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Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 340 of the Cannon House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs will hold a Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4142, H.R. 4114, H.R. 2051, H.R. 2498, H.R. 2377, H.R. 2717, H.R. 4168, and H.R. 4213.

WHO: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

WHAT: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4142, H.R. 4114, H.R. 2051, H.R. 2498, H.R. 2377, H.R. 2717, H.R. 4168, and H.R. 4213

WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012, Room 340, Cannon House Office Building

WITNESS LIST

Panel 1

The Honorable Frank Guinta

U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Barney Frank

U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Mike McIntyre

U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Joe Donnelly

U.S. House of Representatives

Panel 2

Col. Thomas Moe, Director, Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Constituent Witness on behalf of H.R. 2051

Capt. Wilbur Jones,Constituent Witness on behalf of H.R. 2717

Daniel Bendetson,Constituent Witness on behalf of H.R. 2498

Michael Bendetson,Constituent Witness on behalf of H.R. 2498

Panel 3

The Honorable Max Cleland, Secretary

American Battle Monuments Commission

Mr. Thomas Murphy,Director of Compensation Service

Veterans Benefits Administration

~Accompanied by~

Richard Hipolit, Assistant General Counsel

Department of Veterans Affairs

Panel 4

The Honorable Bruce E. Kasold,Chief Judge

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

Panel 5

Mr. Raymond Kelley,National Legislative Director

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Ms. Verna Jones,Director of the National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission

The American Legion

Summary of legislation to be discussed:

H.R. 4142: American Heroes COLA Act, introduced by Rep. Jon Runyan.

H.R. 4114: Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012, introduced by Rep. Jon Runyan.

H.R. 2051: Veterans Missing in America Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Patrick Tiberi.

H.R. 2498: Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act, introduced by Rep. Barney Frank.

H.R. 2377: RAPID Claims Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Donnelly.

H.R. 2717: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate one city in the United States each year as an "American World War II City", and for other purposes, introduced by Rep. Mike McIntyre.

H.R. 4168: Caring for the Fallen Act, introduced by Rep. Frank Giunta.

H.R. 4213: To amend Title 38, United States Code, to require judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to reside within fifty miles of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, introduced by Rep. Jon Runyan.

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