Hearing to Consider Pending Legislation

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1. S. 449 (Stabenow) Veterans Patient Advocacy Act

2. S. 495 (Tester) Expanding Veterans’ Options for Long Term Care Act

3. S. 853 (Rosen) VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act of 2023

4. S. 928 (Tester) Not Just a Number Act

5. S. 1037 (Moran) Department of Veterans Affairs EHRM Standardization and Accountability Act

6. S. 1040 (Durbin) A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit smoking on the premises of any facility of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes.

7. S. 1125 (Tester) EHR Program RESET Act of 2023

8. S. 1172 (Sinema) Removing Extraneous Loopholes Insuring Every Veteran Emergency (RELIEVE) Act

9. S. 1315 (Moran) Veterans' Health Empowerment, Access, Leadership, and Transparency for our Heroes (HEALTH) Act of 2023

10. S. 1436 (Tester) Critical Health Access Resource and Grant Extensions (CHARGE) Act of 2023

11. S. 1545 (Blackburn) Veterans Health Care Freedom Act

12. S. 1612 (King) Reimburse Veterans for Domiciliary Care Act

13. S. 1828 (Rubio) Veterans Homecare Choice Act of 2023

14. S. 1951 (Sanders) Department of Veterans Affairs Income Eligibility Standardization Act

15. S. 1954 (Sanders) Improving Whole Health for Veterans with Chronic Conditions Act

16. S. 2067 (Tillis) A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to nonprofit organizations to assist such organizations in carrying out programs to provide service dogs to eligible veterans, and for other purposes.

17. S. ____ (Tester) Making Community Care Work for Veterans Act of 2023

18. S. ____ (Sullivan) Leveraging Integrated Networks in Communities for Veterans Act

19. S. ____ (Sullivan) Rural Vital Emergency Transportation Services (VETS) Act


                                             WITNESS LIST

                                                 Panel One

Miguel LaPuz, MD, Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Integrated Veteran Care, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

     Accompanied by:

         Matthew Miller, PhD, Director, Suicide Prevention Program, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

         Cynthia Gantt, PhD, Deputy Director of the Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation within Patient Care Services

         Leslie Sofocleous, PhD, Executive Director, EHRM-Integration Office

                                               Panel Two

Jon Retzer, Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

Meggan Thomas, Associate Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Jim Lorraine, President and CEO, America’s Warrior Partnership


  • Miguel LaPuz, MD

    Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Integrated Veteran Care, Veterans Health Administration
    Department of Veterans Affairs
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  • Jon Retzer

    Assistant National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans
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  • Meggan Thomas

    Associate Director, National Legislative Service
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
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  • Jim Lorraine

    President and CEO
    America’s Warrior Partnership
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