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House Proceeding on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 1:46:45 to 1:49:35
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:46:23 to 1:46:45( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: it is now in order to consider amendment number 2 printed in house report 111-182, as modified. for wh gentleman from california rise? mr. mckeon: mr. chairman, it's my pleasure to introduce this amendment. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 2,

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:46:45 to 1:49:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:46:46 to 1:47:06( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: printed in house report number 111-182, as modified, offered by mr. mckeon of california. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 572, the gentleman from california, mr. mckeon, and a member opposed, each wil control five minutes. the chair now gentleman from california. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. chairman. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:47:07 to 1:47:27( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: recognized. mr. mckeon: mr. chairman, it's my pleasure to introduce this friend of mine, a good friend of the house of representatives, a good friend of our armed forces, and the american people, congressman john mchugh. mr. chairman, representative mchugh has represented new york's 23rd congressional district in the house of

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:47:28 to 1:47:49( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: representatives since 1993. we came here together. and he has done so with honor and integrity. representative mchugh's district includes fort drum, the home of the outstanding 10th mountain division, for which he has been a tireless advocate. he's honored and respected by all members of the 10th mountain division, past and present.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:47:50 to 1:48:12( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: prior to his service in the house of representatives, he served for many years in local, state, and federal government. since coming to the house of representatives, he's been a champion for the members of the armed forces. he's known by his colleagues as a leader on and security issues. and a relentless advocate for america's military personnel and their families. while in the house, he has led

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:48:13 to 1:48:33( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: the effort to increase army and marine corps end strength levels. increase military personnel pay. reduce the unfair tax on veteransisability and military retiree pay. or concurrent receipt. and safeguard military retiree benefits for our troops. mr. always important, but it has

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:48:34 to 1:48:55( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: never been more important than now while our troops are in combat. representative mchugh has done outstanding work to support our men and women in uniform and their families. representative mchugh has served on the house armed services committee since the 103rd congress. he was appointed as the chairman of the morale welfare and recreation paneland then

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:48:56 to 1:49:16( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: as t personnel subcommittee. his leadership of these two subcommittees has advanced the support and recognition of the needs of the members of our armed services and their families to a greater level than ever before. more recently, during the 111th congress, representative mchugh was appointed ranking member of the house armed services committee.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:49:17 to 1:49:37( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: during his time as ranking member, he continued his tireless work to ensure the success of our armed forces, our national de-- defense, and our security. earlier this month brom announced his intention to nominate representative mchug to serve as the secretary of the army. i can say with confidence that

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