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House Proceeding 07-10-09 on Jul 10th, 2009 :: 1:04:50 to 1:05:50
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Henry Cuellar

1:04:47 to 1:05:07( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: what's right for our men and women in uniform, four our milit the world, under every command and for our veterans and their families, quality of life of our troops and i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from tennessee yields back. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. edwards: i yield myself one

Henry Cuellar

1:04:50 to 1:05:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Henry Cuellar

1:05:08 to 1:05:28( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: minute and yield to the gentleman from texas, mr. cuellar, for the purpose of a colloquy. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. cuellar: thank you. i thank the chairman for yielding to me. most of the claims that vet are rans from my congressional district in south texas are processed at the houston v.a. regional office. a recent article in "the houston chronicle" which i will submit

Henry Cuellar

1:05:29 to 1:05:50( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: to the record notes that nearly 18,000 veterans are waiting for their disability applications. 26% of these claims have been pending over a year and a half. the number of claims on appeal from houston are about 11,389 which is the high nest the country. i've written a letter to the secretary of the v.a. which brings attention to this problem

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