VA’s Response to COVID-19 across the VA Enterprise

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Dr. Paul R. Lawrence, Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Richard A. Stone, M.D., Executive in Charge, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


*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. Ranking Member Jerry Moran ( R - KS)


  1. Dr. Paul R. Lawrence
    Under Secretary for Benefits
    Veterans Benefits Administration
  2. Richard A. Stone, M.D.
    Executive in Charge
    Veterans Health Administration

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.