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House Proceeding 07-10-09 on Jul 10th, 2009 :: 1:05:55 to 1:07:55
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:05:51 to 1:06:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: which i ask be submitted into the record. mr. chairman, i asker to your he to address this very serious problem. mr. edwards: i share the gentleman's concerns and look forward to working with him and the v.a. to see that we address those problems. veterans served out of -- out of the houston office should not have to wait that amount of time to receive their earned

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:05:55 to 1:07:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:06:12 to 1:06:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: benefits. the chair: the gentleman's request for submission to the record is granted unjend leave. mr. edwards: may inquire as to how much time i have remaining? the chair: the gentleman controls t minutes. mr. edwards: i'd like to now request one minute of time and recognize the gentlewoman from houston, ms. sheila jackson lee.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:06:33 to 1:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the chair: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas for one minute. ms. jackson lee: let me thank the distinguished chairman and ranking member and thank you very much, mr. edwards, for the grand work that you have done over the years in helping our soldiers. i rise today to support the underlying bill, but to particularly focus on the medical services of the $34.7

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:06:54 to 1:07:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: billion, the mental health services, $4.6 billion, and the assistance for homeless vets, $3.2 billion. in my congressional district, i work with these populations, visiting to them, listening to their situations and as well, in my own community, we've had a high number of suicides among ac i'm very glad to announce

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:07:16 to 1:07:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: because of the legislation of this particular appropriations and the leadership of chairman edwards, we will now be able to have -- looking forward to having an offset opportunity for p.t.s. treatment and as that it will be able to secure monies in the future as a perspective of tricare recipient. we need to be able to provide

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:07:38 to 1:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: more services for p.t. -- ptsd, for p.t.s., for soldiers coming home. believe it or not, houston has been cited as the city with the largest number of active duty soldiers who are coming from iraq and now afghanistan. today we are burying a young seaman in my district.

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