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Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) to Hold Legislative Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., in Room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) will hold a legislative hearing on H.R. 2355, H.R. 2996, H.R. 4299, H.R. 5735, H.R.5880, H.R.5881, and H.R. 2720.

WHO: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

WHAT: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2355, H.R. 2996, H.R. 4299, H.R. 5735, H.R.5880, H.R.5881, and H.R. 2720

WHEN: 2:00 p.m.,Wednesday, June 6, 2012, Room 334, Cannon House Office Building

WITNESS LIST

Panel 1

The Honorable Steve Stivers, U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Vicky Hartzler, U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Larry Kissell, U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable John Culberson, U.S. House of Representatives

Panel 2

Mr. Raymond Kelly, National Legislative Director

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Mr. James Young, President

National Association of County Veterans’ Service Officers

Mr. Jeff Hall, Assistant National Legislative Director

Disabled American Veterans

Panel 3

Ms. Debbie Lee, Founder

America’s Mighty Warriors

Ms. Lisa Ward, Widow to Major Richard Ward

U.S. Army, Persian Gulf War

Mr. Kelly Shackelford, President

The Liberty Institute

Mr. Jay Sanders, Senior Vice Commander

Veterans of Foreign Wars, District 4

Panel 4

Ms. Kathryn Condon, Executive Director of Army National Cemeteries Program

U.S. Department of Defense

Mr. Thomas Murphy, Director of Compensation Service

Veterans Benefits Administration

Summary of legislation to be discussed:

H.R. 2355: Hallowed Grounds Act, introduced by Rep. Hartzler

H.R. 2996: Gulf War Syndrome ‘Presumptive Illness’ Extension Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Kissell

H.R. 4299: Quality Housing for Veterans Act, introduced by Rep. McNerney

H.R. 5735: To provide for the establishment of a Tomb of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery for interment of cremated fragments of the remains of members of the Armed Forces killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, or a subsequent conflict when the fragments are unidentifiable by use of DNA testing or other means because of the condition of the fragments, are unclaimed, or are identified and authorized by the person designated to direct disposition of the remains for internment in such memorial, introduced by Rep. Stivers

H.R. 5880: Veterans Disability Examination Access Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. Runyan

H.R. 5881: Access to Veterans Benefits Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. Runyan

H.R. 2720: To clarify the role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in providing a benefit or service related to the interment or funeral of a veteran, and for other purposes, introduced by Rep. Culberson

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