Opening Statement of Hon. Michael H. Michaud, Chairman, Subcommittee on Health, and a Representative in Congress from the State of Maine
I would like to thank everyone for coming today.
Today’s legislative hearing is an opportunity for Members of Congress, veterans, the VA and other interested parties to discuss recently-introduced legislation within the Subcommittee’s jurisdiction in a clear and orderly process.
I do not necessarily agree or disagree with the bills before us today, but I believe that this is an important process that will encourage frank discussions and new ideas.
We have eight bills before us today.
I look forward to hearing the views of our witnesses on these bills before us.
I also look forward to working with everyone here to improve the quality of care available to our veterans.