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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2006 :: 7:51:19 to 7:55:28
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Lynn C. Woolsey

7:48:55 to 7:51:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lynn C. Woolsey

Lynn C. Woolsey

7:51:04 to 7:51:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn C. Woolsey: va park kin son centers. the work of these centers, mr. chairman, has benefited 80,000 veterans. i am proud that the va medical center in san diego is affiliated with the va southwestern

Joseph Crowley

7:51:19 to 7:51:36( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: park kin son center in los angeles. not only do these centers conduct groundbreaking research, but they advance the renttive care. the innovations in rehabilitation, designed for veterans

Joseph Crowley

7:51:19 to 7:55:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Crowley

Joseph Crowley

7:51:36 to 7:51:52( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: who are battling chronic disorders may yield gains in care for veterans. the good work of these centers must continue. through this legislation, we are sending a clear signal that the va must

Joseph Crowley

7:51:52 to 7:52:07( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: continue to fund and support the clinical and the research work done at all the existing septemberers. in addition, this bill authorizes va programs for homeless veterans and veterans who

Joseph Crowley

7:52:07 to 7:52:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: need mental health care. i am proud and i'm grateful that this legislation will help the families of these very southeasterlyly wounded service members by providing education, benefits to eligible spouses

Joseph Crowley

7:52:28 to 7:52:49( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: and dependent children before these service members are released from military service. the bill gives needed reauthorization or authorization for va outpatient clinics across the nation. the

Joseph Crowley

7:52:49 to 7:53:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: number of women veterans will increase in the coming years. 13% of the veterans from iraq and afghanistan who have turned to va for health care are women. 11% of the troops deployed there are

Joseph Crowley

7:53:06 to 7:53:29( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: women. this bill makes sure that congress receives the report and recommendations of the va advisor committee on wems veterans which can help guide our actions and oversight of va's capacity to

Joseph Crowley

7:53:29 to 7:53:44( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: address the unique needs of these veterans. i would be remiss if i failed to acknowledge that we are ending this congress apparently without passing a funding bill for the va, as for much of the

Joseph Crowley

7:53:44 to 7:54:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: government. yes, we will pass a continuing resolution to keep all the hospitals, regional offices and other services operating, but we are short changing veterans, mr. speaker, by not passing

Joseph Crowley

7:54:01 to 7:54:18( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the appropriations bill for the veterans administration. the delay in an increase funding for fiscal year 2007 means the directors are forced to put on hold a whole variety of necessary expenditures,

Joseph Crowley

7:54:18 to 7:54:32( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: from the hiring of needed staff to care for our veterans, to the maintenance and repair of their buildings. as a result, veterans access to needed access suffers and va's staff is stretched even

Joseph Crowley

7:54:32 to 7:54:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: more thin in providing quality care. this failure to pass a budget is a clear illustration of the need for mandatory or assured funding of va health care. for the past 14 years, i have been a firm supporter

Joseph Crowley

7:54:54 to 7:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: of this method of funding the va. i agree with those veteran service organizations who have proposed that funding be mandatory. if we are unable to pass adequate and timely funding, timely

Joseph Crowley

7:55:10 to 7:55:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: funding, mr. speaker, to meet the health care of veterans, we need to look seriously at alternate ways to ensure adequate funding. unfortunately, we have not completed our work in authorizing

7:55:28 to 7:55:47( Edit History Discussion )

needed veterans programs. we must honor our veterans and make sure that our veterans who have returned from iraq and afghanistan, receive the benefits and services that they need to transition

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