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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 1:55:41 to 2:01:37
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Peter Welch

1:50:01 to 1:55:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter Welch

Peter Welch

1:55:29 to 1:55:41( Edit History Discussion )

Peter Welch: the republicans here in the house of representatives. i hope this changes in the next year. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the question is will the house

Pete Sessions

1:55:41 to 1:55:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: suspend the rules and pass senate 2499. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed,

Pete Sessions

1:55:41 to 2:01:37( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

1:55:53 to 1:56:03( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the gentleman from louisiana. mr. mccrery: on that i demand thyeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and

Pete Sessions

1:56:03 to 1:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: nays are requested. all those in favor by taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered.

Pete Sessions

1:56:14 to 1:56:28( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: pursuant to clause 8 of rule c20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california

Pete Sessions

1:56:28 to 1:56:41( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: rise mr. filner: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill s. 13 the 6. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 1396, an

Pete Sessions

1:56:41 to 1:56:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: act to authorize a major medical facility project to modernize inpatient wards at the department of veterans affairs medical center in atlanta, georgia. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant

Pete Sessions

1:56:53 to 1:57:05( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. filner, and the gentleman from indiana, mr. buyer, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes r the gentleman from california. mr. filner:

Pete Sessions

1:57:05 to 1:57:18( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: i thank the speaker. i -- i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. filner: i want to thank all the congress colleagues from georgia, especially

Pete Sessions

1:57:18 to 1:57:31( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: my atlanta colleagues, mr. johnson and mr. lewis, and especially senator from georgia, senator isakson, for making sure this is on the floor today. the poor state of a lot of the infrastructure

Pete Sessions

1:57:31 to 1:57:47( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: of the veterans administration is well-known. through at we call the cares process, the capital asset realignment for enhancement services -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend.

Pete Sessions

1:57:47 to 1:57:58( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: members and staff will remove their conversations from the floor. on both sides of the aisle. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. filner: thank you, madam speaker. through the capital asset

Pete Sessions

1:57:58 to 1:58:09( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: realignment for enhanced services process, known as cares, the department found that the existing inpatient wards at the atlanta v.a. medical center are far below community standards. this renovation

Pete Sessions

1:58:09 to 1:58:20( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: project will go a long way to address the american with disabilities ack, accessibility requirements, the needs of women veterans, particularly as they relate to privacy issues. and the improvements

Pete Sessions

1:58:20 to 1:58:30( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: in efficient and functional design. these deficiencies are long overdue, and we think they will be met here. these infrastructure improvements to utility systems will include the plumbing,

1:58:30 to 1:58:42( Edit History Discussion )

electrical, fire safety concerns on the inpatient floors. with the ongoing conflicts in afghanistan and iraq, it is even more important that the v.a. is able to provide the best health care

Pete Sessions

1:58:42 to 1:58:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: available and the most updated and modern facilities. in f.y. 2005 this project received a $20.5 million and s. 1396 provides the authorization of this project to move forward. i urge my colleagues

Pete Sessions

1:58:56 to 1:59:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to support this bill. and i want to thank the ranking member, mr. buyer, for his cooperation. i know that he has great respect for the cares process and would like to consider all of the facilities

Pete Sessions

1:59:08 to 1:59:23( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: in one bill, construction bill, which we are pledged to do early next year. this is an obvious need at this moment. and i look forward to working with the ranking member to make sure that we

Pete Sessions

1:59:23 to 1:59:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: meet the needs of v.a. infrastructure across the whole country. and we intend to work together and do that early next year. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the

Pete Sessions

1:59:39 to 1:59:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana. mr. buyer: i also want to thank our committee chair, mr. filner, for working with me in a true bipartisan manner

Pete Sessions

1:59:53 to 2:00:09( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to expeditiously bring s. 1396 to the floor before we adjourn this year. i'd also like to thank the leadership of both parties for bringing this to the floor before we adjourn. this bill

Pete Sessions

2:00:09 to 2:00:25( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: would authorize $20.5 million for the department of veterans affairs to carry out major medical facilities project to modernize the patient wards at the v.a. medical center, atlanta, georgia.

Pete Sessions

2:00:25 to 2:00:41( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the president's budget submission for v.a. for fiscal year 2008 identified this project as the department's number one major construction request. without this authorization the v.a. would be unable to

Pete Sessions

2:00:41 to 2:00:55( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: move forward with this needed project to update and improve patient services for veterans at the atlanta v.a. medical center. i also want to thank senator johnny isakson for his efforts

Pete Sessions

2:00:55 to 2:01:10( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to pass this legislation in the senate. and for the efforts of senator saxby chambliss who i also personally have spoken with. both of these senators who have an interest in this project. i'd

Pete Sessions

2:01:10 to 2:01:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: also like to recognize my good friends, phil gingrey, and tom price who both introduced a companion bill earlier this year and for their work and advocacy on this legislation. to also include

Pete Sessions

2:01:24 to 2:01:37( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: my colleagues, nathan deal, jack kingston, john linder, and paul broun. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from georgia, mr. gingrey. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is

Peter Welch

2:01:37 to 2:01:49( Edit History Discussion )

Peter Welch: recognized for two minutes. mr. gingrey: madam speaker, i thank the gentleman for yielding. i also want to thank chairman filner and mr. buyer, senator isakson and chambliss. also my democratic

Peter Welch

2:01:37 to 2:05:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter Welch

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