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Opening Statement of Hon. Ginny Brown-Waite, a Representative in Congress from the State of Florida

Thank you Mr. Chairman. 

I want to thank you for testifying before this Committee today.

The Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission was established by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2004, to consider the appropriateness of benefits and services administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.  Through its hard work, the Commission has compiled 113 recommendations to improve care for veterans across the nation. 

This is the second Commission report that this Committee has received on ways to improve the benefits and services provided to veterans.  I eagerly await your testimony on the Commission’s findings and look forward to working with you to improve the lives of veterans across the country. 

Once again, I welcome you to the hearing and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the issue before us today.