Pending Health Care Legislation

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Russell, SR-418

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S. 115              Veterans Transplant Coverage Act (Heller)

S. 426              Grow Our Own Directive:  Physician Assistant Employment and Education Act of 2017 (Tester, Moran, Brown)

S. 683              Keeping Our Commitment to Disabled Veterans Act of 2017 (Hirono)

S. 833              Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2017 (Tester, Blumenthal, Brown, Murray)

S. 946              Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act (Flake, Manchin, Tester, Tillis)

S. 1153            Veterans ACCESS Act (Baldwin, Moran)

S. 1261            Veterans Emergency Room Relief Act (Cassidy)

S. 1266            Enhancing Veteran Care Act

S. 1279            Veterans Health Administration Reform Act of 2017

S. 1325            Better Workforce for Veterans Act (Tester/Moran)

S. ____            Discussion Draft, The Veterans Choice Act of 2017 (Isakson)

S. ____            Discussion Draft, Improving Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2017

S. ____            The Department of Veterans Affairs Quality Employment Act of 2017




Panel I


Baligh R. Yehia, M.D., Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care, Veterans Health Administration

Accompanied by:

Dr. Tom Lynch, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health Clinical Operations, VHA

Brad Flohr, Senior Advisor for Compensation Services, Veterans Benefits Administration

Carin Otero, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Policy and Planning, Human Resources and Administration




Louis Celli, Director, National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division, The American Legion

Amy Webb, National Legislative Policy Advisor, AMVETS

Adrian Atizado, Deputy National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

Gabriel Stultz, Legislative Counsel, Paralyzed Veterans of America



Member Statements

  1. Senator Tammy Baldwin ( D - WI)
  2. Senator Jeff Flake ( R - AZ)
  3. Senator James M. Inhofe ( R - OK)
  4. Senator Luther Strange ( R - AL)
  5. Senator Mike Crapo ( R - ID)


  1. Baligh Yehia, MD
    Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care
    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Mr. Lou Celli
    Director, National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division
    The American Legion
  3. Ms. Amy Webb
    National Legislative Policy Advisor
  4. Mr. Adrian Atizado
    Deputy National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans
  5. Mr. Gabriel Stultz
    Legislative Counsel
    Paralyzed Veterans of America

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