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Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing on Important Veterans Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Monday, April 16, 2012, at 4:00 p.m., in Room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Health will hold a Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1460, H.R. 3016, H.R. 3245, H.R. 3279, H.R. 3337, H.R. 3723, and H.R. 4079.

WHO: Subcommittee on Health

WHAT: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1460, H.R. 3016, H.R. 3245, H.R. 3279, H.R. 3337, H.R. 3723, and H.R. 4079

WHEN: 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2012, Room 334, Cannon House Office Building

WITNESS LIST

Panel 1

Honorable William Owens (NY-23)

U.S. House of Representatives

Honorable John Barrow (GA-12)

U.S. House of Representatives

Honorable Jeff Denham (CA-19)

U.S. House of Representatives

Honorable Silvestre Reyes (TX-16)

U.S. House of Representatives

Honorable W. Todd Akin (MO-02)

U.S. House of Representatives

Honorable Robert T. Schilling (IL-17)

U.S. House of Representatives

Honorable David B. McKinley (WV-01)

U.S. House of Representatives

Panel 2

Shane Barker,Senior Legislative Associate

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Adrian Atizado,Assistant National Legislative Director
Disabled American Veterans

René A. Campos, Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.),Deputy Director, Government Relations

Military Officers Association of America

Ramsey Sulayman, Legislative Associate

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Ralph Ibson,National Policy Director

Wounded Warrior Project

Panel 3

Robert L. Jesse, M.D., Ph.D.,Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Susan Blauert,Deputy Assistant General Counsel

Office of General Counsel

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Statements for the Record

  • Institute of Medicine
  • Burn Pits 360
  • Humana Government
  • National Coalition of Homeless Veterans
  • National Association of State Fire Marshals
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • The American Legion

Summary of legislation to be discussed:

H.R. 1460: To provide for automatic enrollment of veterans returning from combat zones into the VA medical system, and for other purposes, introduced by Rep. William Owens.

H.R. 3016: To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly operate the Federal Recovery Coordination Program, and for other purposes, introduced by Rep. John Barrow.

H.R. 3245: Efficient Service for Veterans Act, introduced by Rep. Jeff Denham.

H.R. 3279: To amend Title 38, United States Code, to clarify that caregivers for veterans with serious illnesses are eligible for assistance and support services provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, introduced by Rep. Silvestre Reyes.

H.R. 3337: Open Burn Pit Registry Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. W. Todd Akin.

H.R. 3723: Enhanced Veteran Healthcare Experience Act of 2011, introduced by Robert T. Schilling.

H.R. 4079: Safe Housing for Homeless Veterans Act, introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley.

For more news from the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, please visit:

Veterans.House.Gov

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