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House Proceeding 12-17-07 on Dec 17th, 2007 :: 3:07:54 to 3:11:19
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3:07:44 to 3:07:54( Edit History Discussion )

stearns, from florida, and mr. jones from north carolina, the lead republican sponsor of bill. they join me in support of this bill before it became a high-profile issue and i thank them for

Joseph Crowley

3:07:54 to 3:08:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: their leadership. i also want to single out two of my democratic colleagues, my lead democratic co-sponsor, congressman patrick murphy from my home state of pennsylvania, and iraq war veteran

Joseph Crowley

3:07:54 to 3:11:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Crowley

Joseph Crowley

3:08:06 to 3:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: himself, and congressman batter stupak of michigan who has fought as hard as any member of this house for rights of vet trance to keep their enlistment bonus. most importantly i want to thank

Joseph Crowley

3:08:20 to 3:08:35( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: chairman ike skelton for his willing tons bring this to the floor. his amendment has made this a better bill and i thank him for his support and his continued leadership as chairman of the

Joseph Crowley

3:08:35 to 3:08:51( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: armed services committee. mr. speaker, i ask my colleagues to join me in voting for the veterans guaranteed bonus act before us today. i'm sure that all of my lleagues in the house would agree

Joseph Crowley

3:08:51 to 3:09:07( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: that we in congress must support our troops with our actions and not just our words. this bill will ensure that every me military veteran gets the bonuses they deserve. during thiholiday season,

Joseph Crowley

3:09:07 to 3:09:24( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: when our thoughts and prayers are with the brave service men and women serving overseas and their families here at home, i can think of no greater tribute we can provide. and i yield back

Joseph Crowley

3:09:24 to 3:09:39( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman yields back the balance of his time south carolina. mr. wilson: i yield so

Joseph Crowley

3:09:39 to 3:09:49( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: much time as he may consume to the gentleman from georgia, dr. brown. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for such time as he s may consume. mr. brown: i thank

Joseph Crowley

3:09:49 to 3:09:59( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the gentleman for yielding and, mr. speaker, isp rise in strong support today for h.r. 3793, the veterans guaranteed bonus act of 2007. as a former military officer and an enlisted mari ne,

Joseph Crowley

3:09:59 to 3:10:12( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: i take this matter very seriously. i'm a very strong supa porter of this -- of our troops and their families. as members of congress, we have s, anable gation both to stand up for our troops that

Joseph Crowley

3:10:12 to 3:10:24( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: have been disaubled and have to leave the military as well as surviving families of soldiers who have made the final sacrifice to protect our nation. and our freedom. there's no greater insult

Joseph Crowley

3:10:24 to 3:10:37( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: to our wounded warriors and their families who have sacrificed so much than to deny or revoke their bonus because ofr a combat-related injury or death. this bill, the veterans guaranteed bonus act

Joseph Crowley

3:10:37 to 3:10:51( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: of 2007, would guarantee that no service member who dies other than as a result of a member's misconduct, or is retired will be required to he -- repay any portion of a bonus or similar benefit

Joseph Crowley

3:10:51 to 3:11:04( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: that t they have received. mr. speaker, the federal government's broken too many promises to our veterans and i consider that verging on criminality. we have an opportunity today to support

Joseph Crowley

3:11:04 to 3:11:19( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: our veterans and to support our troops and to fulfill a promise that was made to these veterans. i urge all of my colleagues of the house to support this measure and pass h.r. 3793, the veterans

Ted Poe

3:11:19 to 3:11:32( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: guaranteed bonus act of 2007. mr. speaker, i yield back th balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from new hampshire. ms.

Ted Poe

3:11:19 to 3:12:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

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