Review of the FY 2021 Budget and FY 2022 Advance Appropriations Request and Oversight of CARES Act Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Time: 03:00 PM Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-106

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Witness List:

The Honorable Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Dr. Richard Stone, Executive in Charge of the Veterans Health Administration
Dr. Paul Lawrence, Under Secretary for Benefits
Mr. Jon Rychalski, Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer



*For this hearing, the Veterans’ Affairs Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.


Pursuant to this guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.


We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on our website .


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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Jerry Moran ( R - KS)


  1. Robert L. Wilkie
    Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Department of Veterans Affairs

Disability Access

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service should contact the committee clerk at (202) 224-9126 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.