Pending Legislation

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Time: 02:15 PM Location: Russell Senate Office Building SR-418

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S. 2646 (Burr/Tillis/Boozman/Moran), Veterans Choice Improvement Act of 2016

S. 2633 (Tester/Blumenthal/Brown), Improving Veterans Access to Care in the Community Act

S. 2473 (Sullivan/Tester/Heller/Moran), Express Appeals Act of 2016

Discussion Draft on title 38, United States Code, appointment, compensation, performance management, and accountability system for senior executive leaders in the Department of Veterans Affairs.






The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Ms. Laura Eskenazi, Executive in Charge and Vice Chairman, Board of Veterans’ Appeals

Dr. Baligh Yehia, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Community Care, Veterans Health Administration

Ms. Meghan Flanz, Deputy General Counsel, Legal Operations and Accountability, Office of General Counsel




Mr. Louis Celli, Director of Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, The American Legion

Mr. Carlos Fuentes, Senior Legislative Associate, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Mr. Adrian Atizado, Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans


Member Statements

  1. Senator Richard Burr ( R - NC)


  1. Honorable Robert A. McDonald
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Mr. Lou Celli
    Director, National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Division
    The American Legion
  3. Mr. Carlos Fuentes
    National Legislative Director
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
  4. Mr. Adrian Atizado
    Assistant National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans

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