Pending Benefits Legislation

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Time: 03:00 PM Location: Russell Senate Office Building SR-418

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Agenda

Panel I


David R. McLenachen, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Disability Assistance, Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

       Renée Szybala, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs

Anthony Kurta, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Personnel Policy, Department of Defense

Teresa W. Gerton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor

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Panel II

Alphonso Maldon, Jr., Chairman, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Accompanied by:

Michael R. Higgins, Commissioner, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Jeffrey E. Phillips, Executive Director, Reserve Officers Association

Aleks Morosky, Deputy Legislative Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars

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S. 270 (Shaheen/Blumenthal/Brown/Hirono), Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2015

S. 602 (Wyden/Boozman), GI Bill Fairness Act of 2015   

S. 627 (Ayotte/Moran), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to revoke bonuses paid to employees involved in electronic wait list manipulations, and for other purposes

S. 681 (Gillibrand/Tester/Moran), Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015

S. 1203 (Heller/Casey), 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act

S. _____ (Isakson), Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living-Adjustment Act of 2015

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Legislative Proposals - Regarding Commission Recommendations 11 and 12 (sections 1101-1204)

Department of Defense Legislative Proposals - Regarding Education Benefits, Transition Assistance Program, and Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (sections 514, 522, 542, 545, and 1041)

Discussion Draft including provisions derived from S. 151 (Heller/Hirono), S. 241 (Tester/Moran), S. 296 (Heller/Manchin), S. 666 (Franken), S. 695 (Toomey), S. 743 (Boozman), S. 865 (Tester)

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Witnesses

  1. Mr. David R. McLenachen
    Deputy Under Secretary for Disability Assistance
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Anthony Kurta
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Personnel Policy
    Department of Defense
  3. Teresa W. Gerton
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Veterans' Employment and Training Service
    Department of Labor
  4. Alphonso Maldon, Jr.
    Chairman
    Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission
  5. Jeffrey E. Phillips
    Executive Director
    Reserve Officers Association
  6. Aleks Morosky
    Deputy Legislative Director, National Legislative Service
    Veterans of Foreign Wars

Disability Access

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