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House Proceeding on Jul 27th, 2009 :: 0:16:40 to 0:19:45
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:16:36 to 0:16:57( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: that the statement of mr. buyer of indiana be made part of the record. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 3219 as amended, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california. mr. filner: i yield as much time as he may consume to the gentleman from american

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:16:40 to 0:19:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:16:58 to 0:17:20( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: mr. faleomavaega. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. faleomavaega: i rise in support of h.r. 3219 to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the secretary of veterans affairs related to health care and other purposes. i want to commend my colleague, the chairman of the committee

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:17:21 to 0:17:41( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: of the veterans' affairs and my good friend from florida, managing on the other side of the aisle this important legislation. mr. speaker, h.r. 3219, among other things, would make permanent two-year extensions of free service members group life insurance coverage period for totally disabled veterans following separation from active or reserve duty, enable

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:17:42 to 0:18:03( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: veterans ensured under the veterans group life insurance program to increase the amount of their coverage and eliminate the reduction in the amount of accelerated death benefits for terminally ill persons insured under the sgli and vgli programs. such improvements of these programs would maximize the opportunity for totally

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:18:04 to 0:18:24( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: disabled veterans, especially those who have no commercial insurance, the chance to obtain insurance coverage to pay for medical expenses. especially at this time of economic hardship this bill would provide tremendous financial help and security for our veterans and their families. moreover, it would expand

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:18:25 to 0:18:45( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: existing health care programs to include veteran this is a would not otherwise qualify. for example, this bill would provide for the enhanced treatment authority for veterans of the vietnam era, like myself, and veterans of the gulf war who may have been exposed to agent orange, herb sides known to contain dioxin, which has been linked to cancer

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:18:46 to 0:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: and other disorders. while the full impact of these is unknown, veterans have reported memory and concentration problems, headache, widespread pain, gastro intestinal problems and

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:19:07 to 0:19:27( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: other problems not explained by diagnostics. as a veteran myself and a proud member of o-- of the unit out of hawaii, i support the sacrifices of my fellow servicemen in the armed forces. i urge my colleagues to support this bill and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the geleman yields back. the gentleman from california.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:19:28 to 0:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: mr. filner: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislate daves to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material in h.r. 3219 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. filner: i urge my colleagues to support the bill and i yield back. the spear pro tempore: the

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