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House Proceeding 05-14-09 on May 14th, 2009 :: 0:59:00 to 1:01:30
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Betty Sue Sutton

0:58:56 to 0:59:16( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: gentleman from california. speakers remaining. and then -- mr. perlmutter: three speakers. mr. dreier: should we continue to reserve? maybe we'll reserve for -- the speaker pro tempore: both sides have eight minutes remaining.

Betty Sue Sutton

0:59:00 to 1:01:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Betty Sue Sutton

Betty Sue Sutton

0:59:17 to 0:59:38( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: mr. perlmutter: how much time? the speaker pro tempore: both sides have eight minutes remaining. mr. perlmutter: with that i yield from ohio, congresswoman sutton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio is recognized for two minutes. ms. sutton: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding me the time and for his leadership. today we consider the last war supplemental providing funding

Betty Sue Sutton

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

Betty Sue Sutton: for our troops in iraq and afghistan. however i am deeply concerned this bill does not have an exit strategy for military operations in afghanistan. out of fairness to our brave soldiers, we cannot have an open-ended strategy. i support the bill introduced by representative jim mcgovern, to require one. but this bill does have some

Betty Sue Sutton

1:00:00 to 1:00:21( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: provisions in it that i support. since october of 2001, approximately 160,000 soldiers have been subject to stop loss orders. serving on involuntary extended tours of duty. last june i introduced the stop loss compensation act to ensure all our soldiers affected by the policy would be properly compensated. and last fall we took the first

Betty Sue Sutton

1:00:22 to 1:00:42( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: step forward fulfilling our duty to these brave soldiers by including stop loss compensation for fiscal year 2009 in the continuing resolution. but today i am proud that we will extend the $500 a month payments to all 160,000 soldiers that have been affected by stop loss since 2001.

Betty Sue Sutton

1:00:43 to 1:01:04( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: mr. speaker, on the home front, our firefighters who answer the call of duty in communities throughout this country often the first on the scene and the last to leave, because of the current recession, a lot of communities, including the community one in my district, are being forced to lay off firefighters, resulting in staffing levelthat are too low. i'm proud to say we have worked

Betty Sue Sutton

1:01:05 to 1:01:26( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: on language to include in this bill that will allow safer grants to be used to rehire and retain much needed firefighters. the o'leary fire department has already informed me with with this change they plan to apply for a safer grant to reinstate the 10 firefighters who were laid off last month. this bill will help us ensure that stop loss payments for

Betty Sue Sutton

1:01:27 to 1:01:30( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: those who protect us overseas will be properly given and to ensure the adequate staffing for

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