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Legislative Hearing

Date: 0 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 10:00
Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Subcommittees: Full Committee

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The following bills will be considered:

  • Draft legislation related to the Veterans Choice Program
  • Draft legislation to modify VA’s authority to enter into agreements with State homes to provide nursing home care to veterans, to direct the Secretary to carry out a program to increase the number of graduate medical education residency positions, and for other purposes
  • Draft legislation, to direct VA to conduct a study of the Veterans Crisis Line
  • Draft legislation, to direct VA to furnish mental health care to veterans at community or non-profit mental health providers participating in the Veterans Choice Program
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA’s) legislative proposal, the Veteran Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act
  • H.R. 1133: Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2123: VETS Act of 2017
  • H.R. 2601: VICTOR Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3642: Military SAVE Act

Witness List

The Honorable Jim Banks

U.S. House of Representatives

3rd District; Indiana


The Honorable Mike Gallagher

U.S. House of Representatives

8th District; Wisconsin


The Honorable John R. Carter

U.S. House of Representatives

31st District; Texas


The Honorable Glenn Thompson

U.S. House of Representatives

5th District; Pennsylvania


The Honorable Neal P. Dunn

U.S. House of Representatives

2nd District; Florida


The Honorable Andy Barr

U.S. House of Representatives

6th District; Kentucky

The Honorable David J. Shulkin, M.D.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Accompanied by:


Carolyn Clancy M.D

Executive in Charge

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Laurie Zephyrin M.D., MPH, MBA

Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Adrian M. Atizado

Deputy National Legislative Director

Disabled American Veterans


Roscoe G. Butler

Deputy Director for Health Care, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division

The American Legion


Kayda Keleher

Associate Director, National Legislative Service

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States


Statements for the Record

American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO

American Health Care Association

American Medical Association


Concerned Veterans of America

Fleet Reserve Association

Got Your 6

Health IT Now

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Military Officers Association of America

Military Order of the Purple Heart

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Guard Association of the United States

Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs/Association of VA Psychologist Leaders/Association of VA Social Workers/Veterans Healthcare Action Campaign

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Reserve Officers Association

University of Pittsburgh

Vietnam Veterans of America

Wounded Warrior Project

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United States Military

  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Marines
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • National Guard
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