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House Proceeding 07-10-09 on Jul 10th, 2009 :: 0:58:05 to 0:59:40
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:58:01 to 0:58:22( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: veterans, and congress should not stand by as these brave men and women are denied the benefits they have earned. i'd now like to yield to my colleague from california, mr. mckennan. >>

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:58:05 to 0:59:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard P. Buck McKeon

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:58:23 to 0:58:43( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: mr. mckeon: the v.a. released its benefit rates. e v.a. misintepted -- misinterpreted the intent of congress and will prent veterans -- the chair: theime has expired. mr. edwards: i yield one additional minute.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:58:44 to 0:59:05( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: mr. mckeon: they prevent veterans from attending institutions of higher education in california. when they enacted free in-state tuition they didn't expect v.a. would use that to restrict our vets from attending private yufrltes as they are athroud do in 49 other states under the g.i. bill. it's important to provide

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:59:06 to 0:59:26( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: californians parity by enacting legislation like h.r. 2474 like we introduced in may. this legislation, which has near unanimous support from our delegation, allows veterans from california to use their full fee benefit toward tuition and fee expenses. as the gentleman knows, it's important we act quickly as

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:59:27 to 0:59:40( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: this program begins implementation on august 1, 2009. without action, many veterans could be unpleasantly surprised when they receive no tuition assistance. can the chairman assure us this exclusion of california

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