The Veterans Choice Act – Exploring the Distance Criteria

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Time: 02:30 PM Location: Russell Senate Office Building SR-418

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Panel I

The Honorable Sloan D. Gibson, Deputy Secretary

    Accompanied by:

             James Tuchschmidt, M.D., Acting Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health



Mr. Roscoe Butler, Deputy Director for Health Care for The American Legion

Mr. Peter B. Hegseth, Chief Executive Officer of Concerned Veterans for America

Mr. Joseph Violante, National Legislative Director for Disabled American Veterans

Mr. Bill Rausch, Political Director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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


Member Statements

  1. Chairman Johnny Isakson ( R - GA)
  2. Senator Richard Blumenthal ( D - CT)


  1. Honorable Sloan D. Gibson
    Deputy Secretary
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Mr. Roscoe Butler
    Deputy Director of Health Care, National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Divsion
    The American Legion
  3. Mr. Peter B. Hegseth
    Chief Executive Officer
    Concerned Veterans for America
  4. Mr. Joseph Violante
    National Legislative Director
    Disabled American Veterans
  5. Mr. Bill Rausch
    Political Director
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
  6. Mr. Carlos Fuentes
    National Legislative Director
    Veterans of Foreign Wars

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