Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Legislative Hearing on H.R. ___, the "Veterans Disability Benefits Claims Modernization Act of 2008"


From testimony April10th 2008

Opening Statements

Witness Testimonies

  • Panel 14
  • The Honorable William P Greene, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

  • Panel 2
  • Kerry Baker, Associate National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans
  • Ronald B. Abrams, Joint Executive Director, National Veterans Legal Services Program
  • Steve Smithson, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, American Legion
  • Eric A. Hilleman, Deputy Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
  • Carl Blake, National Legislative Director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

  • Panel 3
  • Bradley G. Mayes, Director, Compensation and Pension Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Accompanied By:
  • Richard J. Hipolit, Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • And
  • Steven L. Keller, Senior Deputy Vice Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Panel 4
  • Submissions for the Record

  • Raymond C. Kelley, National Legislative Director, American Veterans (AMVETS)
  • Rose Elizabeth Lee, Chair, Government Relations Committee, Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.
  • Richard Paul Cohen, Executive Director, National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc.