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Mar 29, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) received testimony considering eight pieces of pending legislation: H.R. 4142, H.R. 4114, H.R. 2051, H.R. 2498, H.R. 2377, H.R. 2717, H.R. 4168, and H.R. 4213.

Mar 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) held a hearing to review the progress made by the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) in implementing the Integrated Disability Evaluation System, or IDES.

Mar 27, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs questioned VA officials regarding four major construction projects in Orlando, Florida, Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Colorado, and New Orleans, Louisiana, estimated to cost more than $3 billion, as well as to receive status updates on VA major medical facility leases, which collectively have start up cost

Mar 22, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today and yesterday, during joint hearings with members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees, the Committees heard testimony from numerous veterans’ organizations on their legislative priorities for 2012.

Mar 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity received testimony considering ten pieces of legislation; H.R. 3329, H.R. 3483, H.R. 3610, H.R. 3670, H.R. 3524, H.R. 4048, H.R. 4051, H.R. 4052, H.R 4057, and H.R. 4072.

Mar 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) held an oversight hearing to examine the current state of our National Cemeteries. Testifying before the subcommittee were representatives from all of the agencies who have jurisdiction over veterans cemeteries.

Mar 7, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, during a joint hearing, the members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees heard testimony from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on its 2012 legislative priorities.

Mar 7, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations (O&I) held an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) construction contracting practices.  The Subcommittee examined the proposed construction of the community based outpatient clinic in Savannah, Georgia as a case study of VA construction contracting practices nationwide

Feb 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, during a joint hearing, the members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees heard testimony from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on its 2012 legislative priorities with concerns over VA’s budget and the specter of sequestration at the top of the list.

Feb 27, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine the partnerships, or lack thereof, between VA and faith-based and community organizations entitled, “Building Bridges Between VA and Community Organizations to Support Veterans and Families.” The hearing focused on the need for greater community support of returning veterans, especially OIF/OEF veteran

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