Hearing: Legislative Hearing on: H.R. 1273, Vietnam Veterans Liver Fluke Study Act (Rep. Zeldin); H.R. 1355, K2 Veterans Care Act of 2021 (Rep. Lynch); H.R. 1585, Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act of 2021 (Rep. Meng); H.R. 1972, Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2021 (Rep. Harder); H.R. 2127, TEAM Act (Rep. Bost); H.R. 2268, Keeping Our Promises Act (Rep. Westerman); H.R. 2368, COVENANT Act (Rep. Luria); H.R. 2372, Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act (Rep Ruiz); H.R. 2436, Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act of 2021 (Rep. Slotkin); H.R. 2530, Enewetak Atoll Cleanup Radiation Study Act (Rep. Nehls); H.R.2569, Veterans Agent Orange Exposure Equity Act (Rep. Cartwright); H.R. 2580, Palomares Veterans Act of 2021 (Rep. Hayes); H.R. 2607, FASTER Presumptions Act (Rep. Trone); H.R. 2742, PFAS Registry Act of 2021 (Rep. Pappas), and H.R. 2825, Fort McClellan Health Registry Act (Rep. Tonko)

Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (10:00 AM)

Select one
Washington, D.C.
This hearing is fully remote. Member participation will be through Zoom virtual meeting platform.

Witnesses

Panel one

The Honorable Mike Bost
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Elaine G. Luria
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Troy E. Nehls
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Chris Pappas
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Elissa Slotkin
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Raul Ruiz
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Stephen F. Lynch
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Bruce Westerman
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Lee M. Zeldin
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Paul Tonko
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Matt Cartwright
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Jahana Hayes
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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The Honorable Gregory F. Murphy
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

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Panel two

Mr. Ronald Burke
Deputy Under Secretary for Policy and Oversight, Veterans Benefits Administration Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Witness Statement (Update #3) [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM

Ms. Beth Murphy
Executive Director for Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Ms. Patricia R. Hastings
Chief Consultant for Post Deployment Health Services, Veterans Health Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Dr. Karl Kelsey
Professor of Epidemiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 05/05/2021 at 11:49 AM

Panel three

Mr. Aleksandr Morosky
Government Affairs Specialist, Wounded Warrior Project

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM

Mr. Travis Horr
Director, Government Affairs, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM

Mr. Shane L. Liermann
Deputy National Legislative Director for Benefits, Disabled American Veterans

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM

Ms. Kristina Keenan
Associate Director, Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM

Mr. James L. Price
Veteran

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM

Text of Legislation

  • H.R. 1273, Vietnam Veterans Liver Fluke Study Act (Rep. Zeldin) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2268, Keeping Our Promises Act (Rep. Westerman) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2607, FASTER Presumptions Act (Rep. Trone) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2825, Fort McClellan Health Registry Act (Rep. Tonko) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2436, Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act of 2021 (Rep. Slotkin) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2372, Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act (Rep Ruiz) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2742, PFAS Registry Act of 2021 (Rep. Pappas) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2530, Enewetak Atoll Cleanup Radiation Study Act (Rep. Nehls) [PDF]
  • H.R. 1585, Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act of 2021 (Rep. Meng) [PDF]
  • H.R. 1355, K2 Veterans Care Act of 2021 (Rep. Lynch) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2368, COVENANT Act (Rep. Luria) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2580, Palomares Veterans Act of 2021 (Rep. Hayes) [PDF]
  • H.R. 1972, Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2021 (Rep. Harder) [PDF]
  • H.R.2569, Veterans Agent Orange Exposure Equity Act (Rep. Cartwright) [PDF]
  • H.R. 2127, TEAM Act (Rep. Bost) [PDF]

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Statement for the Record, MOAA [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Statement for the Record, MVA [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Statement for the Record, PVA [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Statement for the Record, TAL [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Statement for the Record, VVA [PDF] Added 05/03/2021 at 12:14 PM
  • Statement for the Record, TEAM Coalition [PDF] Added 05/05/2021 at 11:49 AM
  • Statement for the Record, NVLSP [PDF] Added 05/05/2021 at 04:41 PM
  • Statement for the Record, Military-Veterans Advocacy [PDF] Added 05/05/2021 at 05:25 PM
  • Statement for the Record, AFGE [PDF] Added 05/05/2021 at 05:37 PM

First Published: April 28, 2021 at 10:08 AM
Last Updated: May 6, 2021 at 04:07 PM