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House Proceeding 12-17-07 on Dec 17th, 2007 :: 3:05:18 to 3:07:15
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G. K. Butterfield

3:01:34 to 3:05:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: G. K. Butterfield

G. K. Butterfield

3:05:04 to 3:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: bonuses after being injured in combat and after studying this issue in more detail and learning of our documented instances of this injustice, i introduced the veterans guarantee bonus

Lee Terry

3:05:18 to 3:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: act which is now before us. in the weeks after i introduced the bill, we continued to hear multiple reports of cases around the country where service men and women had been denied bonuses,

Lee Terry

3:05:18 to 3:07:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lee Terry

Lee Terry

3:05:40 to 3:05:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: including the high-profile case involving private jordan fox from my home area of western pennsylvania. it has become clear that these were not just isolated examples, but instead, some

Lee Terry

3:05:59 to 3:06:14( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: of the hundreds and perhaps thousands of examples of veterans being asked to return their bow beau newses or be -- bonuses or be denied the remaining portion of their bonuses after being

Lee Terry

3:06:14 to 3:06:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: injured in service to our country. while some have made an issue of the expense of paying back these bonuses, let me be clear -- there's no group that should stand ahead of our nation's veterans

Lee Terry

3:06:30 to 3:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: when it comes time to making federal funding decisions. some may argue that because these service men and women were injured, that they were untitle of the bill fulfill their contract obligations

Lee Terry

3:06:46 to 3:07:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: and should be denied the are he maineder of their bonuses. i want to be equally clear on this point. members of our armed forces have made every conceivable sacrifice for our country and those

Lee Terry

3:07:02 to 3:07:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: that have been j you ared in service to our country have more than fulfilled the obligations of their service contract. paying them the bonuses that they have fought for and that they have

3:07:15 to 3:07:29( Edit History Discussion )

earned is the very least we can do to repay them for their bravery and their sacrifice. finally, i want to make clear that this is a bipartisan bill with more than 270 co-sponsors. i want to thank

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