Examining the Impact of Exposure to Toxic Chemicals on Veterans and the VA’s Response

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Russell Senate Office Building SR-418

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Agenda

WITNESS LIST

 Panel I

 

David R. McLenachen, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Disability Assistance, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Ralph Erickson, M.D., Director, Pre-9/11 Era, Post Deployment Health, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Panel II

 

Kenneth S. Ramos, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Precision Health Sciences, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona and Chair, Institute of Medicine Committee on Veterans and Agent Orange, Update 2014, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Accompanied by:

Roberta Wedge, M.S., Senior Program Officer, Institute of Medicine, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

John Wells, Commander U.S. Navy (Ret.), Executive Director, Military-Veterans Advocacy Inc.

John Rowan, National President, Vietnam Veterans of America

Jerome Ensminger, Master Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)

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Member Statements

  1. Senator Richard Burr ( R - NC)

Witnesses

  1. Mr. David R. McLenachen
    Deputy Under Secretary for Disability Assistance
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Kenneth S. Ramos, M.D., Ph.D.
    Institute of Medicine
  3. Commander John Wells (USN, Ret.)
    Executive Director
    Military-Veterans Advocacy, Inc.
  4. John Rowan
    National President
    Vietnam Veterans of America
  5. Master Sergeant Jerome Ensminger (USMC, Ret.)

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