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Senate Proceeding on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 0:05:30 to 0:10:05
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Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: veterans affairs and related agencies, and so forth and for other purposes.

Tim Johnson

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Speech By: Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: mr the presiding offir: the senator from south dakota. mr. johnson: mr. president, as we resume consideration of the milcon v.a. bill, i would like to remind my colleagues how important this bill is to the health and well-being of nation's vets and military

Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: troops overall, the bill provides $134 billion for vets health and benefits and for urgent investments in military construction, including family housing, barracks and operational facilities. thin that total, the bill

Tim Johnson

0:06:24 to 0:06:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: before the senate provides increased funding for a number of smaller but important initiatives. let me cite just a few examples. for vets, the bill provides $3.2 billion for health care and supportive services for homeless

Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: vets. ending homelessness is one of secretary shinseki's top priorities, and i am committed to doing everything possible through the appropriations process to h goal. to that end, i have an amendment

Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: to provide another $50 million to the v.a. to renovate empty buildings on v.a. medical campuses to provide housing and services to homeless vets. for the military, the bill fully funds the expansion of the

Tim Johnson

0:07:29 to 0:07:50( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: homeowners assistance program to help military families who face steep losses on home sales as a result of orders to new posts during the current mortgage cris. military families cannot pick and choose when or where they move.

Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: they go where their orders send them when they're told to move. the expansion of the homeowners assistance program is designed to help military families who

Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: must move at a time when there is foreclosure. and for the nation's economic environmental health, the bill provides $225 million to promote energy conservation and investment in renewable energy

Tim Johnson

0:08:35 to 0:08:56( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: resources at u.s. military bases , nearly triple the budget request. the defense department is the single largest consumer of energy in the nation. this bill provides the funding to step up ofrts to reduce energy consumption at military

Tim Johnson

0:08:57 to 0:09:18( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: bases and to promote renewable energy avis ranging from installing energy-efficient light bulbs to installation with geothermal energy. these are just a few examples of the many important projects in this bill and a few of the

Tim Johnson

0:09:19 to 0:09:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Johnson: reasons why it is important that we act swift throeu pass the bill. i urge my colleagues to come to the floor if they wish to speak or if they have amendmentso offer, and to work with the committee staff to clear amendments.

Tim Johnson

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Tim Johnson: mr. president, i yield the floor and suggest the absence quor the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

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