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House Proceeding 07-31-08 on Aug 1st, 2008 :: 0:32:43 to 0:35:32
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C. W. Bill Young

0:32:31 to 0:32:43( Edit History Discussion )

C. W. Bill Young: of today's military. and i yield back the balance of my time and thank the gentleman for yielding to me. the chairman: the gee ntleman yields. for what purpo se does the ge ntleman from texas

Allen Boyd

0:32:43 to 0:32:55( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: rise? ri >> mr. chairman, now the my privilege to yield for two tw minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. boyd, a decorated vietnam veteran. a valued member of thilus subcommittee. the

Allen Boyd

0:32:43 to 0:35:32( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Allen Boyd

Allen Boyd

0:32:55 to 0:33:09( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: chairman: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boyd: thank you, mr. chairman, and let me thank my chairman, mr. edwachrds, and you know, ladies and gentlemen, when our me n and women are committed

Allen Boyd

0:33:09 to 0:33:26( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: into combat, that has long and costly consequences. sometimes i think people in this town don't recognize this. but i can tell you, there are th some people in this chamber, paicul arly chairman

Allen Boyd

0:33:26 to 0:33:38( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: edwards, ranking member zach wamp, whoh do understand that commitment i tnto combat has very long and costlery consequences. you know, mr. chairman, i see a i lot of support our troop suplogans around

Allen Boyd

0:33:38 to 0:33:49( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: . i see a lot of yellow bumper stick ers and those thingss do. i see people going to churches and preparing carean boxes to send nd overseas. but that's not enough. that's not enough. n we must

Allen Boyd

0:33:49 to 0:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: make a commitment to en take car e of the familiesmi of those who put on the uniforme when those in uniform are deployed. we must make a solemn commitment to provide f or the health care

Allen Boyd

0:34:02 to 0:34:13( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: h and education dubenefits for those who come home aftewhr wearing the e uniform. many of them come homeme injured. mr. chairman, there are some folks in this chamber s that understand that.

Allen Boyd

0:34:13 to 0:34:30( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: congressman daveng obey, clearlyar understands that. chairman -- congressman bill co young who you just heard from. ro i saw congressman steve buyer n earlie r. bob filner from california.

Allen Boyd

0:34:30 to 0:34:40( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: al those are the folks who are involved in this writing of this legislation which provides the benefits and the commitmentmi that we have made to our men and o women. you know, we've got a whole

Allen Boyd

0:34:40 to 0:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: new w generation of veterans who need our su pport. those are veterans of the war iran iraq and afghanistan. and ob viously it's our moral o duty to provide them with care and benefits

Allen Boyd

0:34:55 to 0:35:07( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: that they nees d. you've heard in detail about the details of this -- what's in w this bill. mr. wamp and mr. edwards have explained that but it's important that we do this, w ladies a nd gentlemen.

Allen Boyd

0:35:07 to 0:35:18( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: n. this is the promise we made and d it's simply the right thinplg to do. if not for those who answered w the call to duty , we would not be the great nation we are today. for their service

Allen Boyd

0:35:18 to 0:35:32( Edit History Discussion )

Allen Boyd: and sacrifice, we as americans are eternaly e grateful and i encourage this nc congress to honor them by ho supporting this bill. and again i want to thank the bipartisan work of chairman edwards

Ander Crenshaw

0:35:32 to 0:35:42( Edit History Discussion )

Ander Crenshaw: and ranking member me zampwamp, our committee leaders, for that they've done. i yield back the balyiance of my time. the chairman: the gentleman an yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from

Ander Crenshaw

0:35:32 to 0:37:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ander Crenshaw

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