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Senate Proceeding on Apr 21st, 2008 :: 0:24:22 to 0:26:31
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Harry Reid

0:23:09 to 0:24:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harry Reid

Harry Reid

0:24:08 to 0:24:22( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: i intend to proceed to the bill. i intend to offer an amendment that strips out the provision of $300 of a special pension that i think prioritizes that group above our veterans that are coming

Richard Burr

0:24:22 to 0:24:33( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: back. my amendment would hold everything else in senator akaka's bill in place but we would also make additions by using that $221 million for additional funding of our troops that are coming out

Richard Burr

0:24:22 to 0:26:31( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Burr

Richard Burr

0:24:33 to 0:24:47( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: of afghanistan and iraq. and i would hope the majority leader would at least consider voting for my amendment when it comes up. i think that we have a rich hoift this issue. it stas with the -- the conclusion

Richard Burr

0:24:47 to 0:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: of the second world war when the united states made some very important giftsz to the philippine -- gifts to the philippines. the total of two hospitals, equipment, grants to rebuild the philippines to

Richard Burr

0:25:00 to 0:25:13( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: make sure that those who served were, in fact, taken care of. i might also add for the majori leader that incorporated in senator akaka's bill, which is a very good bill enbalance. there's only

Richard Burr

0:25:13 to 0:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: one area that we -- we have any problems with. we hold intact those filipino bet vans that are in the united states receiving full -- veterans that are in the united states receiving full v.a. benefits

Richard Burr

0:25:24 to 0:25:37( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: of those that are outside the u.s. living in the philippines but with service-connected injuries, that they receive compensation. it's those that live outside the united states in the philippines

Richard Burr

0:25:37 to 0:25:47( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: with no service-connected injury whatsoever, creating a special pension just is not the right thing to do as we've got troops that are coming back at this time. 10 i've pledged to the majority leader

Richard Burr

0:25:47 to 0:25:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: my willing -- so i've pledged to the majority leader my willingness to move forward to consideration of the bill, to have a spirited debate i'm sure. but clearly, to try to address what i think are

Richard Burr

0:25:59 to 0:26:14( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: the priorities or should be the priorities of this senate and that's the focus on our troops. mr. reid: mr. president, if i could just say to my friend, i don't in any way question the seriousness of

Richard Burr

0:26:14 to 0:26:31( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Burr: my friend's concern. part of mine is -- and you asked me would i consider it? sure, i'll be happy to consider it. but let me just say this. part of mine is basic frustration. that is, why in the

Harry Reid

0:26:31 to 0:26:43( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: world do we have to file cloture a motion to proceed to this bill? it happens so many times. gits that's -- that -- it's something that doesn't happen very much t. happens over piece of legislation,

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