1:50 PM EDT
Chet Edwards, D-TX 17th

Mr. EDWARDS. I want to thank Mr. Jackson and Mr. Bishop for your leadership on this. By exercising early intervention, we can save the lives of thousands of America's veterans and prevent them from having HIV or AIDS. It will be a tremendous service to those who have served our country in uniform, and I look forward to working with both gentlemen as we go to conference committee and as we work with the Veterans' Affairs Committee to address this serious national problem.