Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hearing
Subject: Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee full committee hearing on S.3340, the "Mental Health Access to Continued Care and Enhancement of Support Services Act of 2012"; S.3336, to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to authorize the Veterans Affairs (VA) secretary to carry out a major medical facility project lease for a Veterans Affairs Department outpatient clinic at Ewa Plain, Oahu, Hawaii; S.3324, to authorize the VA secretary to award grants to nonprofit organizations for the construction of facilities for temporary lodging in connection with the examination, treatment, or care of a veteran under laws administered by the VA secretary; S.3316, to require the Labor secretary to carry out a pilot program on providing veterans with access at One-Stop Centers to Internet websites to facilitate online job searches; S.3313, the "Women Veterans Health and Other Care Improvement Act of 2012"; S.3309, the "Homeless Veterans Assistance Improvement Act of 2012"; S.3308, to amenda title 38, U.S. Code, to improve the furnishing of benefits for homeless veterans who are women or who have dependents; S.3282, to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to to reauthorize the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education; S.3270, to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to require the VA Secretary to consider the resources of individuals applying for pension that were recently disposed of by the individuals for less than fair market value when determining the eligibility of such individuals for such pension; S.3238, to designate the VA community based outpatient clinic in Mansfield, Ohio, as the "David F. Winder Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic"; S.3206, to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to extend the authorization of appropriations for the VA secretary to pay a monthly assistance allowance to disabled veterans training or competing for the Paralympic Team and the authorization of appropriations for the VA secretary to provide assistance to United States Paralympics, Inc.; S.3202, the "Dignified Burial of Veterans Act of 2012"; S.3052, to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to require the VA secretary to provide veterans, when such veterans electronically file claims for benefits under laws administered by the secretary, with notice that relevant services may be available to the veterans from veterans service organizations; S.3049, to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the laws administered by the VA secretary; S.2320, the "Remembering America's Forgotten Veterans Cemetery Act of 2012"; S.2259, the "Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012"; S.2244, the "Veterans Missing in America Act of 2012"; S.2045, to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to require judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to reside within fifty miles of the District of Columbia; S.1849, the "Rural Veterans Health Care Improvement Act"; S.1838, to require the VA secretary to carry out a pilot program on service dog training therapy; S.1806, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate overpayments of tax as contributions to the homeless veterans assistance fund; S.1799, the "Access to Appropriate Immunizations for Veterans Act of 2011"; S.1755, to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the VA of certain disabled veterans for travel for certain special disabilities rehabilitation; S.1707, the "Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act"; S.1705, to designate the VA Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., as the "Mann-Grandstaff Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"; S.1631, to authorize the establishment in the VA of a center for technical assistance for non-VA health care providers who furnish care to veterans in rural areas; S.1391, bill to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the VA secretary for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma; and S.1264, the "Veteran Voting Support Act of 2011."
Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Participants: Deputy VA Undersecretary for Health for Policy and Services Madhulika Agarwal in the Veterans Health Administration; Thomas Murphy, director of the Veterans Benefits Administration's Compensation Service; Deputy VA Undersecretary for Health for Operations and Management William Schoenhard in the Veterans Health Administration; Jane Clare Joyner, deputy assistant VA general counsel; Richard Hipolit, assistant VA general counsel; Joy Ilem, deputy national legislative director of Disabled American Veterans; Tracy Keil, caregiver and spouse of Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran; Mark Thomas Edney, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and a member of the American Urological Association's Legislative Affairs Committee; Heather Ansley, vice president of veterans policy for VetsFirst, testify
Contact: 202-224-9126 http://veterans.senate.gov