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Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Hearing on Pending Legislation

Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 
1334 Longworth House Office Building
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold a hearing on HR 95, HR 444, HR 1718, a discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements to the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs with respect to flight training programs and certain other programs of education, and for other purposes,”, a discussion draft” Justice for Servicemembers Act,” a discussion draft “To amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for the HUD-VASH program, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding homeless veterans, and for other purposes,” a discussion draft “Homes for Our Heroes Act of 2019,” a discussion draft “Veteran Employment and Child Care Access Act,” a discussion draft “BRAVE Act,” a discussion draft “To clarify seasoning requirements for certain refinanced mortgage loans, and for other purposes,” a discussion draft “Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act,” a discussion draft “VET OPP Act,” a discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to adjust certain limits on the guaranteed amount of a home loan under the home loan program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes,” a discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements to the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program of the Department of Veterans Affairs,” a discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship to children and spouses of certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who die from service-connected disabilities, and for other purposes,” a discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of veterans to receive in-state tuition using educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.”
The subcommittee will meet at 10:00 a.m. in room 1334 of the Longworth House Office Building.
 

Watch the meeting here

Meeting documents can be found here

 

 

WITNESS LIST

 

Panel 1

Ms. Margarita Devlin

Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits Veterans Benefits Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Ms. Ashlynne Haycock

Senior Coordinator

Education Support Services

 Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

 

Mr. Patrick Murray

Deputy Director

National Legislative Service

The Veterans of Foreign Wars

 

Mr. John Kamin

Credentialing and Education Policy Associate National Veterans Employment and Education Division The American Legion

 

Ms. Rebecca Burgess

Program Manager

Citizenship Project

American Enterprise Institute