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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 2:34:05 to 2:36:30
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Michael R. Turner

2:33:57 to 2:34:18( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: mr. turner: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair:he clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 13 printed in part a of house report 111-2 offered by mr. turner of ohio. the chair: pursuan resolution 669, the gentleman from ohio, mr. turner, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from ohio. mr. turner: thank you, mr. chairman.

Michael R. Turner

2:34:05 to 2:36:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael R. Turner

Michael R. Turner

2:34:19 to 2:34:39( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: this amendment is a pro-veteran amendment that would prohibit h.u.d. funds from going toward enforcing regulations against a veterans preference in h.u.d. financed housing that is built on a v.a. campus or is using a v.a. enhanced use lease. this issue came to light in the third district of ohio because of a conflict between h.u.d.

Michael R. Turner

2:34:40 to 2:35:01( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: rules and regulations and v.a. rules and regulations. in dayton, ohio, the st. mary's neighborhood development corporation has been attempting for several years to construct senior housing on the campus of the dayton v.a. medical center. st. mary's was able to obtain an enhanced use lease from the v.a. to construct the housing on the dayton v.a. campus.

Michael R. Turner

2:35:02 to 2:35:23( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: they were also able to obtain h.u.d. section 202 funding that would allow for the financing of the construction for low-income senior housing. so we have v.a. providing the land, h.u.d. providing funding, both v.a. and h.u.d. agreeing that this would be an excellent project to helus respond to homeless veterans, to provide low-income housing for veteran

Michael R. Turner

2:35:24 to 2:35:44( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: and also to respond to the needs of seniors in the community. however, h.u.d. has previously asserted that st. mary's may not be able to use these critical dollars if the v.a. lease requires a specific preference for veterans to occupy the proposed facility on the v.a. grounds h.u.d. has prohibited a preference given to veterans housing in this facility on the

Michael R. Turner

2:35:45 to 2:36:05( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: dayton v.a. campus. the v.a. rules and regulations require that the v.a. assert and request a preference for that their campus. this amendment seeks to solve this issue by prohibiting funds in the bill to allow h.u.d. to enforce their restriction against a preference for veterans. is is good for seniors, and this is good for veterans.

Michael R. Turner

2:36:06 to 2:36:26( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: i reserve the balance of my time. the air: the gentleman rese who claims time in opposition? mr. olver: mr. chairman, i claim time in opposition, though i am not opposed. the chair: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. latham: will the gentleman yield? i support this amendment also. mr. turner: i accept their --

Michael R. Turner

2:36:27 to 2:36:30( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: the chair: does the gentleman mr. turner: yes.

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