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Senate Proceeding on Mar 25th, 2010 :: 6:47:55 to 6:51:25
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James Webb

6:47:52 to 6:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: requires urgen att it is not paid for. mr. coburn: it is not paid for. given that fact, as i state in my earlier speech, i the presiding officer: the objection is a senator: dam the presiding officer: the

James Webb

6:47:55 to 6:51:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Webb

James Webb

6:48:15 to 6:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: mr. webb: madam president, i assume we are now still in morning business? the presiding officer: that's correct. mr. webb: i ask permission to speak for up to five minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. webb: madam preside, last night, we had an issue involving the well-being of our veterans that i think got caught up in

James Webb

6:48:36 to 6:48:56( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: the give and take of the debate on the health care bill and the particular procedural aspects of it. an amendment was offered to the bill by senator burr, and a counteroffer was made to solve these two disparities, one

James Webb

6:48:57 to 6:49:17( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: regarding tricare and another regarding a certain section of title 38 with respect to veterans' health care through unanimous consent. since one of the bills had already been voted unanimously in the house and the other one certainly there is no real objection to, and the request to

James Webb

6:49:18 to 6:49:38( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: pass these bills immediately which would have made them law today was objected to, and senator burr's amendment also went down. i want to say first i don't think the is any debate in this body about the dedication that senator burr has to our veterans, and i think that goes for all members of this body.

James Webb

6:49:39 to 6:50:01( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: there is no one in this body who isn't fully dedicated to the well-being of our veterans and our active duty military people as well, and i think it is really a shame that the procedural aspects of what we were debating overcame something that should have been a simple process.

James Webb

6:50:02 to 6:50:22( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: in that spirit, i have been discussing this matter with senator burr, and we are going to take two amendments that were offered last night for unanimous consent and see if we can't clear them on both sides, and to have these protections, these express protections for the medical care of those who are serving and those who have

James Webb

6:50:23 to 6:50:44( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: served take their rightful place as protected in the larger aspect of this health care reform. we're going to work to clear them on both sides, hopefully to get this matter resolved. we can have our political debates and we will have our political debates, but all of us need to come together and make sure that those who served fully

James Webb

6:50:45 to 6:51:05( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: understand the dedication of this body. so i hope the other side will -- will help us move this -- these two amendments forward. i appreciate senator burr's support in that effort. i also, as i said, very much appreciate the dedication that he has always shown to our veterans. he is ranking republican on the

James Webb

6:51:06 to 6:51:25( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: veterans' committee. no one was in any way questioning that -- that aspect of his service here in the senate. so i just wanted to again point out that we are going to attempt to clear these today. we can resolve this matter within a day or so. it will become law. our veterans and those serving

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