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House Proceeding 11-06-07 on Nov 6th, 2007 :: 2:07:40 to 2:10:38
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Phil English

2:05:47 to 2:07:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil English

Phil English

2:07:30 to 2:07:40( Edit History Discussion )

Phil English: material on h.r. 3997 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, i yield myself as much time now as i might consume. the speaker pro tempore: the

Richard E. Neal

2:07:40 to 2:07:54( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: gentleman is recognized. mr. neal: let me thank mr. english for the usual kurt say that he extends to a members -- courtesy that he extends to all members of this body, especially those

Richard E. Neal

2:07:40 to 2:10:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard E. Neal

Richard E. Neal

2:07:54 to 2:08:06( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: of us on the ways and means committee. i'd also like to recognize mr. rangel and mr. mccrery. and we thank thoses, both republicans and -- those members, both republicans and democrats, for contamoining

Richard E. Neal

2:08:06 to 2:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: good ideas in this bipartisan bill. let me he describe some of the provisions in this bill. the bill makes permanent the current provision wavinging the 10% withdrawal penalty for those called

Richard E. Neal

2:08:18 to 2:08:29( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: up to active duty who need to tap into retirement accounts. the bill allows families to roll over amounts received as death benefits into roth i.r.a.'s or education saving accounts. the

Richard E. Neal

2:08:29 to 2:08:43( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: bill makes a number of changes relating to s.s.i. eligibility and military service and the bill makes permanent the special rule treating combat pay as earned income for the purposes of the earned

Richard E. Neal

2:08:43 to 2:08:56( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: income tax credit or eitc. the bill also provides a number of changes to allow employers the flexibility to extend benefits to workers called up to duty and will expand certain provisions

Richard E. Neal

2:08:56 to 2:09:09( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: that provide mortgage assistant to -- assistance to veterans. the bill also includes incentives for those who volunteer their service stateside as such as firefighters and for those that

Richard E. Neal

2:09:09 to 2:09:21( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: had an opportunity to attend our hearing and less tonight moving testimony of one widow of a reservist, i know people will listen to this, one widow of a reservist whose pension was cut in half

Richard E. Neal

2:09:21 to 2:09:36( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: because he did not return to work after being killed in action. you will be pleased to know as all members of the body will that this bill we are considering today fixes tt problem for

Richard E. Neal

2:09:36 to 2:09:46( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: good. the british leader noted that the legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name inheritance of a great example. let us set our own example today of a congress that responds to families

Richard E. Neal

2:09:46 to 2:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: in need. let us show our heroes and their families that we acknowledge and appreciate their service. not only do i encourage support for this bipartisan bill but i also want to reiterate was what

Richard E. Neal

2:09:59 to 2:10:14( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: was stated a few moments ago by my friend, mr. english. this is a very firm example of what happens in this house of representatives when members put aside differences and proceed with a common principle

Richard E. Neal

2:10:14 to 2:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: that american veterans deserve help. so let us show our support for this legislation and at this time i yield back the balance of my time. i urge adoption of this bill. the speaker pro tempore:

Richard E. Neal

2:10:29 to 2:10:38( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: all time for debate has ended. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3997? those in favor say aye. opposed say no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting

2:10:38 to 2:10:50( Edit History Discussion )

having responded in the affirmative -- mr. neal: on that i demand the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor taking this vote by the yeas

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