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House Proceeding on Jul 27th, 2009 :: 0:25:15 to 0:28:00
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:25:13 to 0:25:33( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the b of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. filner: mr. speaker, i would yield as much ti as he may consume to the gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega, a great supporter of veterans in our nation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega, is recognized .

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:25:15 to 0:28:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:25:34 to 0:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: mr. faleomavaega: again, mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. faleomavaega: and i want to thank the gentleman, the gentleman from california, chairman filner, and my good friend from florida on the other side of the aisle for their management and also to commend the ranking member of our verans' affairs committee, the gentleman from

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:25:56 to 0:26:19( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: indiana, mr. buyer, for his sponsorship of this important bill. mr. speaker, h.r. 1293 would increase the amount authorized by the department of veterans' affairs under the health improvement and structural alteration, hisa for improvents for homes of veteransith service-related disabilities of 50% or more.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:26:20 to 0:26:40( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: from $1,200 to $200 to service-connected disabilities up to 50%. we need structural and home improvements such as widening doors, putting in handrails or special lighting, making kitchens, bathrooms, electrical outlets and switches more accessible and building ramps,

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:26:41 to 0:27:02( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: entrance ramps and driveways. these structural and home improvements is needed to meet the needs of our disand veterans. hisa was made out of concerned of disabled veterans returning to homes without proper structures. veterans with service-connected disabilities were receiving

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:27:03 to 0:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: $1,200 -- $2,500 with veterans of nonservice-related disabilities only received $600. 1992, the public law increased the fetime benefit limit from $2,500 to $4,100 for service-second veterans and $600 to $1,200 to nonservice-connected veterans. today, the ceiling has been in

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:27:24 to 0:27:44( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: the process for 17 years even though the cost for hom modifications have increased tremendously. no one deserve to prolong the suffering. i believe that this must be addressed to show our continued appreciati for our service -- for their service and all the accommodations to serve their disabilities should be made. mr. speaker, with a new

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:27:45 to 0:28:00( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: generation of soldiers returning from the operation enduring freedom and operation iraqi freedom, this increase is significantly necessary. our service members have served our country in the time of the greatest need and have protected our nation's best interests, and i believe we should take care of their needs

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