Subcommittee on Health Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee on Health

Date: 07.14.21

Location: Fully Virtual

Presiding: Chair Julia Brownley

On 7/14, the Health Subcommittee will have a legislative hearing entitled “Legislative Hearing on: H.R. 913, Build a Better VA Act; H.R. 2587, SERVE Act; H.R. 2775, VA Quality Health Care Accountability and Transparency Act; H.R. 2797, National Green Alert Act of 2021; H.R. 3027, Veterans Improved Access to Care Act of 2021; H.R. 3452, Veterans Preventative Health Coverage Fairness Act; H.R. 3674, Vet Center Support Act; H.R. 3693, VA CPE Modernization Act; H.R. 4233, Student Veterans Counseling Centers Eligibility Act; VA Infrastructure Powers Exceptional Research Act or “VIPER Act” (discussion draft); legislation to clarify and improve the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers (discussion draft); legislation to require an independent assessment of health care delivery systems and management processes of the Department of Veterans Affairs be conducted once every 10 years (discussion draft).”

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

Witness List

Panel 1 

The Honorable Mark Takano 

U.S. House of Representatives 

41st District; California 


The Honorable Chris Pappas 

U.S. House of Representatives 

 1st District; New Hampshire 


The Honorable Conor Lamb 

U.S. House of Representatives 

 17th District; Pennsylvania 


The Honorable Jason Crow 

U.S. House of Representatives 

 6th District; Colorado 


The Honorable Lauren Underwood  

U.S. House of Representatives 

14th District; Illinois  


The Honorable Greg Murphy 

U.S. House of Representatives 

3rd District; North Carolina 



Panel 2 

Mr. David Perry 

Chief OfficerWorkforce Management and Consulting 

Veterans Health Administration 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 


Accompanied by: 

Mr. Mike Fisher, MSW 

Chief OfficerReadjustment Counseling Service 

Veterans Health Administration 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 



Panel 3 

Mr. Marquis Barefield 

Assistant National Legislative Director 

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 


MrAndy Blevins 

Operations & Policy Director 

Minority Veterans of America (MVA) 


Ms. Tammy Barlet 

Deputy Director, National Legislative Service 
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 



Statements for the Record 

The Honorable Ruben Gallego 

U.S. House of Representatives 

7th District, Arizona 


The Honorable Dean Phillips 

U.S. House of Representatives 

3rd District, Minnesota 


The Independence Fund 


Wounded Warrior Project 


Student Veterans of America 


Paralyzed Veterans of America 


American Federation of Government Employees 


Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs