Mr. Speaker, today I must first thank Chairman Roe for all his leadership and work on behalf of our veterans. I also thank him for allowing me to contribute to his efforts.
Today, I rise to support the H. R. 2288, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act
My thanks to Chairman Frelinghuysen for yielding.
Mr. Speaker, as a fiscal conservative, let me set the record straight. This bill’s $296 million Medicaid funding is just a bridge. This legislation simply reprograms this funding to partially address the impending Medicaid cliff. In short, this allocation does not constitute new money.
THREE MINUTE HOUSE FLOOR SPEECH
of Congresswoman from Puerto Rico
IN SUPPORT OF THE US TERRITORIES PROTECTION ACT (HR 1366)
Thank you Mr. Speaker, I was elected to seek equality for the 3.4 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico. I am the sole elected representative for the island and I represent more constituents in my sole district than anyone in this House.