mr. speaker, speaking on this issue as a physician member of the house is because it's very personal to me. my granddaughters, my oldest

Phil Gingrey

2:23:26 to 2:23:47( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: grandchildren, are now 11 years old. they are identical twin girls, aly and hannah manning. mr. speaker, they were born prematurely. in fact, they were born immaturely. so premature at 26 weeks that each of them weighed one pound, 12 ounces.

Phil Gingrey

2:23:48 to 2:24:08( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: i thank god, mr. speaker, for the blessing, the double miracles of life and health and really they have done fine, except they had problems with vision. that's because these young premature, immature infants ed, mr. speaker, to receive so much oxygen therapy in their

Phil Gingrey

2:24:09 to 2:24:29( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: first weeks of life that it can damage the retina. in fact that's what happened with our twin granddaughters. and they had to have multiple surgeries, laser in fact little aly learned how to eye when she was only 5 years old. she could put it in and take it out.

Phil Gingrey

2:24:30 to 2:24:50( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: again they are -- we are so blessed, their parents are blessed, my daughter and son-in-law anti-grandparents, the mannings, and we gingreys, are so thankful. but we think every day about other children who cannot afford the care, maybe cannot afford to have vision screening, and if they do, mr. speaker, and if

Phil Gingrey

2:24:51 to 2:25:11( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: they are found to have limited vision, mr. sullivan talked about all the difficulties in school both emotionally and physically and educationally that they have, if they can't afford then to have somethi done about their visual problem, what a shame that is. so for us to have a bill, a program where federal grants are

Phil Gingrey

2:25:12 to 2:25:33( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: given through the c.d. working with the states to make sure that each and every child not just those privileged few that happen to have good coverage could get theare that they need so they could become good, strong students and healthy and happy adults. this is a wonderful program. again i commend the committee,

Phil Gingrey

2:25:34 to 2:25:54( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: energy and commerce committee. i commend mr. green, mr. sullivan, mr. pallone, mr. deal. i recommend that all of my colleagues of course support r. 577. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia, mr. gingrey, yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from louisiana, mr. ask leans, reserves the

Phil Gingrey

2:25:55 to 2:26:10( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey nng. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from louisiana. mr. scalise: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker gentleman yields the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i also yield back and ask for passage, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: all

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