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House Proceeding 04-27-09 on Apr 27th, 2009 :: 0:26:40 to 0:31:15
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Walter B. Jones

0:26:36 to 0:26:56( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: anti-trust laws we need in order to scale down these banks and give america back to the american people. mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. mr. jones from north carolina. mr. jones: our natn has asked many of its military personnel to serve in iraq and

Walter B. Jones

0:26:40 to 0:31:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Walter B. Jones

0:26:57 to 0:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: afghanistan and other parts of the world. unfortunately many of these service members are returning with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, known as ptsd and traumatic brain injuries known as t.b.i. a 2008 study by the rand corporation found that nearly 20% of iraq and afghanistan veterans have symptoms of ptsd

Walter B. Jones

0:27:23 to 0:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: or major depression. this study also found they do not seek treatment for this illness because they fear it will harm their careers. when some servicemens are not properly treated, they wind up self-medicating or experiencing changes in behavior that lead to

Walter B. Jones

0:27:52 to 0:28:12( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: serious issues that threaten themselves or others. one marine at camp lejeune had been facing involuntary separation. hi states, and i quote, hiservice

Walter B. Jones

0:28:13 to 0:28:33( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: in the marine corps causes ptsd and indirect lirs his incident legal problems. the marine corps' failure to treat him in the past and treat him appropriately has done nothing but worse then problem. if he is separated he would have

Walter B. Jones

0:28:34 to 0:28:54( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: no eligibility for tricare benefit, would have difficult obtaing a job and it's unlikely a university would accept him as a student. the marine corps has decided to give him another chance and he will be transfered to a hospital for treatment. this is not an isolated problem.

Walter B. Jones

0:28:55 to 0:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: many servicemens have lost benefits due to separation from the service. for this reason, introduced h.r. 1701, the ptsd-tbi agreement for veterans act. it creates a special revw board at the dept of defense for

Walter B. Jones

0:29:17 to 0:29:38( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: service -- at the department of defense for service members who were less than honorably discharged. it would create a review board prior to proceeding if the servicemen has been diagnosed. ultimately the legislation would

Walter B. Jones

0:29:39 to 0:29:59( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: help protect the benefits of the servicemen. i was pleased to be joined by representives of the national association for uniform sore vises, the national military family association and the military officers association who spoke in support of this legislation. the air force sergeants association, the terans of

Walter B. Jones

0:30:00 to 0:30:20( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: foreign wars, and the marine corps league have endorsed this bill. if our government and the military fail to address problems associated with ptsd, the situation will only grow worse in future years. in 2007, president obama and vice president biden joined

Walter B. Jones

0:30:21 to 0:30:41( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: senator kit bond and others in writing president bush about the need tone sure any discharge a servicemen receives is, and i quote, is proper and provides for subsequent care for all service-connected injuries, visible and invizible. i hope president obama wl make

Walter B. Jones

0:30:42 to 0:31:02( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: h.r. 1701 a priority for his administration. i'm pleased to have congressman gene taylor as lead co-sponsor of the bill as well as bill pascrell and todd platts. i hope many of my colleagues in the house will join us as co-sponsors of the important legislation for our nation's

Walter B. Jones

0:31:03 to 0:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: military heroes and before closinging mr. speaker, i would like to ask god to please bless our men and women in uniform, i would like to ask god to please bless the families of our men and women in uniform and bless

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