Hearing on Pending Legislation

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Time: 03:00 PM Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-418

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Agenda

S.372  Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act           

S.539  A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the use of video cameras for patient safety and law enforcement at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  

S.544  A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate one week each year as "Buddy Check Week" for the purpose of outreach and education concerning peer wellness checks for veterans, and for other purposes.

S.612  Improving Housing Outcomes for Veterans Act of 2021           

S.613  PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

S.727  CHAMPVA Children's Care Protection Act of 2021 

S.796  Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021

S.887  VA Supply Chain Resiliency Act

S.951  PAWS Act of 2021   

S.1040  A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include veterans of World War II.     

S.1198  Solid Start Act of 2021

S.1220  United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2021

S.1280  Veteran Families Health Services Act of 2021       

S.1319  VA Quality Health Care Accountability and Transparency Act

S.1467  VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2021  

S.1863  Guaranteeing Healthcare Access to Personnel Who Served Act

S.1875  Veterans’ Emergency Care Claims Parity Act

S.1965  Planning for Aging Veterans Act  

S.2041  Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act

S.2102  Supporting Expanded Review for Veterans in Combat Environments

(SERVICE) Act

S.2172  Building Solutions for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Act of 2021

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                                                                                     WITNESS LIST

 

                                                                                       PANEL ONE

Mark Upton, MD, Acting Assistant Under Secretary of Health for Community Care, Veterans 

Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

       

      Accompanied by:

     

      Gerard Cox, MD, Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Quality & Patient Safety

      Clifford Smith, MD, Deputy Director, Office of Mental Health Operations

      Theresa Gleason, PhD, Director, Clinical Science Research & Development Service

                                                                    

                                                                                       PANEL TWO

Joy Ilem, National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

Kathryn Monet, Chief Executive Officer, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Mario A. Marquez, Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division, The American Legion

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Witnesses

  1. Mark Upton, MD
    Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Health for Community Care, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Joy Ilem
    National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans
  3. Kathryn Monet
    Chief Executive Officer, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
  4. Mario A. Marquez
    Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division, The American Legion

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