Subcommittee on Health Legislative Hearing

Subcommittee on Health

Date: 06.22.22

Location: HVC 210 Hybrid

Presiding: Chair Julia Brownley

On June 22, the Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing on:

  • H.R. 291, the COST SAVINGS Enhancement Act;
  • H.R. 345, the Reproductive Health Information for Veterans Act;
  • H.R. 1216, the Modernizing Veterans’ Health Care Eligibility Act;
  • H.R. 1957, the Veterans Infertility Treatment Act of 2021;
  • H.R. 6273, the VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act of 2021;
  • H.R. 7589, the REMOVE Copays Act


Witness List

Panel I

The Honorable Mark Takano 

U.S. House of Representatives 

41st District, California 


The Honorable Mike Bost 

U.S. House of Representatives 

12th District, Illinois 


Panel II

Dr. Matt Miller 

Executive Director, Suicide Prevention 

Veterans Health Administration 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

Accompanied by:  

Dr. Amanda Johnson, MD, FACOG 

Director, Women’s Reproductive Health 

Office of Women’s Health 

Veterans Health Administration 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 


Mr. Garth Miller 

Executive Director, Member Services 

Health Eligibility Center 

Veterans Health Administration 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 


Panel III

Ms. Joy Ilem 

National Legislative Director 

Disabled American Veterans 


Ms. Julie Howell 

Associate Legislative Director 

Paralyzed Veterans of America 


Ms. Tammy Barlett 

Deputy Director 

Veterans of Foreign Wars 


Lindsay Church (they/them) 

Executive Director 

Minority Veterans of America 


Ms. Barb Collura 


RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association 


Statements for the Record 

The Honorable Susie Lee 

U.S. House of Representatives 

3rd District, Nevada 


Shady Grove 

Zero Suicide Institute 

American Society for Reproductive Medicine 

Association of VA Psychologists Leaders