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107th Congress Hearing Archives

107th Congress Hearings

October 2002

Full Committee
Hearing to review the Department of Veterans Affairs report on the national cemetery system, as required by section 613 of the Veterans Millennium Health Care and Benefits Act, P. L. 106-117.
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 16 (Wednesday), 1:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
WitnessList | Hearing Record PDF (3.82 MB)

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on Project 112 & Operation Shipboard Hazard and Defense
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 9 (Wednesday), 10:45 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | DOD Fact Sheets | Hearing Record PDF (903 KB)

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on VA’s current programs for women veterans
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 2 (Wednesday), 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (2.60 MB)

September 2002

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology (IT) program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 26 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.86 MB)

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs medical research programs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 19 (Thursday),11:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.81 MB)

Full Committee
Hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs homeless veterans programs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 12 (Thursday), 1:30 p.m., 340 Cannon
Witness List|Hearing Record PDF (4.67 MB)

Full Committee, joint with the Senate VA Committee
Hearing to receive the legislative priorities of The American Legion
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 10 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., 345 Cannon Caucus Room Witness List

July 2002

Benefits Subcommittee
Continuation of hearing on H.R. 5111 and H.R. 4017
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 25 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R.  5111, the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act, and H.R. 4017, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Equity Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 24 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (6.55 MB)

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on the Transition Assistance Program and the Disabled Transition Assistance Program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 18 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (4.26 MB)

Full Committee
Hearing on H.R. 4939, the Veterans Medicare Payment Act of 2002
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 16 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.76 MB)

Full Committee
MARKUP of legislation reported by the Benefits and Health subcommittees
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 16 (Tuesday), 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon

Health Subcommittee
MARKUP of H.R. 3645, the Veterans Health-Care Items Procurement Reform and Improvement Act of 2002
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 12 (Friday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Benefits Subcommittee
MARKUP of H.R. 4940, the Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act and H.R. 5055, To authorize the placement in Arlington National Cemetery of a memorial honoring the World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 9 (Tuesday), 1:00 p.m., 334 Cannon

June 2002

Health Subcommittee
Legislative hearing on H.R. 3645, Veterans Health-Care Items Procurement Reform and Improvement Act of 2002
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 26 (Wednesday), 9:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.51 MB)

Health Subcommittee
Hearing to Investigate Conditions at Kansas City Veterans Medical Center
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 17 (Monday), 9:00 a.m., Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, 4801 Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.09 MB)

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on the health care of Filipino World War II veterans within the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 13 (Thursday), 3:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.83 MB)

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 3173, the Servicemembers and Military Families Financial Protection Act of 2001; H.R. 3735, the Department of Veterans Affairs Overpayment Administration Improvement Act of 2002; H.R. 3771, to exclude monetary benefits paid to veterans by states and municipalities from consideration as income for purposes of pension benefits; and H.R. 4042, the Veterans Home Loan Prepayment Protection Act of 2002
Two draft bills will also be considered:
the Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act, and legislation providing dependency and indemnity compensation to the surviving spouse of a veteran with a totally disabling service-connected cold-weather injury
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 11 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.87 MB)

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on the status of the VA’s implementation of the VA Claims Processing Task Force’s recommendations, and the potential for a greater VA/Veterans Service Organization “partnership”
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 6 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (6.21 MB)

May 2002

Joint Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations and Subcommittee on Health
Hearing on nonprofit research corporations and educational foundations affiliated with specific Veterans Health Administration facilities
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 16 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (6.45 MB)

Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 4015, Jobs for Veterans Act; H.R. 4085, Veterans’ and Survivors’ Benefits Expansion Act of 2002; H.R. 4514, Veterans Major Medical Facilities Construction Act of 2002; H.R. 3253, Department of Veterans Affairs Emergency Preparedness Research, Education, and Bio-Terrorism Prevention Act of 2002; and H.R. 4608, naming the Wichita, Kansas, VA Medical Center the Robert J. Dole Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center 
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 9 (Thursday), 3:00 p.m., 334 Cannon

Benefits Subcommittee
MARKUP of pending legislation
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 2 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Health Subcommittee
MARKUP of H.R. 3253, National Medical Emergency Preparedness Act of 2001 and H.R. 3254, Medical Education for National Defense in the 21st Century Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 1 (Wednesday), 1:30 p.m., 334 Cannon

April 2002

Full Committee
Field Hearing in Trenton, New Jersey, on the status of the Department of Veterans Affairs recent recommendations to revise the system it uses to make resource allocations to its health care facilities
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 30 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., Trenton, New Jersey
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (1.89 MB)

Benefits Subcommittee
Field hearing in El Paso, Texas on VA claims processing
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 26 (Friday), 1:00 p.m.,El Paso, Texas
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.42 MB)

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 4514, to authorize major medical facility construction.
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 24 (Wednesday), 3:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (1.65 MB)

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 4015, Jobs for Veterans Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 18 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (4.70 MB)

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 1108, allow payment of dependency and indemnity compensation to surviving spouses who marry after age 55; H.R. 2095, Reservist VA Home Loan Fairness Act of 2001; H.R. 2222, Veterans Life Insurance Improvement Act of 2001; and H.R. 3731, increase funding for state approving agencies
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 11 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 3253, National Medical Emergency Preparedness Act of 2001; and H.R. 3254, Medical Education for National Defense in the 21st Century Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 10 (Wednesday), 3:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (2.75 MB)

March 2002

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Annual legislative presentations of American Ex-Prisoners of War (EX-POWs), Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), The Retired Officers Association (TROA), National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) and AMVETS
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 20 (Wednesday), 2:00 p.m., 345 Cannon
Witness List

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Annual legislative presentations of  Gold Star Wives (GSW), Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) and The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 14 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 345 Cannon
Witness List

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology program with a review of progress of VA’s integrated systems architecture plan, Veterans Benefits Administration’s  (VBA) VETSNET program, information security, Veterans Health Administration’s  (VHA) Decision Support Systems, and the Government Computer-Based Patient Record Program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 13 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (4.37 MB)

Health Subcommittee joint with House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel
Hearing on Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs (DoD/VA) health resources sharing
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 7 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 2118 Rayburn
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (141 KB)

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Annual legislative presentations of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), Jewish War Veterans (JWV), Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) and Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 7 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 345 Cannon
Witness List

February 2002

Health Subcommittee
Hearing to consider issues of operational and medical readiness in the active duty force and their relationships to the health status of the veteran population
DATE/TIME/PLACE: February 27 (Wednesday), 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List | Hearing Record PDF (3.16 MB)

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Annual legislative presentations of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: February 27 (Wednesday), 12:00 p.m., 345 Cannon
Witness List

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Annual legislative presentations of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: February 27 (Wednesday), 9:30 a.m., 345 Cannon
Witness List

Full Committee
Hearing on the FY 2003 budget of the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: February 13 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List|Hearing Record PDF (9.41 MB)

January 2002

Health Subcommittee
Ten Years After:  Lessons From the Gulf War
DATE/TIME/PLACE: January 24 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List|Hearing Record PDF (6.87 MB)

December 2001

Health Subcommittee
Field hearing on issues relating to the delivery of health care to World War II Filipino veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: December 19 (Wednesday), FIELD HEARING, San Diego, CA POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO HOUSE LEGISLATIVE SCHEDULE

Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 3423, as described above
DATE/TIME/PLACE: December 13 (Thursday), 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon

Full Committee
Hearing to receive testimony on H.R. 3423, to amend title 38,United States Code, to enact into law eligibility of certain veterans and their dependents for burial in Arlington National Cemetery.
DATE/TIME/PLACE: December 13 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List|Hearing Record PDF (1.43 MB)

November 2001

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing to review the roles of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense in educating the Nation’s medical students and current health care professionals to diagnose and treat casualties of weapons of mass destruction
DATE/TIME/PLACE: November 14 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List|Hearing Record PDF (3.05 MB)

Full Committee
Hearing to receive the report of the VA Claims Processing Task Force (Cooper Report)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: November 6 (Tuesday), 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
Rescheduled from October 25
Witness List| Hearing Record PDF (5.76 MB)

October 2001

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on the General Accounting Office’s report: “Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Flexibility and Accountability Needed to Improve Service to Veterans”
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 30 (Tuesday), 9:00 a.m., 334 Cannon ROOM CHANGE
Witness List|Hearing Record PDF (4.24 MB)

Full Committee
Hearing to receive the report of the VA Claims Processing Task Force (Cooper Report)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 25 (Thursday), 10:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
To be rescheduled

Full Committee
Hearing on VA’s Ability to Respond to Department of Defense Contingencies and National Emergencies
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 15 (Monday), 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
Rescheduled from October 11, 2001
Witness List|Hearing Record PDF (4.58 MB)

Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 2716 and H.R. 2792
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 10 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon

Health Subcommittee
MARKUP of provisions of H.R. 2716, H.R. 936 and H.R. 2792
DATE/TIME/PLACE: October 4 (Thursday), 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon

September 2001

Full Committee
Hearing on H.R. 2716, the Homeless Veterans Assistance Act of 2001 and H.R. 936, the Heather French Henry Homeless Veterans Assistance Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 20 (Thursday), 1:30 p.m., 334 Cannon
News Page| Witness List| Hearing Record PDF (7.56 MB)

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing to review the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Care Collection Fund (MCCF)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 20 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List| Answers to Chairman Steve Buyer's Post Hearing Questions| Answers to Rep. Michael Bilirakis's Post Hearing Question| b

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Legislative presentation of The American Legion
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 11 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 2792, the Disabled Veterans Service Dogs and Health Care Improvement Act of 2001; H.R. 1435, the Veterans’ Emergency Telephone Service Act of 2001 and H.R. 1136, a bill to require Department of Veterans Affairs’ pharmacies to dispense medication to veterans for prescriptions written by private practitioners
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 6 (Thursday), 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
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Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Field Hearing on Quality of Care and Management Issues
DATE/TIME/PLACE: September 5 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., Indiana War Memorial Auditorium, 431 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Witness List| Answers to Post Hearing Questions

July 2001

Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 2540, Veterans Benefits Act of 2001
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 19 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
MARKUP of pending legislation
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 12 (Thursday), 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 862, to add Type 2 diabetes to the list of diseases presumed to be service connected for veterans exposed to certain herbicide agents;  H.R. 1406, the Gulf War Undiagnosed Illness Act of 2001;  H.R. 1435, the Veterans’ Emergency Telephone Service Act of 2001;  H.R. 1746, to establish a  single “1-800” telephone number for veterans’ benefits counseling;  H.R. 1929, the Native American Veterans Home Loan Act of 2001;  H.R. 2359, concerning National Service and U.S. Government Life Insurance programs and other matters; and H.R. 2361, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2001
DATE/TIME/PLACE: July 10 (Tuesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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June 2001

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on mental health, substance-use disorders and homelessness programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 20 (Wednesday), 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
MARKUP of H.R. 1291, the 21st Century Montgomery GI Bill Enhancement Act, including  education provisions from the original H.R. 801
DATE/TIME/PLACE: CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Benefits Subcommittee
Second hearing on H.R. 1291, the 21st Century Montgomery GI Bill Enhancement Act, and GAO's report: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Proposed Performance Measurement System Improved, But Further Changes Needed (GAO-01-580)
DATE/TIME/PLACE: June 7 (Thursday), 11:30 a.m., 334 Cannon
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May 2001

Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 1291, the 21st Century Montgomery GI Bill Enhancement Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: May 24 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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April 2001

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
Hearing on Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology program
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 4 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
Witness List| Answers to Post Hearing Questions

Health Subcommittee
Hearing on the state of the VA Health Care System
DATE/TIME/PLACE: April 3 (Tuesday), 2:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
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March 2001

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Hearing to receive the legislative priorities of the AMVETS, American Ex-Prisoners of War, Vietnam Veterans of America, The Retired Officers Association, National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 22 (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., 345 Cannon
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Full Committee
MARKUP of H.R. 801, the Veterans’ Opportunities Act of 2001 and H.R. 811, the Veterans’ Hospitals Emergency Repair Act
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 21 (Wednesday), 9:15 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Benefits Subcommittee
Hearing on H.R. 801, Veterans Opportunities Act of 2001, and implementation of veterans transitional housing assistance
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 15 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Hearing to receive the legislative priorities of the Disabled American Veterans
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 14 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 345 Cannon
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Full Committee
Hearing on the  Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities construction authorization bill
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 13 (Tuesday), 1:30 p.m., 334 Cannon
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Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Hearing to receive the legislative priorities of the Jewish War Veterans, Blinded Veterans Association, Non Commissioned Officers Association, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Paralyzed Veterans of America
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 8 (Thursday), 9:30 a.m., 345 Cannon
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Full Committee
Business meeting to approve the Committee’s recommendations to the House Budget Committee with regard to the FY 2002 Department of Veterans Affairs budget
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 7 (Wednesday), 12:45 a.m., 334 Cannon
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Full Committee
Hearing on the FY 2002 Department of Veterans Affairs budget
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 6 (Tuesday), 1:00 p.m., 334 Cannon
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Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Hearing to receive the legislative priorities of The Retired Enlisted Association, Gold Star Wives, Fleet Reserve Association, Air Force Sergeants Association
DATE/TIME/PLACE: March 1 (Thursday), 9:30 a.m., 345 Cannon
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February 2001

Full Committee Joint with Senate Veterans Affairs
Hearing to receive the legislative priorities of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
DATE/TIME/PLACE: February 28 (Wednesday), 10:00 a.m., 345 Cannon
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Full Committee
Business meeting to organize for the 107th Congress
DATE/TIME/PLACE: February 14 (Wednesday), 11:00 a.m., 334 Cannon
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