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House Proceeding 12-17-07 on Dec 17th, 2007 :: 2:55:58 to 2:59:30
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pro tempore: the yeas and nays have been requested. he is all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. after a sufficient number having

Joseph Crowley

2:55:58 to 2:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion shall be postponed. for what purpose does the gentlelady

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2:55:58 to 2:59:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Crowley

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2:56:14 to 2:56:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: from new hampshire rise? ms. shea-porter: i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3793 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r.

Joseph Crowley

2:56:28 to 2:56:51( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: 3793, a bill to amend title 37, united states code, to require the secretary of defense to continue to pay to a member of the armed forces who is retired or separated from the armed forces due

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2:56:51 to 2:57:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: to a combat-related injury, certain bonuses the member was entitled to before the requirement or separation and would continue to be entitled to if the member was not retired or separated. the

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2:57:06 to 2:57:19( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: speaker pro tempore: pursuant of the rule the gentlewoman from new hampshire, ms. shea-porter, and the gentleman from south carolina, mr. wilson, each will control 20 minutes. the chair

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2:57:19 to 2:57:35( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: recognizes the gentlewoman from new hampshire. ms. shea-porter: i yield myself such time as i may consume and ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise

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2:57:35 to 2:57:52( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: their remarks and extend remarks on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentlelady is recognized for such time as she may consume. ms. shea-porter:

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2:57:52 to 2:58:09( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: today the house has a unique opportunity to clarify the law to protect the financial security of wounded veterans, their families and the families of soldiers who have been killed in the line of

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2:58:09 to 2:58:30( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: duty. as recently as last month, we have heard a number of cases in the media suggesting that the department of defense has been requiring soldiers wounded in combat to pay back part of their

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2:58:30 to 2:58:45( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: enlistment bonuses if they hadn't yet served their full term or even worse, that it would require these benefits to be paid back by the grieving families of soldiers who made the ultimate

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2:58:45 to 2:58:58( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: sacrifice for our country. quite simply, this is wrong. if a soldier signed up to serve our country and is unable to serve out the full term of his or her enlistment due to wounds, this soldier

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2:58:58 to 2:59:15( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: should not then be asked to return any part of their signing bonus fomplet a soldier who has faced the hardships of battle and recovery, we should not add the additional burden of paying back money that

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2:59:15 to 2:59:30( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: is rightfully theirs. mr. speaker, h.r. 3793, the veterans guaranteed bonus act of 2007, ends the uncertainty about the policy and make it's clear that this nation will never -- makes clear that this

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nation will never attempt to recould you bonuses from families. similar benefits are paid in full and it requires that this financial protection be provided not later than 90 days after the

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