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House Proceeding 05-14-09 on May 14th, 2009 :: 0:08:25 to 0:12:25
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John P. Murtha

0:08:21 to 0:08:41( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: balance of my time. the speaker pro te gentleman from california reserves the balance of his the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. obey: i yield to the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. murtha. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for five minutes. mr. murtha: bill young and i worked the details out.

John P. Murtha

0:08:25 to 0:12:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John P. Murtha

John P. Murtha

0:08:42 to 0:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: it's for the military families at home. for military personnel, we included and i notice there was a member not long ago they said, what did on stop loss? the appropriations committee did a stop loss, put money in for

John P. Murtha

0:09:03 to 0:09:24( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: 875,000 troops. they'll make sure they get $500 because of the hardship placed on them for an involuntary draft, in a sense. for additional military pay we made sure. we tried to figure out how much military needed to take care of the shortage of pay. finally we came down to $2.5

John P. Murtha

0:09:25 to 0:09:45( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: billion and we added it that to the bill. t.b.i. and psychological health, nobody has been at the forefront than mr. young and myself. we put an extra $100 million there. since 2001 there have been 42,600 diagnosed cases of ptsd

John P. Murtha

0:09:46 to 0:10:07( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: and 75,000 service members treated for t.p.i. i saw a new facility for ptsd. it includes $68 million, nearly 2/3 of combat-related injuries deserves treatment. joint family assistance. the bill includes $125.1 million

John P. Murtha

0:10:08 to 0:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: for request total of $739 for family advocacy group. yellow ribbon, the bill provides $238 million for information service referrals. it reaches the reserves for that program. we put in money four c-17's, for 130's, copts, all these things needed in the -- helicopters,

John P. Murtha

0:10:30 to 0:10:53( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: all these things needed. stkers, we put money in for strykers because it takes twice as long. and these are medical care strykers. it takes twice as long to get people to a hospital or medical care in afghanistan. and this will help that situation. reduce the time it takes to medical care. bradley fighting vehicles. national guard and reserve care,

John P. Murtha

0:10:54 to 0:11:15( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: we put $595 million in the bill. guantanamo initial stages we took the money out and said, give us a plan and, of course, the chairman has developed a plan for that. we have withdrawal timelin from iraq, august 31, 2010. training afghan security forces, $3.6 billion. pakistan counterinsurgency fund,

John P. Murtha

0:11:16 to 0:11:37( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: $500 million. and contracting the bill -- one of the things the secretary talks about and we talk about, it costs us $44,000 more to have contractors in iraq than it does to have regular troops there. and we finally said to them, look, you need to start taking the nationals there, putting their people to work, get the americans or the foreign people out of these -- foreign -- i say

John P. Murtha

0:11:38 to 0:11:58( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: foreign, other than iraqis out of their countries. so we're going to get a schedule of getting the contractors down. report language directing the department of defense to have monthly reports. we have a heck of time getting this. but this bill provides the resources capable needed it's completely bipartisan bill. working with mr. young and i

John P. Murtha

0:11:59 to 0:12:19( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: appreciate his cooperation and i ask the members to vote positively on this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. miller: i yield five minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. young. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for five minutes. mr. young: i thank the gentleman for yielding and i

John P. Murtha

0:12:20 to 0:12:25( Edit History Discussion )

John P. Murtha: would like to say that i rise in support of the supplemental. most of the money in this supplemental is for

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