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

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 Time: 09:30 AM Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building

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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

  1. Senator Patty Murray ( D - WA)


  1. Honorable Robert A. McDonald
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Mr. Carl Blake
    Associate Executive Director, Government Relations
    Paralyzed Veterans of America
  3. Ms. Joy J. Ilem
    National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans
  4. Mr. Raymond Kelley
    Director, National Legislative Service
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
  5. Ian de Planque
    Legislative Director
    The American Legion
  6. Rick Weidman
    Executive Director
    Vietnam Veterans of America

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