The State of VA Health Care

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Dirksen, SD-106

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The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied By:

The Honorable Robert A. Petzel, MD, Under Secretary for Health



Daniel M. Dellinger, National Commander, The American Legion

Joseph A. Violante, National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

Tom Tarantino, Chief Policy Officer, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Carl Blake, National Legislative Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

D. Wayne Robinson, President and CEO, Student Veterans of America

Ryan Gallucci, Deputy Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

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



Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied By:

John D. Daigh, Jr., MD, Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections

Rear Admiral W. Clyde Marsh, USN, Retired, President, National Association of State Directors of

            Veterans Affairs

Debra A. Draper, Director, Health Care, Government Accountability Office

Phillip Longman, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation


Member Statements

  1. Senator Bernie Sanders ( I - VT)
  2. Senator Richard Burr ( R - NC)
  3. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV ( D - WV)
  4. Senator Sherrod Brown ( D - OH)
  5. Senator John Boozman ( R - AR)


  1. Honorable Eric K. Shinseki
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Mr. Daniel M. Dellinger
    National Commander
    The American Legion
  3. Mr. Joseph A. Violante
    National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans
  4. Mr. Tom Tarantino
    Chief Policy Officer
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
  5. Mr. Carl Blake
    National Legislative Director
    Paralyzed Veterans of America
  6. Mr. D. Wayne Robinson
    President and CEO
    Student Veterans of America
  7. Mr. Ryan Gallucci
    Deputy Director, National Legislative Service
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
  8. Rick Weidman
    Executive Director
    Vietnam Veterans of America
  9. Mr. Richard Griffin
    Acting Inspector General
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  10. Rear Admiral W. Clyde Marsh, USN, Ret.
    National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs
  11. Ms. Debra A. Draper
    Director, Health Care
    Government Accountability Office
  12. Mr. Phillip Longman
    Senior Research Fellow
    New America Foundation

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