Hearing on Pending Legislation

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Time: 03:00 PM Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216

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Agenda

S. 89  Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID-19 Act of 2021
S. 189  Veterans’ Disability Compensation Automatic COLA Act of 2021
S. 219  Aid and Attendance Support Act of 2021
S. 437  Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act of 2021
S. 444  AUTO for Veterans Act
S. 454  K2 Veterans Care Act of 2021
S. 458   Veterans Claim Transparency Act of 2021
S. 565  Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act of 2021
S. 657  A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in the Armed Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam era, and for other purposes
S. 731  Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act of 2021
S. 810  Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2021
S. 894  Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021
S. 927  TEAM Act
S. 952  Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act of 2021
S. 976  Caring for Survivors Act of 2021
S. 1031  A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on disparities associated with race and ethnicity with respect to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes
S. 1039  A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve compensation for disabilities occurring in Persian Gulf War veterans, and for other purposes
S. 1071  VA AID Act of 2021
S. 1093  A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration, and for other purposes
S. 1095  Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021
S. 1096  Fry Scholarship Enhancement Act of 2021
S. 1188  SFC Heath Robinson Burn Pit Transparency Act

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WITNESS LIST

Ronald Burke, Deputy Under Secretary for Policy and Oversight, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied By:

Beth Murphy, Executive Director for Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits  Administration

Patricia R. Hastings, DO, MPH, FACEP, RN, Chief Consultant for Post Deployment Health  Services, Veterans Health Administration

Paul Brubaker, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Account Management, Office of  Information and Technology

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Shane Liermann, Deputy National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

Aleksandr Morosky, Government Affairs Specialist, Wounded Warrior Project

Patrick Murray, Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars

John Rowan, National President, Vietnam Veterans of America

Candace Wheeler, Director of Policy, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Witnesses

  1. Ronald Burke
    VBA
  2. Shane Liermann
    DAV
  3. Aleksandr Morosky
    WWP
  4. Patrick Murray
    VFW
  5. John Rowan
    VVA
  6. Candace Wheeler
    TAPS

Disability Access

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service should contact the committee clerk at (202) 224-9126 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.