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House Proceeding on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 3:47:45 to 3:49:15
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Kathy Castor

3:47:41 to 3:48:02( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: people of israel to make sure that israel receives critical military assistance, including address this exowe sention threat. with that i yield back. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from missouri. mr. skelton: mr. chairman, at this time i yield one minute to my friend, the gentlelady from florida, ms. castor. the chair: the gentlewoman from

Kathy Castor

3:47:45 to 3:49:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Kathy Castor

3:48:03 to 3:48:23( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: florida is recognized for one minute. ms. castor: thank you. and i thank the chair, the distinguished chair of the armed seices committee. i rise in support of this en bloc amendment which includes the castor-bilirakis amendment, an amendment i introduced jointly with my good friend and colleague, mr. bill lack is -- mr. bilirakis of florida.

Kathy Castor

3:48:24 to 3:48:45( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: serving combat operations, they would be provided with a monthly postal benefit that they can transfer to their families or to a charitable organization so they can afford to send care packages and other communications while they are serving bravely overseas. just think of the benefit to our brave men and women serving

Kathy Castor

3:48:46 to 3:49:07( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: in combat operations, a benefit to their morale, a boost in their morale when they receive that letter from home, when they receive that all-important care package. now th effort, mr. speaker, has been ongoing for many years. it has been included in past defense authorization bills, passed the house last year only to be taken out in conference.

Kathy Castor

3:49:08 to 3:49:15( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: it is time to get this provision enacted as a standalone bill, h.r. 707, the home front to heroes act.

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