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House Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2008 :: 3:26:54 to 3:29:44
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Susan A. Davis

3:25:46 to 3:26:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan A. Davis

Susan A. Davis

3:26:40 to 3:26:54( Edit History Discussion )

Susan A. Davis: we need to comprehens ively debate this t issue to alleviate the crisis, today, od the american people tmehrough the actions of this congresses will provide the necessarovy resources for

Thomas E. Petri

3:26:54 to 3:27:06( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: our vureterans, the facilities, and infrastructure nf of the armed forces. this includes training faciliti es, housing, and equipment for our troops in their ongoing fight to defend our

Thomas E. Petri

3:26:54 to 3:29:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas E. Petri

Thomas E. Petri

3:27:06 to 3:27:20( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: great nation here and overseas. while our brave service members arear overseas, most military families remain at home on bases. and we are committed to an excellent standard ofan living for

Thomas E. Petri

3:27:20 to 3:27:36( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: them and quality of life.f that includes convenient childcare in a safe and affordable p lace to live. i know this because i have av conversation s with the men and women who serve on

Thomas E. Petri

3:27:36 to 3:27:50( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the mcdilll ai r force base in my hometown i of tampa, florida. they tell meth that they feel much more safe and secure knowing that their families are am well taken care of and well served back

Thomas E. Petri

3:27:50 to 3:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: home on the base. so members shouldem be proud that we have gone above and beyond the white house's initial budget offering. we provide nearlywe $4 billion more than the president, an additional

Thomas E. Petri

3:28:03 to 3:28:15( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: resources partic ularly for ourur veterans' health careth programs.ro just last week a panel testified before the congress that returningng soldiers stillst are not receiving the health care

Thomas E. Petri

3:28:15 to 3:28:23( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: t hey deserve at walter a reed and across the country. and this iss unacceptable. ta and that is why in this appropriations bill we funatd the v.a. health care system to try to get it bac k

Thomas E. Petri

3:28:23 to 3:28:36( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: onn track because we have asked everything of these bravees men and women. the ultimate sacrificeul and the least we can do as theirhe government is support them when they return and r ensure

Thomas E. Petri

3:28:36 to 3:28:45( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: that they have the health caree they need. when our troops go off to fight valiantl y for our country, we are going to ensure thato they have the bestha health care when they return. now,

Thomas E. Petri

3:28:45 to 3:28:57( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the signature injuries of this war, wars in iraq and i afghanistan, are the traumaticra brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder. oftentimes these injuries willll require a lifetime l of continuing

Thomas E. Petri

3:28:57 to 3:29:08( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: medical care. in fact, the veterans health administration estimates that t just nextex year in 2009 y they will treat more than 5.8 million patients. i'm very fortunate,na mr. speaker, that

Thomas E. Petri

3:29:08 to 3:29:21( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: in my hometown of tampa we have an w outstanding v.a.a. hospital. h the j ames haley v.a. center. it is known as the busiest v.a. hospitalal in the country. we are also f aortunate to have one

Thomas E. Petri

3:29:21 to 3:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: of only four polytrauma units there that serve t she most critically wounded veterans er from iraq and afghanistan. so i have seen directlyee how oftentimes medical staff is overworked. they don't

Thomas E. Petri

3:29:34 to 3:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: have the facilities that they need. that's why we provide above and beyond the president's requestde $3 8 million for medical andnd pr osthetic research.ea and we will continue to invest

Joe Courtney

3:29:44 to 3:29:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: in the t medical military construction to improve the aging and outdated medicalut treatment facilities so they y have access to the besest medical m care. now, to help th e v.a. get a g

Joe Courtney

3:29:44 to 3:30:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Courtney

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