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Health Care Safety Net Act of 2008

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HEALTH CARE SAFETY NET ACT OF 2008 -- (House of Representatives - September 25, 2008)

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Mr. PICKERING. Thank you, Mr. Deal, the gentleman from Georgia. I want to thank him for his leadership of the subcommittee as the ranking member and previously as the chairman of the subcommittee. I want to thank Congressman Gene Green for his work as we did work together in a bipartisan fashion, all the committee staff.

As I come close to the end of my service in Congress, I can think of no better thing to go out on as the reauthorization, the expansion, and the funding, and modernization of the community health centers for what they do to create healthy communities and strong communities and to help the families most in need in our States and districts back home and in small towns and cities.

I know from Mississippi, community health centers have made a tremendous difference after Katrina and getting those who were evacuated after a disaster the help, but more importantly, every day those mothers and the elderly and the low income who otherwise would not have the best care and affordable, accessible means. Community health centers have played a vital role to my home State of Mississippi, and I'm very proud to be a part of this reauthorization and to see it done before we leave this session.

I want to thank Mary Martha Henson for her tremendous work on this, as well as the other staff.

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