If you are having trouble viewing this hearing, please try the following steps:
- Clear your browser's cache - Guide to clearing browser cache
- Close and re-open your browser
- If the above two steps do not help, please try another browser. Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge have the highest level of compatibility with our player.
Sloan D. Gibson, Deputy Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
Laura Eskenazi, Executive in Charge and Vice Chairman, Board of Veterans’ Appeals
David McLenachen, Deputy Under Secretary for Disability Assistance, Veterans Benefits Administration
Baligh Yehia, M.D., Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care, Veterans Health Administration
Michael H. Michaud, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and Training, Department of Labor
Patricia Shiu, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program
Carlos Fuentes, Senior Legislative Associate, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Lou Celli, National Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, The American Legion
Adrian Atizado, Deputy National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans
Carl Blake, Associate Executive Director, Government Relations, Paralyzed Veterans of America
Diane Boyd Rauber, Executive Director, National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates
Jerome Ensminger, Master Sergeant (Ret.), United States Marine Corps
S. 2919 (Toomey), State Outreach for Local Veterans Employment (SOLVE) Act of 2016, a bill to provide greater flexibility to States in carrying out the Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program and employing local veterans’ employment representatives.
S. 2896 (McCain/Tillis), Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2016, a bill to eliminate the sunset date for the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expand eligibility for such program, and to extend certain operating hours for pharmacies and medical facilities of the Department.
S. 2888 (Burr/Tillis), Janey Ensminger Act of 2016, a bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s review and publication of illness and conditions relating to veterans stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and their family members.
S. 2883 (Brown/Murray/Sanders), Appropriate Care for Disabled Veterans Act of 2016, a bill to extend the requirement of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit a report on the capacity of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide for the specialized treatment and rehabilitative needs of disabled veterans.
S. 2679 (Klobuchar/Tillis/Rounds), Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act, a bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
S. 2520 (Klobuchar/Tillis), Newborn Care Improvement Act, a bill to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.
S. 2487 (Boxer/Blumenthal/Brown/Hirono/Tester/Tillis), Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act, a bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to identify mental health care and suicide prevention programs and metrics that are effective in treating women veterans as part of the evaluation of such programs by the Secretary.
S. 2049 (Brown), a bill to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a continuing medical education program for non-Department medical professionals who treat veterans and family members of veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans.
S. ____ (Blumenthal), a bill to reform the rights and processes relating to appeals of decisions regarding claims for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S. ____ (Moran), Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016, a bill to make certain improvements in the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S. ____ (Moran), a bill to expand eligibility for hospital care and medical services under section 101 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include veterans in receipt of health services under the pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs for rural veterans.
Discussion draft, including provisions from the Construction Reform Act of 2016, a bill to make certain improvements in the administration of Department medical facility construction projects.
Discussion draft, including Department of Veterans Affairs proposal to modify requirements under which the Department is required to provide compensation and pension examinations to veterans seeking disability benefits.
Mr. Jerome EnsmingerMaster Sergeant (Ret.)United States Marine Corps
Mr. Adrian AtizadoDeputy National Legislative DirectorDisabled American Veterans
Mr. Carl BlakeAssociate Executive Director, Government RelationsParalyzed Veterans of America
Mr. Carlos FuentesNational Legislative DirectorVeterans of Foreign Wars
Honorable Sloan D. GibsonDeputy SecretaryDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Mr. Lou CelliDirector, National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation DivisionThe American Legion
Honorable Michael H. MichaudAssistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and TrainingDepartment of Labor
Ms. Diane Boyd RauberExecutive DirectorNational Organization of Veterans' Advocates