Pending Legislation

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Russell Senate Office Building SR-418

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S. 123              Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act

S. 221              Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act  

S. 318              VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act

S. 450              Veterans Improved Access and Care Act of 2019

S. 514              Deborah Sampson Act

S. 524              Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019

S. 711              Care and Readiness Enhancement for Reservists Act of 2019

S. 746              Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act of 2019

S. 785              Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care

                        Improvement Act of 2019

S. 805              Veteran Debt Fairness Act of 2019

S. 850              Highly Rural Veteran Transportation Program Extension Act

S. 857              A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of

                        special pension for Medal of Honor recipients, and for other purposes.

S. 980              Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2019

S. 1101             Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans Act of 2019

S. 1154             Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Advisory

                        Committee Act

S.___               Janey Ensminger Act of 2019

S.___               A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the

                        authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue to pay

                        educational assistance or subsistence allowances to eligible persons when

                        educational institutions are temporarily closed, and for other purposes.



Panel I

Dr. Teresa Boyd, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration

     Accompanied by:

     Dr. David Carroll, Executive Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Veterans Health Administration

     Ms. Beth Murphy, Executive Director, Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits Administration

Panel II


Ms. Melissa Bryant, Chief Policy Officer, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Mr. Michael C. Richardson, Vice President of Independence Services and Mental Health, Wounded Warrior Project

Mr. Greg Nembhard, Deputy Director of Claims Services, The American Legion

Major General (Retired) Jeffrey Phillips, Executive Director, Reserve Officers Association




  1. Dr. Teresa Boyd
    Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health
    Veterans Health Administration
  2. Melissa Bryant
    Chief Policy Officer
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
  3. Michael C. Richardson
    Vice President of Independence Services and Mental Health
    Wounded Warrior Project
  4. Greg Nembhard
    Deputy Director of Claims Services
    The American Legion
  5. Jeffrey E. Phillips
    Executive Director
    Reserve Officers Association

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