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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2006 :: 8:01:49 to 8:05:50
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Thelma D. Drake

7:58:32 to 8:01:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thelma D. Drake

Thelma D. Drake

8:01:23 to 8:01:49( Edit History Discussion )

Thelma D. Drake: before us and ask for it to be expedited as quickly as possible to the senate for their consideration. mr. speaker i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise

Donna M. Christensen

8:01:49 to 8:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. brown: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. mr. filner: i would yield

Donna M. Christensen

8:01:49 to 8:05:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. Christensen

8:02:00 to 8:02:15( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: as much time as she may consume, ms. berkley, the fighting congresswoman for nevada's veterans. ms. berkley: thank you very much. mr. speaker, i would also like to add my thanks to chairman buyer,

Donna M. Christensen

8:02:15 to 8:02:32( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: ranking member evans and active ranking member filner for moving forward on this bill. this legislation would extend a number of important provisions that would otherwise expire. i want to

Donna M. Christensen

8:02:32 to 8:02:53( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: particularly mention a pr vision which extends through december 31, 2007, the department of veterans affairs authority to provide a grave marker or headstone when a veteran is buried in a marked

Donna M. Christensen

8:02:53 to 8:03:12( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: grave. veterans who served our nation honorableably should not lose their recognition in death merely because the grave they are buried has nonmilitary marker. i have a long record of interest

Donna M. Christensen

8:03:12 to 8:03:31( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: in improving the bure albenefits for our nation's veterans. this provision is certainly a step in the right direction. i join chairman miller in introducing legislation to extend this authorization

Donna M. Christensen

8:03:31 to 8:03:47( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: although the v.a. and members on both sides of the aisle support making the authorization permanent the committee was not able to fund the cost of permanent authorization. i hope we will be

Donna M. Christensen

8:03:47 to 8:04:04( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: able to do so in the next congress. i'm pleased the bill includes the provision championed by lane evans, mr. filner spoke so glowingly of, which authorizes specialized v.a. facilities for research

Donna M. Christensen

8:04:04 to 8:04:17( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: and treatment of parkinson's. this issue is particularly important to all of us because it is of particular importance to mr. evans. passage of these provisions will honor his long congressional

Donna M. Christensen

8:04:17 to 8:04:33( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: service to our nation's veterans it is a lasting legacy to mr. evans and for those who suffer from the effects of parkinson's disease. veterans in my las vegas district benefit from the

Donna M. Christensen

8:04:33 to 8:04:54( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: affiliation that las vegas v.a. facilities have with the swern pacric which provides treatment for parkinson's disease and located at the west los angeles medical center this legislation

Donna M. Christensen

8:04:54 to 8:05:14( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: includes authorization for four clinics in las vegas which have leases that will soon expire. while i am pleased to see these leases renewed and nobody knows better than mr. filner the needs

Donna M. Christensen

8:05:14 to 8:05:27( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: of our veterans in the las vegas area that i represent, this bill was to contain $406 million authorization for a new v.a. medical center in las vegas on which we broke ground in october.

Donna M. Christensen

8:05:27 to 8:05:50( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: my veterans desperately need this facility. las vegas has the fastest growing veterans population in the united states, but does not have a v.a. medical center or a hospital. at a time

Thelma D. Drake

8:05:50 to 8:06:06( Edit History Discussion )

Thelma D. Drake: of war and when we are seeing new veterans returning home from iraq and afghanistan, there is simply no excuse for failing to reach an agreement on important veterans issues. i hope and

Thelma D. Drake

8:05:50 to 8:08:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thelma D. Drake

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