4:07 PM EDT

Duncan Lee Hunter, R-CA 52nd

Mr. HUNTER. I also want to thank the gentleman for his very thoughtful amendment.

Since this is the last amendment, I thought I would take this opportunity to thank my great friend, Ike Skelton, for bringing our team to the floor and moving this very important legislation very effectively. I thank both gentlemen.

4:07 PM EDT

Ike Skelton, D-MO 4th

Mr. SKELTON. I must say, it is a thrill to be able to work with my friend, Duncan Hunter, in bringing a piece of legislation like this forward in a bipartisan manner, and thank him for his cooperation as well as all on both sides of the aisle.

Again, I will mention our wonderful staff that works so well in a bipartisan manner. So Mr. Hunter, thank you very much for your solid efforts in this regard.

4:08 PM EDT

Peter Welch, D-VT

Mr. WELCH of Vermont. Mr. Chairman, apparently I have the last word, and I think I will say what any of us would say if they were here, and that is thank you to the chairman and thank you to the ranking member. You have embodied in this legislation a principle we all know, and that is that the cost of the war has to include the cost of caring for the warrior. So I know I speak on behalf of all of us in thanking you for your excellent work.

Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.