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House Proceeding 06-16-09 on Jun 16th, 2009 :: 1:12:15 to 1:17:55
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Pete Sessions

1:12:11 to 1:12:33( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: attention of this congress. i commend thiresolution to my colleagues and would reserve the balance of my time. ge reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise in support of the gentlewoman's amendment and i want to thank tammie baldwin from wisconsin for not

Pete Sessions

1:12:15 to 1:17:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Pete Sessions

1:12:34 to 1:12:54( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: only working with me but also other members of my conference, republican conference, on important issues related to eye and retinal health and i appreciate her recognizing today the 40th anniversary of the national eye institute, h.res. 366. and also i appreciate her

Pete Sessions

1:12:55 to 1:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: dedication to people that are suffering with retinal and eye diseases and these vision issues that we speak about today as a result of our support and the support of the national eye institute make a difference to thousands of people who have these eye diseases and their families and i'm very proud of this resolution.

Pete Sessions

1:13:17 to 1:13:40( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: last congress we, meaning mrs. bald with win and i, joined together in support of national here to recognize the 40th anniversary of the national eye institute and express support for the designation of 2010 through 20 as the decade of vision. the national eye institute, also known as n.e.i., was established

Pete Sessions

1:13:41 to 1:14:02( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: by congress in 1968 to protect and prolong vision of the american people. n.e.i. research leads to insight into saving retinal treatments, reducing visual impairment and blindness and improves the quality of life for people of all ages. vision research has been supported through the n.e.i. by

Pete Sessions

1:14:03 to 1:14:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: over 1,600 research grants and training awards made to scientists at more than 250 medical centers, hospitals, universities and other institutions across the country and around the world. with congressional and public support, the research has yielded substantial dividends to treat many potentially

Pete Sessions

1:14:25 to 1:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: blinding eye diseases and visual disorders. vision impairment and eye disease is a major public policy problem for the world to face. as you have heard, vision-related costs here in the united states approach $68 billion annually. there are some 38 million

Pete Sessions

1:14:47 to 1:15:07( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: people in the united states over the age of 40 currently experiencing blindness, low vision or age-related disease. this number is estimated to increase to 50 million people by 2020. n.e.i. benefits children born eye diseases and vision loss as

Pete Sessions

1:15:08 to 1:15:28( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: well as older citizens and anyone else that fits in between. n.e.i. actively works to predict, prevent and preempt aging eye disease and visual impairment thereby enabling more productive lives and reducing vision costs. the national eye institute is the world leader in basic

Pete Sessions

1:15:29 to 1:15:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: research with the national institute of human genome project to translate the discovery of genes which compromise one quarter of genes discovered to date into diagnostic and treatment modalities. the n.e.i. has been a leader in collaborative research with so

Pete Sessions

1:15:51 to 1:16:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: many private funded entities such as the human gene thera trial with the foundation of fighting blindness or f.f.b. for individuals with leber congenital amaurosis, a rapid retinal degeneration that blinds infants in their first year of life.

Pete Sessions

1:16:12 to 1:16:33( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this trial has demonstrated improvement even with initial safety trials. i am a big supporter of the foundation fighting blindness and the work that they have done in the past continues to carry out in our daily lives. this resolution recognizes the 40 years of service from the national eye institute and commends them for their

Pete Sessions

1:16:34 to 1:16:55( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: leadership while supporting their mission to prevent blindness and save and restore vision. additionally, this resolution designates 2010 through 2020 as the decade of vision to maintain awareness in the challenges associated with vision impairment and eye

Pete Sessions

1:16:56 to 1:17:16( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: disease. as well, to emphasize the need for prevention and early detection, access to treatment and rehabilitation. lastly, we commend the national alliance for eye and vision research for its efforts to expand awareness of the incidents and burdens of eye disease through this decade of

Pete Sessions

1:17:17 to 1:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: vision initiative. mr. speaker, i am very proud of supporting not only this 40th anniversary but also to say that the united states congress has a what i believe is a realistic opportunity to work with the national institute of health to make sure we continue to push the envelope for people

Pete Sessions

1:17:38 to 1:17:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: who are in this country and around the world who are counting on research and development to cure blindness during this decade of vision. i encourage all of my colleagues to vote in favor of this resolution. i thank the gentlewoman from wisconsin for her concentrated and special support of

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