POSTPONED: Pending Legislation - POSTPONED

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Time: TBD Location: Russell, SR-418 Status: POSTPONED

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S. 242               Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now (WINGMAN) Act (Cassidy, Boozman, Brown, Rounds, Sullivan, Tillis)

S. 624               A bill to allow servicemembers to terminate their cable, satellite television, and Internet access service contracts while deployed (Cantwell)

S. 1072             Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017 (Burr, Blumenthal, Hirono, Manchin, Tester)

S. 2038             Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act of 2017 (Moran, Blumenthal, Brown, Tester)

S. 2097             State Veterans Home Program Improvement Act of 2017 (Tester, Heller)

S. 2105             A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in the Armed Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam era (Boozman, Heller)

S. 2107             Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act (Heller, Manchin, Cassidy)

S. 2131             VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act (Murray, Tester)

S. 2247             A bill to provide for a consistent eligibility date for provision of Department of Veterans Affairs memorial headstones and markers for eligible spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are unavailable (Heller, Tester)

S. 2248             A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain burial benefits for spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries (Tester, Heller)

S. 2294             Securing Electronic Records for Veterans’ Ease Act of 2017 (Blumenthal)

S. 2304             Protecting Veterans from Predatory Lending Act of 2018 (Tillis, Heller, Manchin, Sullivan, Tester)

S. 2341             Veteran Debt Fairness Act of 2018 (Tester, Blumenthal, Boozman, Brown)

S. 2357             Accountability in Department of Veterans Affairs Scheduling and Consult Management Act (Tester, Blumenthal, Manchin, Murray)

S. ____             A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish organ transplant care to veterans at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities (Cassidy)

S. ____             A bill to provide additional protections for our veterans (Grassley)

S. ____             A bill to provide outer burial receptacles for remains buried in National Parks (Isakson)

S. ____             Department of Veterans Affairs Senior Executive Accountability Act of 2017 (Tillis)




Panel I


Beth Murphy, Director, Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits Administration

Accompanied by:

Dr. Teresa Boyd, DO, Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations, Veterans Health Administration

Dr. Thomas P. O’Toole, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations, Veterans Health Administration

Matthew Sullivan, Deputy Under Secretary for Finance and Planning and Chief Financial Officer, National Cemetery Administration


Panel II


Roscoe Butler, Deputy Director, National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division, The American Legion

Amy Webb, National Legislative Policy Advisor, AMVETS

Carlos Fuentes, Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Rick Weidman, Executive Director for Policy and Government Affairs, Vietnam Veterans of America



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