Pending Health Care and Benefits Legislation

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Russell Senate Office Building 418

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S. 469 (Murray), Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

S. 901 (Moran/Blumenthal), Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

S. 1082 (Rubio), Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015

S. 1085 (Murray), Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2015

S. 1117 (Johnson), Ensuring Veteran Safety Through Accountability Act of 2015

H.R. 91 Veteran’s I.D. Card Act

Discussion Draft, including provisions derived from S. 1021 (Durbin), S. 1358 (Murkowski/Sullivan)

S. ____ (Baldwin), Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act

S. ____ (Cassidy), Biological Implant Tracking and Veteran Safety Act


Panel I

Dr. Rajiv Jain, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration

Accompanied by:

Cathy Mitrano, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Resolution Management, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Veterans Affairs

Jennifer Gray, Staff Attorney, Office of General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs


Panel II

Ian de Planque, Legislative Director, The American Legion

Pete Hegseth, CEO, Concerned Veterans of America

Adrian Atizado, Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

Carl Blake, Associate Executive Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

Max Stier, President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

John Rowan, National President, Vietnam Veterans of America


Member Statements

  1. Senator Patty Murray ( D - WA)
  2. Senator Marco Rubio ( R - FL)


  1. Dr. Rajiv Jain
    Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services
    Veterans Health Administration
  2. Ian de Planque
    Legislative Director
    The American Legion
  3. Pete Hegseth
    Concerned Veterans of America
  4. Adrian Atizado
    Assistant National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans
  5. Carl Blake
    Associate Executive Director
    Paralyzed Veterans of America
  6. Max Stier
    President and CEO
    Partnership for Public Service
  7. Mr. John Rowan
    National President
    Vietnam Veterans of America

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