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House Proceeding on Jul 27th, 2009 :: 0:45:50 to 0:48:55
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:45:47 to 0:46:08( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: like to thank the chairman, as i have done earlier, mr. filner, and steve buyer, ranking member, for bringing this bill to the floor. i urge my colleagues to support this and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: how much time remaing do we have? the speaker pro tempore: 14 minutes. mr. filner: i yield as much time as he he may consume to

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:45:50 to 0:48:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:46:09 to 0:46:30( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: the gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. faleomavaega: i ask unanimous consent to revise and exnd my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. faleomavaega: i want to commend the gentleman from maine, my colleague, mr. michaufor his leadership and sponsor zip of this -- sponsorship of this bill. i want to thank the chairman of

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:46:31 to 0:46:51( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: the veterans affairs committee, chairman filner and ranking member buyer and my friend from florida, mr. stearns who is managing the other side of the aisle this bill addresses the provide continuing care for injured servicemen and women once they transition to veteran

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:46:52 to 0:47:12( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: status. today, more veterans are surviving the wounds of war than in the past. today, the saverpblg 1.7 wounded to every fatality for the first two world wars. in korea and vietnam, it

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:47:13 to 0:47:33( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: improved to three wounded per every fatality. operation iraqi freedom have seven wounded per fatality. there's a growing need to provide continuing care to those inred and wounded from recent conflicts once they reach veterans' status.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:47:34 to 0:47:54( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: as a result, providing support and resources to those giving care to these wounded and those injured veterans is of a real concern. unfortunately, the veterans' administration currently does not collect data that would enable us to assess the number of veterans currently under continuing care. there's no data available to

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:47:55 to 0:48:15( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: assess the number of care givers, whether they be family members or other individuals. i believe this legislation provides for that right approach and again i thank the gentleman from maine for his initiative in doing this bill. it would require the v.a. to couct a caregiver survey at least once every three years to

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:48:16 to 0:48:36( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: individuals caring for veterans enrolled in the v.a. health care system and report back to congress no later than 180 days after a survey has been completed. in essence, this bill would provide -- improve the quality of treatment and care of our veterans, specifically it would create a new caregiver program in order to provide coordinated

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:48:37 to 0:48:55( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: support services to those giving care to our veterans. training would be made available to care givers through the veterans' administration. pertinent information would be disseminated to make sure they are aware and well informed of resources available to them. as a result, the bottom line,

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