Fiscal Year 2016 Budget for Veterans' Programs and Fiscal Year 2017 Advance Appropriations Request

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Panel I

The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

      Accompanied by:

Dr. Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Interim Under Secretary for Health

The Honorable Allison A. Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits

Mr. Ronald E. Walters, Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs

The Honorable Helen Tierney, Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief

            Financial Officer

Mr. Stephen W. Warren, Executive in Charge for Information and Technology



Mr. Carl Blake, Associate Executive Director, Government Relations, Paralyzed Veterans of America

Ms. Joy J. Ilem, Deputy National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

Mr. Ray Kelley, Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Mr. Ian de Planque, Legislative Director, The American Legion

Mr. Rick Weidman, Executive Director, Vietnam Veterans of America


Member Statements


  • Ian de Planque

    Legislative Director
    The American Legion
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  • Mr. Raymond Kelley

    Director, National Legislative Service
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
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  • Ms. Joy J. Ilem

    National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans
    Download File (80.02 KB)
  • Rick Weidman

    Executive Director
    Vietnam Veterans of America
    Download File (93.96 KB)
  • Mr. Carl Blake

    Associate Executive Director, Government Relations
    Paralyzed Veterans of America
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  • Honorable Robert A. McDonald

    Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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