Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Subcommittee to Hold Legislative Hearing


 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 340 of the Cannon House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs will hold a Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4142, H.R. 4114, H.R. 2051, H.R. 2498, H.R. 2377, H.R. 2717, H.R. 4168, and H.R. 4213.

 

WHO:             Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

WHAT:          Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4142, H.R. 4114, H.R. 2051, H.R. 2498, H.R. 2377, H.R. 2717, H.R. 4168, and H.R. 4213

WHEN:          10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012, Room 340, Cannon House Office Building

 

WITNESS LIST

Panel 1

The Honorable Frank Guinta

U.S. House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Barney Frank

U.S. House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Mike McIntyre

U.S. House of Representatives

 

The Honorable Joe Donnelly

U.S. House of Representatives

 

Panel 2

Col. Thomas Moe, Director, Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Constituent Witness on behalf of H.R. 2051

 

Capt. Wilbur Jones, Constituent Witness on behalf of H.R. 2717

 

Daniel  Bendetson, Constituent Witness on behalf of H.R. 2498

 

Michael Bendetson, Constituent Witness on behalf of H.R. 2498

 

Panel 3

The Honorable Max Cleland, Secretary

American Battle Monuments Commission

 

Mr. Thomas Murphy, Director of Compensation Service

Veterans Benefits Administration

 

~Accompanied by~

Richard Hipolit, Assistant General Counsel

Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Panel 4

The Honorable Bruce E. Kasold, Chief Judge

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

 

Panel 5

Mr. Raymond Kelley, National Legislative Director

Veterans of Foreign Wars

 

Ms. Verna Jones, Director of the National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission

The American Legion

 

Summary of legislation to be discussed:

H.R. 4142: American Heroes COLA Act, introduced by Rep. Jon Runyan.

H.R. 4114: Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012, introduced by Rep. Jon Runyan.

H.R. 2051: Veterans Missing in America Act of 2011, introduced by Rep. Patrick Tiberi.

H.R. 2498: Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act, introduced by Rep. Barney Frank.

H.R. 2377: RAPID Claims Act, introduced by Rep. Joe Donnelly.

H.R. 2717: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to designate one city in the United States each year as an "American World War II City", and for other purposes, introduced by Rep. Mike McIntyre.

H.R. 4168: Caring for the Fallen Act, introduced by Rep. Frank Giunta.

H.R. 4213: To amend Title 38, United States Code, to require judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to reside within fifty miles of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, introduced by Rep. Jon Runyan.

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Sean P Eagan

Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans
Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars
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