Subcommittee on Health Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee on Health

Date: 03.16.22

Location: House Visitors Center Room 210 Hybrid

Presiding: Chairwoman Julia Brownley

Legislative Hearing on: H.R. 4993, the Veterans Emergency Care Reimbursement Act of 2021; H.R. 5738, the Lactation Spaces for Veteran Moms Act; H.R. 5754, the Patient Advocate Tracker Act; H.R. 5819, the Autonomy for Disabled Veterans Act; H.R. 5941, the Fairness for Rural Veterans Act of 2021; H.R. 6647, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements relating to the eligibility of veterans to receive reimbursement for emergency treatment furnished through the Veterans Community Care program, and for other purposes; H.R. 6823, the Elizabeth Dole Home and Community Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act of 2022; Discussion Draft, Long-term Care Veterans Choice Act


This meeting will be livestreamed on Youtube and Facebook and you can find all hearing documents on the Committee Repository Here.


Witness List

Panel I 


The Honorable Debbie Dingell 

U.S. House of Representatives 

12th District; Michigan  


The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers 

U.S. House of Representatives 

5th District; Washington 


The Honorable Lisa McClain 

U.S. House of Representatives 

10th District; Michigan 


The Honorable Tom O’Halleran 

U.S. House of Representatives 

1st District; Arizona 


The Honorable Clay Higgins 

U.S. House of Representatives 

3rd District; Louisiana 


Panel II 


Dr. Julianne Flynn 

Acting Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Community Care 

Veterans Health Administration 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 


Accompanied by:  

Dr. Scotte Hartronft 

Executive Director, Office of Geriatrics & Extended Care 

Veterans Health Administration 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 



Panel III 


Mr. Anthony Lewis 

Associate National Legislative Director 

Disabled American Veterans 


Mr. Steve Schwab 

Chief Executive Officer 

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation 


Mr. Roscoe Butler 

Associate Legislative Director 

Paralyzed Veterans of America 



Statements for the Record 


The Honorable Al Lawson, Jr. 

U.S. House of Representatives 

5th District; Florida 


The Honorable Elaine Luria 

U.S. House of Representatives 

2nd District; Virginia 


National PACE Association  

National Veterans Legal Services Program 

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)