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Senate Proceeding on Jun 19th, 2008 :: 8:21:40 to 8:23:24
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8:21:26 to 8:21:40( Edit History Discussion )

this generation deserves no less than that. but his fortitude, his determination, his perseverance, has led to this piece of legislation. i just want to acknowledge that and the support that we've received

Jim Bunning

8:21:40 to 8:21:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: in this body and the support received from veterans organizations all across america. i'll put into the record some historical memorabelia on this subject but in may of 2001 i was the only republican on

Jim Bunning

8:21:40 to 8:23:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning

8:21:55 to 8:22:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: the armed services committee to join a number of other democrats on the committee in cosponsoring a bill by max cleland of georgia. those of us who knew max cleland remember he came to the floor of

Jim Bunning

8:22:08 to 8:22:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: the senate despite his serious wounds that he had received and disabilities from that conflict as a hard-fighting senator for veterans and military people. i was proud to join him. but nothing happened to that bill.

Jim Bunning

8:22:27 to 8:22:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: it lost its way. so then in 2002 as chairman of the committee, i went back and picked up on what this legislation had laid as a foundation and in the fiscal year 2002 national defense act subtitle e section

Jim Bunning

8:22:36 to 8:22:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: 654 is the historical precedent for transferability. so i just wish to thank the members of the armed services committee who have worked this issue for many yeayrs. when it came time to have senator webb's

Jim Bunning

8:22:51 to 8:23:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: bill go in we talked about transferability but we recognize it was already law. in the course of the deliberations on his bill it seems to me important that we update the 2002 law which we did. i put

Jim Bunning

8:23:01 to 8:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: in an amendment, amendment s. 4800 on the 20th of may, 2008, which brought transferability in the old statute up-to-date. subsequently, we've not had any official cooperation or support from the department

Jim Bunning

8:23:14 to 8:23:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: of defense but unofficially there was some advice that came to us. we incorporated that advice and that advice, now, reshaped my amendment on may 20th. that, hopefully, will become the law of the land when

Jack Reed

8:23:24 to 8:23:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: that bill comes to the house from the senate floor. i certainly urge all colleagues to join in that. again, senator webb, i say to you, i salute you for your work on this, your long and hard service

Jack Reed

8:23:24 to 8:25:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jack Reed

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