Hearing to Consider Pending Legislation

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Time: 03:00 PM Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building

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Agenda

1. S. 1342 (Hassan), National Green Alert Act of 2021
2. S. 1779 (Duckworth), Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act
3. S. 1937 (Booker), DOULA for VA Act of 2021
4. S. 1944 (Reed/Tester), Vet Center Improvement Act of 2021
5. S. 2283 (Tester/Moran), REACH for Veterans Act
6. S. 2386 (Blumenthal), Veteran Peer Specialist Act of 2021
7. S. 2526 (Sullivan), A bill to authorize the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements for the planning, design, and construction of facilities to be operated as shared medical facilities, and for other purposes
8. S. 2533 (Tester/Boozman/Hirono), MAMMO for Veterans Act
9. S. 2624 (Tester/Moran), FY2022 Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Authorization Act
10. S. 2720 (Moran/Tester), Veterans’ Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act
11. S. 2787 (Cassidy/Sinema), A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
12. S. 2852 (Sinema/Blackburn), Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act
13. S. 2924 (Hassan/Cramer), Vet Center Outreach Act of 2021
14. S. XXXX (Tester), Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2021
15. S. XXXX (Warnock), A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish new requirements for State homes for veterans that receive per diem from the Secretary
of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
16. S. XXXX (Sanders), Veterans Dental Care Eligibility Expansion and Enhancement Act
17. S. XXXX (Sanders), Veterans State Eligibility Standardization Act
18. S. XXXX (Lankford), A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reorganize the Chaplain Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes

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                                                         WITNESS LIST

                                                           PANEL ONE

Elizabeth Brill, MD, Deputy Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Services and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

    Accompanied by:

       David Carroll, MD, Executive Director, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Veterans Health Administration

       Lawrencia Pierce, JD, Assistant Director, Office of Outreach, Transition, and Economic Development, Veterans Benefits Administration

                                                         

                                                           PANEL TWO               


Marquis Barefield, Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans


Thomas Porter, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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Witnesses

  1. Elizabeth Brill, MD
    Deputy Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Services and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Marquis Barefield
    Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans
  3. Thomas Porter
    Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Disability Access

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