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Below you will find topics of recent government relations testimony. Click on any of the summary links to read the testimony summary, or the complete testimony link to read or print the complete testimony.

November 19, 2014

Before the House Veterans Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Health Regarding H.R. 4720, the Medal of Honor Priority Care Act; H.R. 4977, the COVER (Creating Options for Veterans Expedited Recovery Act); H.R. 5059, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act; H.R. 5475, to improve the care provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children, H.R. 5484 ‘the Toxic Exposure Research Act and H.R. 4887 Expanding Care for Veterans Act

  Complete Testimony
July 24, 2014

Before the House Veterans Affairs Committee Regarding Restoring Trust: The View of the Acting Secretary and the Veterans Community

  Complete Testimony
May 15, 2014

Before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Regarding “The State of VA Health Care”

  Complete Testimony
March 6, 2014

Before the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees Regarding VVA’s Legislative Agenda & Policy Initiatives

  Complete Testimony
October 30, 2013

Before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Concerning Pending Legislation

  Complete Testimony
May 9, 2013

Before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs Regarding Pending Legislation

  Complete Testimony
March 6, 2013

Before the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees Regarding VVA’s Legislative Agenda & Policy Initiatives

  Complete Testimony
February 5, 2013

Before the Subcommittee on Disabilities and Memorial Affairs Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives

  Complete Testimony
September 14, 2012

Before the House Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Regarding Housing for Heroes:  Examining How Federal Programs Can Better Serve Veterans

  Complete Testimony
March 21, 2012

Presented by John Rowan National President Before the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees

Complete Testimony Letter to Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs CommitteesRegarding POW/MIAs
March 14, 2012
Before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Regarding  “Ending Homelessness Among Veterans.”
  Complete Testimony
March 8, 2012
Before the Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity United States House of Representatives Regarding H.R. 3329, H.R. 3483, H.R. 3610, H.R. 3670, H.R. 3524, H.R. 4048, H.R. 4051, H.R. 4057 and H.R. 4072
  Complete Testimony
January 30, 2012

For The Subcommittee On Disability Assistance And Memorial Affairs
Committee On Veterans Affairs U.S. House Of Representatives Regarding "Rating The Rating Schedule- The State Of Va Disability Ratings In The 21st Century"

  Complete Testimony
December 2, 2011

Before the Subcommittee on Health Committee on Veterans Affairs
U.S. House of Representatives "Understanding and Preventing Veteran Suicide"

  Complete Testimony
July 27, 2011

VVA Addresses Home Care Nurses at Capitol Hill Briefing

  Complete Testimony
July 25, 2011

Before the House Subcommittee on Health Committee on Veterans AffairsRegarding H.R. 198, H.R. 1154, H.R. 1855, H.R. 2074, H.R. 2530, Honey Sue Newby Spina Bifida Attendant Care Act and Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011

  Complete Testimony
March 30, 2011

Before the United States House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs CommitteesRegarding VVA’s Legislative Agenda and Policy Initiatives for the 112th Congress

  Complete Testimony
November 19, 2010
Regarding "On-Label and Off-Label Use of Autologous Cellular Immunotherapy
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Baltimore, Maryland
  Complete Testimony
September 29 , 2010
Before the Subcommittee on Health House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Regarding H.R. 3843, H.R. 4041, H.R. 5428, H.R. 5516, H.R. 5543, H.R. 5641, H.R. 5996, H.R. 6123, H.R. 6127 and Draft Legislation on Reintegration and TBI
  Complete Testimony
September 29 , 2010

Before the House Veterans Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Economics Opportunity Regarding Federal Contractor Compliance

  Complete Testimony
September 16 , 2010
Before the F.D.A. Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory CommitteeRegarding A Supplemental New Drug Application for VIVITROL for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence
  Complete Testimony
September 15 , 2010
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans' Affairs Committee
Regarding "Personality Disorder Discharges: Impact on Veterans' Benefits"
  Complete Testimony
July 14 , 2010

Before the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigation Committee on Veterans Affairs U.S. House of Representatives“Examining the Progress of Suicide Prevention Outreach Efforts at the VA”

  Complete Testimony
May 19, 2010

Before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Regarding Pending Legislation

  Complete Testimony
March 18, 2010

Before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs’ Committees And the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committees Regarding VVA’s Legislative Agenda and Policy Initiatives

  Complete Testimony
 

Concerning Raised House Bill 5253 Before the Connecticut Legislature

  Complete Testimony
February 4 , 2010

Concerning The President’s FY 2011 Budget Request for Veterans Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives

February 3 , 2010

Concerning The Pilot Programs on Expedited Treatment of Fully Developed Claims pursuant to P.L. 110-389 Before the Subcommittee on Disabilities and Memorial Affairs Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives

February 3 , 2010

Before the Subcommittee on Health United States House of Representatives House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Concerning Project HERO

January 20, 2010

House Committee on Veterans Affairs roundtable discussion “Meeting the Unique Health Care Needs of Rural Veterans”.

October 21, 2009

Before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Concerning Pending Legislation

October 1, 2009

Regarding H.R.1017, H.R.1036, H.R.2504, H.R.2559, H.R.2735, H.R. 3073, H.R.3441 & Four Draft Bills Before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Health

September 22, 2009

Before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Regarding Is the VA Meeting the Pharmaceutical Needs of Veterans? An Examination of the VA National Formulary, Issues of Patient Safety, and Management of the Pharmacy Benefits Program

July 14, 2009

Before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Regarding S.252, The Veterans Health Care Authorization Act of 2009, Section 111, Woman Veterans Health

  complete testimony Complete Testimony
June 18, 2009

Before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Regarding Veterans’ Health Bills (HR 1197, 2770, 1293, 1302, 1335, 1546, 2734, & 2738 Plus three Draft Bills)

June 4, 2009

Before the House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment Regarding “Agent Orange: What Efforts Are Being Made To Address The Continuing Impact of Dioxin in Vietnam?”

June 3, 2009

Before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Regarding National Commitment to End Veterans’ Homelessness

May 19 , 2009

Before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Health Regarding VA Medical Care: “The Crown Jewel and Best Kept Secret"

April 2 , 2009

Before the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Regarding Improving Recovery and Full Accounting of POW/MIA Personnel from all Past Conflicts

March 24 , 2009

Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans Affairs
Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs Regarding H.R. 952

March 12 , 2009

Before the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs Regarding VVA’s Legislative Agenda and Policy Initiatives

March 10 , 2009

Before the Committee on Veterans Affairs United States Senate Regarding The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fiscal Year ‘10 Budget Request

March 10 , 2009

Before the Committee on Veterans Affairs United States House of Representatives Regarding The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fiscal Year ‘10 Budget Request

March 3 , 2009

Before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee
Subcommittee on Health H.R. 1211, Women Veterans Health Care, H.R. 784, H.R. 785 and Emergency Treatment in Non-VA Facilities

January 28, 2009

Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States Senate Regarding VVA Legislative Priorities for the 111th Congress

October 24, 2008

Veterans, Combat Stress and the Family: A Bipartisan Federal Issue Briefing” hosted by Witness Justice and supported by VVA. Panelists included VVA’s Dr. Tom Berger; Kathryn Power, CMHS Director; John Baker, Attorney; Todd Bowers, IAVA; and Gen. Xenakis, DoD

September 23, 2008

Before House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation Regarding Media Outreach to Veterans

September 16, 2008
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health Regarding “Oversight Hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Hotline”
September 9, 2008
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Health Regarding H.R. 3051
July 9, 2008
Statement for the Record of VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA Concerning The Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix
June 12, 2008

Before the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Regarding 14 Bills

May 21 , 2008

Before The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Regarding Pending Health Care Legisltion

May 15 , 2008

Before The House Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment Regarding Our Forgotten Responsibility: What Can We Do To Help Victims of Agent Orange?

May 7 , 2008
Before The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Regarding Pending Legisltion
May 1 , 2008

Before the Joint Transportation and Housing and Urban Development
Subcommittee on Appropriations Regarding Housing Our Heroes, Addressing the Issue of Homeless Veterans in America.

April 21, 2008

Before the Subcommittee on Health  Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives Regarding Women, Rural and Special Needs Veterans

April 15, 2008

Concerning Health-Related Bills H.R. 2818, H.R. 5730, H.R. 5554, H.R. 5595, H.R. 5622 And Draft Bills Before the Subcommittee on Health United States House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

April 9, 2008

Before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Regarding  Ending Homelessness for our Nation’s Veterans

April 1, 2008

Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Regarding PTSD Treatment and Research: Moving Ahead Toward Recovery

March 11, 2008

Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Regarding Substance Abuse/Co-morbid Disorders:  Comprehensive solutions to a Complex Problem

March 6, 2008
Regarding VVA’s Legislative Agenda & Priority Initiatives Before the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs Of the United States Senate And theUnited States House of Representatives
February 28, 2008
Before the Subcommittee on Health Committee on Veterans Affairs U.S. House of Representatives Regarding Mental Health Treatment for Families: Supporting Those Who Support Our Troops
February 27, 2008
Before the Subcommittee on Health Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
United States House of Representatives Regarding VA FY’09 Construction Authorization
February 13, 2008
Before the Committee on Veterans Affairs United States Senate Regarding The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fiscal Year ‘09 Budget Request
February 7, 2008
Before the Committee on Veterans Affairs United States House of Representatives Regarding The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Fiscal Year ‘09 Budget Request
January 17, 2008
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Regarding H.R. 2790, H.R. 3458, H.R. 3819, H.R. 4053, H.R. 4107, H.R. 4146, H.R. 4204 and H.R. 4231
December 12, 2007
Before the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs CommitteeRegarding Suicide Among America’s Military Personnel and Veterans
October 25, 2007

Concerning The DVOP/LVER Program and The Veterans Employment & Training Service (VETS) Before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives

October 18, 2007

Concerning Updating and upgrading the Montgomery GI Bill for Today’s Returning Veterans Before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives

September 20, 2007
Concerning Licensure & Certification Before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives
July 12 , 2007
Before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittees on Health and Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Regarding Issues Facing Women Veterans
June 21 , 2007
Before the Subcommittee on Health House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Concerning H.R. 2699
June 20 , 2007

Concerning VA Policy on Priority 8 Veterans Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives

June 19 , 2007

Concerning H.R. 585, H.R. 156, and H.R. 704 Before the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives

 
Before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Concerning 16 Bills on Health Care Issues for Veterans
May 3, 2007
Before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Committee on Veterans’ Affairs United States House of Representatives Concerning Accelerated Education Benefits for Veterans
April 26, 2007
Before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
United States House of Representatives Concerning Ten Bills on Health Care Issues for Veterans
March 22, 2007
Before the House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Insular Affairs
March 8, 2007
Before the House and Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs Regarding VVA Legislative Agenda and Policy Initiatives
February 14, 2007

Before the Subcommittee on Veteran’s Affairs United States House of Representatives Regarding The Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year ‘08 Budget Request

February 13, 2007

Before the Committee on Veteran’s Affairs United States Senate Regarding The Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year ‘08 Budget Request

February 8, 2007

Before the Committee on Veteran’s Affairs United States Senate Regarding The Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year ‘08 Budget Request

September 28, 2006

Before the Subcommittee on Health Committee on Veterans Affairs U.S. House of Representatives Regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Diagnosis, Treatment, & Compensation

September 20, 2006

Before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Concerning Accomplishments and Goals In Veterans' Affairs

September 13, 2006

Before the Witness Justice Congressional Briefing Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C.

August 2, 2006

Before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Regarding Meeting the Housing Needs of Veterans

July 7, 2006

Before the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Compensation

July 6, 2006

Before the Subcommittee on PTSD of the Committee on Gulf War & Health: Physiologic, Psychologic, And Psychosocial Effects of Deployment-Related Stress Institute of Medicine Of the National Academy of Sciences Regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Diagnosis, treatment, and Compensation

June 8, 2006

Before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Regarding S2694, S2562, S2121, S2659, S2416 and S3363

June 7, 2006

Before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee Regarding The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Programs

May 24, 2006

Before the Subcommittee on Defense Committee on Appropriations United States Senate Regarding FY 2007 Appropriations

May 19 , 2006

Presented to The Veterans' Disability Benefits Commission

March 30, 2006

Before the United States Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Regarding 2006 Legislative Priorities

March 16, 2006

Before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Regarding The Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Programs

March 1, 2006
Before the Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs And Related  Agencies Committee on Appropriations United States House of Representatives Regarding The Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Request
February 16, 2006
Before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Regarding 2006 Legislative Priorities
February 14, 2006

Before the House Veterans Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Health Regarding The Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 07 Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration

February 13, 2006

Before the Subcommittee on PTSD Gulf War & Stress: Health Project Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science Regarding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Treatment

February 8, 2006
Before the Committee on Veteran's Affairs United States House of Representatives Regarding The Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 07 Budget Request

 

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