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House Proceeding 11-06-07 on Nov 6th, 2007 :: 1:24:39 to 1:28:03
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motion will be postponed. for wh at purpose does the gentleman fr om washington rise? mr. mcdermott: madam speaker, m i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3997, asr. amended.am that will

Jim McDermott

1:24:39 to 1:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: amend the interna al revenue code of 1986 to provide earnings assistance and tax relief to members of the t iewmpled services -- uniform services, volume volunteer firefighters peace corps volunteers

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Speech By: Jim McDermott

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1:24:49 to 1:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3997, a bill to amend the internal revenue code of 1986 to provide earnings assistance and tax relief

Jim McDermott

1:24:59 to 1:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: to members of the uniform services, follow veer firefighters, and peace corps volunteers, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to rule, the gentleman from washington, mr. mcdermott,

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1:25:10 to 1:25:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. english, each will control 20 minutes. and the chair now recognizes thees gentleman from washington. mr. mcdermott: madam speaker, martin luther king said everybody

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1:25:23 to 1:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: can be great, because anybody can serve. you only need a heart full of grace and so generate ed by love. those that volunteer to serve our country deserve our thanks and our support. members of our armed

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1:25:39 to 1:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: forces make tremendous sacrifices as they honorably perform their duties and deserve so much in return for their service. the heroes earnings assistance and relief act is an important piece of legislation

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1:25:50 to 1:26:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: that would eliminate many inequities that presently exist inen statutes affecting those performing service to our country. the bill makes several improv ements in the tax code for service memicbers and

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1:26:01 to 1:26:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: their families. it includes a provision to remove obstacles for americans who wish to serve our nation overseas through the peace corps by providing relief from capital gains taxes on the sale of

Jim McDermott

1:26:15 to 1:26:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: a home. additionally, the bill makes several important changes to the supplemental security income program known as s.s.i. the s.s.i. program provides critical benefits foitr service members who are

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1:26:30 to 1:26:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: caring for a severely disabled spouse or s child. this bil l would change s.s.i.'s treatment of certain forms of military compensation when determining s.s.i. eligiblity and benefit amounts for military

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1:26:44 to 1:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: families. as a result, more military families will be able to benefit from this important safety net. this bill would remove penalties that presently exist for blind, disabled, and elderly veterans under

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1:26:59 to 1:27:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the s.s.i. program. and finally, the bill would end the disparate treatment of compensation that is paid to some americorps volunteers, but not to others under the s.s.i. program. this mod est change

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1:27:13 to 1:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: would enable disabled americans to serve their country and their r community despite their disability. for some americans, americorps can provide a pathway for the disables to gain the skills to re-enter

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1:27:23 to 1:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the work force. i ask unanimous consent to enterse into the record the attached documents. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcdermott: and i thank mr. mr. rangel for being a champion for

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