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House Proceeding 06-23-09 on Jun 23rd, 2009 :: 0:39:20 to 0:41:40
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Philip Hare

0:39:16 to 0:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: he's one of the strongest leaders for veterans in our nation. i yield to him as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania, mrhare -- excuse me, from illinois, is recognized. mr. hare: thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong support of h.r. 1016, the veterans health care budget reform and

Philip Hare

0:39:20 to 0:41:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Philip Hare

Philip Hare

0:39:37 to 0:39:58( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: transparency act of 2009. let me thank chairman bob filner for introducing this important legislation. in the 110th congress we gave the v.a. its largest fding increase in 77 years and we did it on time. but sadly punctual v.a. funding has not always been the case. the v.a. received its annual funding for

Philip Hare

0:39:59 to 0:40:19( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: programs late in the last 19 of 22 years. this record of tardiness is deplorable with the ongoing wars in iraq and afghanistan, the time to fix this broken system is now. lateunding is more than a missed deadline. it is a veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder who cnot access the treatment he or she needs.

Philip Hare

0:40:20 to 0:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: is an injured hero who must wait for a prosthetic. it is a v.a. in disarray at a time when our wounded warriors are counting more than ever on the services. that's why in the last congress i inintroduced the assured funding for the veterans health care act. this bill would have replaced the funding for veterans health care with permanent direct spending authority.

Philip Hare

0:40:42 to 0:41:02( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: like the bill introduced, advanced appropriations is the means to that end. that end is ensuring veterans receive the best possible care from a v.a. that has access to timely, sufficient and predictible resources. the legislation that we are nsidering today will do just that. it will allow the v.a. to effectively budget and manage

Philip Hare

0:41:03 to 0:41:23( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: its health care programs and services, meaning it can hire the appropriate number of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and support staff to meet the demand for high quality care for our veterans. anything less is unacceptable. i'd also like to acknowledge and commend chairman david obey

Philip Hare

0:41:24 to 0:41:40( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: and -- for putting in an advanced appropriation for v.a. health care in the fiscal year 2010 military construction and veterans appropriations bill. i enthusiastically support h.r. 1016, and i once again want to thank chairman filner for drafting a bill that would ensure the v.a. has sufficient,

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