DAMA Subcommittee Oversight Hearing: Preparing for Blue Water Claims - VA Status Update on Implementation

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Date: 10.30.19

Location: House Visitors Center 210

Presiding: Rep Luria

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Preparing for Blue Water Claims - VA Status Update on Implementation.” This hearing will examine the implementation of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (“Blue Water Act.”)  

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Panel 1


Mr. Willie Clark

Deputy Under Secretary for Field Operations

Veterans Benefits Administration


Accompanied by:


Ms. Beth Murphy

Executive Director, Compensation Service

Veterans Benefits Administration


Panel 2


Mr. Shane L. Liermann

Deputy National Legislative Director for Benefits

Disabled American Veterans


Ms. Diane Rauber

Executive Director

National Organization of Veterans' Advocates


Mr. Rick Weidman

Executive Director, Policy and Government Affairs

Vietnam Veterans of America


Mr. Ryan Gallucci

Director National Veterans Service

Veterans of Foreign Wars