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106th Congress Hearing Archives

106th Congress Hearings

October 2000

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on Chiropractic Services in the VA
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 3 (Tuesday), 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
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September 2000

Health Subcommittee
MARKUP of Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Act of 2000 (to be introduced)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 7 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 5109, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel Act of 2000
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 13 (Wednesday), 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Follow-up hearing on VA’s information technology program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 21 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Full Committee Joint with Senate VA Committee
Legislative presentation of The American Legion
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 26 (Tuesday), 9:30 a.m., 345 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on licensing and credentialing of military job skills for civilian employment
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 27 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) program effectiveness and strategic planning
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 27 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 340 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Human Subjects Protections in VA Medical Research
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 28 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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July 2000

Benefits Subcommittee
Legislative hearing on H.R. 4765, 21st Century Veterans Employment and Training Act and H.R. 3256, Veterans’ Right to Know Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 12 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee (continued)
Legislative hearing on H.R. 4765, 21st Century Veterans Employment and Training Act and H.R. 3256, Veterans’ Right to Know Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 13 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
MARKUP of H.R. 4850, Veterans Benefits Act of 2000; and H.R. 4864, Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 18 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Benefits Subcommittee
MARKUP of H.R. 4765, 21st Century Employment and Training Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 19 (Wednesday), 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon

Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 4765, 21st Century Employment and Training Act; H.R. 4850, Veterans Benefits Act of 2000; and H.R. 4864, Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 20 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on VA pharmaceutical procurement policy
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 25 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Patient Safety and Quality Management in the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 27 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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June 2000

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee 
Field Hearing on Quality of Care, Patient and Employee Safety, and Management Effectiveness at the Marion VA Medical Center
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 1 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., Marion VA Medical Center Theater, Marion, Indiana
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs services for women veterans
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 8 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Best Practices and Customer Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 22 Postponed to a date to be announced

May 2000

Full Committee
Markup of H.R. 4268, Veterans and Dependents Millennium Education Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 11 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology (IT) program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 11 (Thursday), 11:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Health Subcommittee
Hearing on VA/DoD health care sharing
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 17 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on VA disability claims processing
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 18 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on VA/DoD joint pharmacy procurement
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 25 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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April 2000

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on VA Capital Asset Planning
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 5 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Health Subcommittee
Hearing on the status of recruitment, retention and compensation of the VA health care workforce including nurses, physicians and dentists
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 12 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee
Hearing on VA disability claims processing
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 13 Postponed until further notice

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on VA adjudication of Hepatitis C claims, and H.R. 1020, H.R. 3816 and H.R. 3998
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 13 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 340 Cannon
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March 2000

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 1  (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., **345 Cannon
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Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Legislative presentation of the Non Commissioned Officers Association, Jewish War Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Blinded Veterans Association
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 2  (Thursday), 9:30 a.m., **345 Cannon
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Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Legislative presentation of the Retired Enlisted Association, Gold Star Wives of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Air Force Sergeants Association and Fleet Reserve Association
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 7  (Tuesday), 9:30 a.m., **345 Cannon
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Joint Benefits and Health Subcommittees
Hearing on homeless veterans' issues
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 9 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., **345 Cannon
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Joint Benefits & Small Business Subcommittee on Government Programs and Oversight
Hearing on implementation of P.L. 106-50, the "Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999"
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 14 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., ***311 Cannon
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Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 15  (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., **345 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty Service
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 16 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Legislative presentation of the Vietnam Veterans of America, The Retired Officers Association, American Ex-Prisoners of War, AMVETS and National Association of the State Directors of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 22  (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., **345 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs obligation to assist veterans in filing claims for benefits and H.R. 3193, the Duty to Assist Veterans Act of 1999
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 23 (Thursday), 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology (IT) program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 30 Postponed to be Rescheduled to a Later Date

February 2000

Health Subcommittee Joint with Commerce Subcommittees on Health & the Environment and Oversight & Investigations
Hearing on Medical Errors: Improving Quality of Care and Consumer Information
DATE/TIME/PLACE: February 9  (Wednesday), 10:30 a.m., ***2123 Rayburn
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs $1.2 billion Information Technology (IT) program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: Postponed to be Rescheduled to a Later Date

November 1999

(Postponed until Next Year) Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs $1.2 billion Information Technology (IT) program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: November 10  (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Subcommittees (Joint) on Health & Oversight and Investigations
Hearing on the possible health effects of the drug pyridostigmine bromide (PB) on veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War
DATE/TIME/PLACE: November 16 (Tuesday), **2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
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October 1999

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on Persian Gulf War veterans issues
DATE/TIME/PLACE:October 26 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Year 2000 readiness in the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 28(Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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NOTE TIME CHANGE
Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on draft concepts for 21st Century Veterans' Employment and Training legislation and draft legislative concepts for miscellaneous VA Education programs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 28 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m., 340 Cannon
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September 1999

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on Veterans' Employment regarding Civilian Credentialing Requirements for Military Job Skills
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 9 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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*Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 1663, National Medal of Honor Memorial Act and H.J. Res. 65, commending World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and for other purposes
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 22 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on fraud and mismanagement in the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 23 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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**Joint Full Committee with Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
Hearing to receive the 1999 legislative presentation of the The American Legion
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 28 (Tuesday), 9:30 a.m., 345 Cannon Caucus
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*Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Resolution Management and the Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 30 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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July 1999

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on VA's experience in implementing patient enrollment under P.L. 104-262
DATE/TIME/PLACE:July 15 (Thursday) 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 2116, the Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act.
DATE/TIME/PLACE:July 15(Thursday), 1:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Department of Veterans' Affairs progress in developing its capital assets realignment plan for enhancing services to veterans
DATE/TIME/PLACE:: *July 22 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Benefits Subcommittee

Hearing on Veterans' Employment regarding Civilian Credentialing Requirements for Military Job Skills
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 28 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) program effectiveness and strategic planning
DATE/TIME/PLACE: *July 29 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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June 1999

Health Subcommittee
MARKUP of pending legislation 
TIME/PLACE:June 9 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on the following bills: H.R. 605, retirement improvements for judges of the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; H.R. 690, with respect to presumptive service-connection for certain radiation exposed veterans suffering from  bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma; H.R. 708, providing for the reinstatement of certain VA benefits to remarried surviving spouses of veterans; H.R. 784, authorizing payment of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation to the surviving spouses of certain former prisoners of war; H.R. 1214, providing for an enhanced quality assurance program within the Veterans Benefits Administration; and H.R. 1765, cost-of-living adjustments for certain service connected disabled veterans and  survivors
TIME/PLACE: June 10 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m., 334 CHOB
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Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on the following bills: H.R. 1247, concerning the American Battle Monuments Commission; H.R. 1476, to establish additional national cemeteries;  H.R. 1484, to authorize appropriations for homeless veterans projects under the McKinney Act; H.R. 1603, Guard and Reservist Home Loan Eligibility; and H.R. 1663, with regard to the Riverside, California National Cemetery
TIME/PLACE: June 16 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m., NOTE TIME CHANGE!, 334 CHOBNews Page I Witness List

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Resolution Management, the Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication and concerns of women and minority veterans.
TIME/PLACE: June 17 / POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL

Benefits Subcommittee
MARKUP of pending legislation
TIME/PLACE: June 17 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m., 334 CHOB
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Full Committee
MARKUP of pending legislation
TIME/PLACE: June 23 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 CHOB
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the effectiveness of federal grants to community based organizations with regard to homeless veterans.
TIME/PLACE: June 24 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m., Note Room change:**334 CHOB
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Health Subcommittee
*Note: Hearing Revision
The topic of this hearing is now H.R. 2116, the Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act. The hearing on patient enrollment in the VA health care system is postponed until further notice.
TIME/PLACE: June 30 (Wednesday)10:00 a.m., 334 CHOB
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May 1999

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on the Veterans' Millennium Health Care Act
TIME/PLACE: May 19 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on National Cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery
TIME/PLACE: DATE CHANGE May 20 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m. **340 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 1071, the Montgomery GI Bill Improvements Act of 1999 and H.R. 1182, the Servicemembers Educational Opportunity Act of 1999 (hearing emphasis on Veterans' Readjustment programs)
TIME/PLACE: May 20 , (Thursday),10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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April 1999

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the readiness of the Department of Veterans Affairs for Year 2000, including emergency medical facility preparedness and coordination with FEMA
TIME/PLACE: April 15 (Thursday) 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
News from Hearing IV on the Department of Veterans Affairs Year 2000 (Y2K) Readiness

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing onH.R. 1071, the Montgomery GI Bill Improvements Act of 1999 and H.R. 1182, the Servicemembers Educational Opportunity Act of 1999
TIME/PLACE: April 21 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m., **340 Cannon
News from Hearing on H.R. 1071, the Montgomery GI Bill Improvement Act of 1999, and H.R. 1182, the Servicemembers Educational Opportunity Act of 1999

Joint Oversight & Investigations and Health Subcommittees
Hearing on the suspension of medical research at the West Los Angeles and Sepulveda VA medical facilities
TIME/PLACE: April 21 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m.  Note Time Change 334 Cannon
News from Hearing on Suspension of Medical Research at West Los Angeles and Sepulveda VA Medical Facilities and Informed Consent and Patient Safety in VA Medical Research

Health Subcommittee
Hearing to examine the issue of long-term care for veterans
TIME/PLACE: April 22 (Thursday), 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
News from the Hearing on VA Long Term Care

March 1999

Full Committee joint with Senate Committee
Annual legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
TIME/PLACE:March 2 (Tuesday), 9:30 a.m., **345 Cannon Caucus
VFW Presents Legislative Agenda to House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees

Full Committee joint with Senate Committee
Annual legislative presentation of Veterans of World War I, Non Commissioned Officers Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans, and Blinded Veterans Association
TIME/PLACE: March 4 (Thursday) 9:30 a.m., **345 Cannon Caucus
House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees hear legislative presentations of the NCOA, PVA, JWV, and the BVA

Health Subcommittee
Veterans Health Administration capital asset planning
TIME/PLACE: March 10, (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Subcommittee on Health Holds Hearing on VHA Capital Asset Management

Full Committee
Meeting to approve the Committee's views and estimates of the Administration's FY'00 budget
TIME/PLACE: RESCHEDULED March 11 (Thursday), 1:30 p.m., 334 Cannon

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Whistleblowing and retaliation in the Department of Veterans Affairs
TIME/PLACE: March 11 (Thursday), 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Holds Hearing On Whistleblowing and Retaliation in the Department of Veterans Affairs

Full Committee joint with Senate Committee
Annual legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans
Time/Place: March 17 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m.,**345 Cannon Caucus
Disabled American Veterans Present Legislative Agenda to House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees

Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 70, the Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act
Time/Place: March 18 (Thursday) 2:30 p.m., -Rescheduled from 9:30 a.m. 334 Cannon

Full Committee joint with Senate Committee
Annual legislative presentation of American Ex-Prisoners of War, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America and The Retired Officers Association
Time/Place: March 24 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m., **345 Cannon Caucus
House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Receive Legislative Presentations of AMVETS, American Ex-Prisoners of War, Vietnam Veterans of America, and The Retired Officers Association

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs management of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) program
Time/Place: March 25 (Thursday) 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
News from the Hearing on the Management of the Federal Employees' Compensation Program

Benefits Subcommittee
Oversight of the Veterans Benefits Administration
TIME/PLACE: March 25 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m.,**340 Cannon #Rescheduled from March 10
News from the Oversight Hearing on the Veterans Benefits Administration

February 1999

Full Committee
Hearing on FY '00 Budget of the Department of Veterans Affairs
TIME/PLACE: Feb. 11 (Thursday) 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
VA Committee Hears From Secretary of Veterans Affairs Togo D. West, Jr. and Veterans Service Organizations and Military Associations on the VA Budget for FY 2000

Full Committee
Hearing to receive report of the Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition Assistance
TIME/PLACE: February 23 (Tuesday) 11:00 a.m. 334 Cannon
Former Senator Bob Dole Testifies on Report of the Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition Assistance

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on VA Medical Care Budget for FY'00
TIME/PLACE: February 24 (Wednesday) 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witnesses Question Credibility of VA Medical Care Budget for FY 2000 at Health Subcommittee Hearing

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on the budget for the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS)
TIME/PLACE:   February 24 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 340 Cannon
Benefits Hearing on Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service Reveals Inadequate Job Placement for Veterans

Full Committee joint with Senate Committee
Annual legislative presentation of Military Order of the Purple Heart, Fleet Reserve Association, The Retired Enlisted Association, Gold Star Wives of America, Air Force Sergeants Association
TIME/PLACE: February 25 (Thursday), 9:30 a.m., 345 Cannon Caucus
House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees Receive the Legislative Presentations of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Fleet Reserve Association, The Retired Enlisted Association, the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., and the Air Force Sergeants Association