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Senate Proceeding on Dec 12th, 2007 :: 2:18:24 to 2:20:42
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Larry Craig

1:59:20 to 2:18:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Larry Craig

Larry Craig

2:18:11 to 2:18:24( Edit History Discussion )

Larry Craig: we've had objections from the majority, from our democratic friends, to legislation that's vitally important to our veterans and to our active-duty military. the veterans administration and military construction

John Cornyn

2:18:24 to 2:18:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: funding bill that was passed by both houses of the congress last summer and which has been held up and held hostage to the political games here in washington as well as the emergency troop funding

John Cornyn

2:18:24 to 2:20:42( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Cornyn

John Cornyn

2:18:42 to 2:18:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: that's needed to fund ongoing operations in afghanistan and iraq, which we've discussed as well. this is a personal issue. 1.7 million veterans live in my state in texas. we have 15 major military bases

John Cornyn

2:18:58 to 2:19:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: where military families hraoeufp and work -- families live and work. one out of ten active-duty military members that wear the uniform of the united states call texas home, and we have guard and reservists

John Cornyn

2:19:10 to 2:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: who are also serving valiantly in iraq and elsewhere. the bill that's been blocked by the majority would provide $20 billion in military construction funds, important for our troops and quality of life

John Cornyn

2:19:24 to 2:19:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: for our military families. and it's important to my state -- texas -- because of our support for the troops and military families. it contains almost $90 billion for our veterans, which includes

John Cornyn

2:19:39 to 2:19:50( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: their health care, upgrading facilities, money to hire additional claims processers so veterans do vent to wait so -- don't have to wait so long to get the benefits to which they are entitled. there

John Cornyn

2:19:50 to 2:20:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: are about 1.7 million veterans in texas, and they need these funds, and they shouldn't be held hostage to the political games here in washington with regard to an omnibus appropriations bill. mr. president,

John Cornyn

2:20:10 to 2:20:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: i would yield the floor and reserve the balance of our time. mr. sessions: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from alabama. mr. sessions: well, we should be frank where we are today,

John Cornyn

2:20:23 to 2:20:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: and the situation is not good. yes, we do have too much partisanship in this body, and we need to move beyond it. but i would like to ask a couple of questions, and i think we might as well talk about

Jeff Sessions

2:20:42 to 2:20:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: it directly and hob honestly. has this congress performed well this year? i say we have not. we passed only one appropriations bill, and it's almost christmas. they all should have been passed

Jeff Sessions

2:20:42 to 2:28:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

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