Fiscal Year 2017 Budget for Veterans' Programs and Fiscal Year 2018 Advance Appropriations Request

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Russell Senate Office Building SR-418

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Panel I


The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:   

The Honorable David J. Shulkin M.D., Under Secretary for Health

Mr. Danny Pummill, Acting Under Secretary for Benefits

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

The Honorable LaVerne H. Council, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Ed Murray, Interim Secretary for Management and Interim Chief Financial Officer




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

Mr. Paul Varela, Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

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

Mr. Louis J. Celli, Jr.  National Director of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, The American Legion



  1. Honorable Robert A. McDonald
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. IB VSOs
    Joint Testimony
    PVA, DAV and VFW
  3. Mr. Lou Celli
    Director, National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division
    The American Legion

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