Hearing: Legislative Hearing on: Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay to certain veterans, who receive certain educational assistance furnished by the Secretary, a weekly stipend for child care services; Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase and extend the authorization of appropriations for homeless veterans reintegration programs; Discussion Draft, To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to establish protections under that Act for a member of the Armed Forces who leaves a course of education, paid for with certain educational assistance, to perform certain service; Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to report on the Warrior Training Advancement Course of the Veterans Benefit Administration; Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend eligibility for a certain work-study allowance paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain individuals who pursue programs of rehabilitation, education, or training on at least a half-time basis; Discussion Draft, Homeless Grant; Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on grants for care for elderly homeless veterans, and for other purposes; Discussion Draft, To extend the delimiting period for certain individuals to use educational assistance benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs; Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on substance use and alcohol use disorder recovery for homeless veterans, and for other purposes; Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide technical assistance to recipients of grants for supportive services for very low-income families in permanent housing and comprehensive service programs, and for other purposes; Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to adjust the rate of per diem payments provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to grantees that provide services to homeless veterans; Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the shallow subsidy program under the supportive services for veteran families program, and for other purposes; Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve public transportation services for veterans; Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs repays members of the Armed Forces for certain contributions made by such members towards Post-9/11 Educational Assistance; H.R. 4874, To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements to the use of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for flight training programs; Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the use of entitlement to educational assistance under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program for secondary school education; Discussion Draft, Fry Scholarship Enhancement Act of 2021; Discussion Draft, Col. James Floyd Turner IV U.S.M.C. GI Bill Transfer Act of 2021

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (9:30 AM)

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Washington, D.C.
This hearing is fully virtual. Member participation will be through the Zoom virtual platform.

Witnesses

Panel one

The Honorable Anthony G. Brown
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

The Honorable Joe Neguse
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

The Honorable Marilyn Strickland
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

The Honorable Nikema Williams
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

The Honorable Gus M. Bilirakis
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 09/20/2021 at 11:57 AM

The Honorable Madison Cawthorn
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 09/20/2021 at 11:57 AM

Panel two

Mr. Ron Burke
Deputy Under Secretary for Policy and Oversight, Veterans Benefits Administration

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM Updated 09/20/2021 at 05:38 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM Updated 09/20/2021 at 05:38 PM

Ms. Monica Diaz
Executive Director, Homelessness Programs Office, Veterans Health Administration

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

Panel three

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Lewis
Associate National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

Ms. Kathryn Monet
Chief Executive Officer, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Federal Grants Listing [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

Ms. Lauren Augustine
Vice President of Government Affairs, Student Veterans of America

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

Ms. Ashlynne Haycock
Deputy Director, Policy and Legislation, Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

Mr. David Proferes
Education and Credentialing Policy Associate, The American Legion

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Bio [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

Mr. Lawrence Guzman Romo
National Commander, American GI Forum

Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 09/17/2021 at 05:35 PM

Text of Legislation

  • Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay to certain veterans, who receive certain educational assistance furnished by the Secretary, a weekly stipend for child care services (Rep. Mike Levin) [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • H.R. 5025, To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase and extend the authorization of appropriations for homeless veterans reintegration programs (Rep. Neguse) [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to establish protections under that Act for a member of the Armed Forces who leaves a course of education, paid for with certain educational assistance, to perform certain service (Rep. Underwood) [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to report on the Warrior Training Advancement Course of the Veterans Benefit Administration [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend eligibility for a certain work-study allowance paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to certain individuals who pursue programs of rehabilitation, education, or training on at least a half-time basis [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, Homeless Grant [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on grants for care for elderly homeless veterans, and for other purposes [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To extend the delimiting period for certain individuals to use educational assistance benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Rep. Mike Levin) [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on substance use and alcohol use disorder recovery for homeless veterans, and for other purposes [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM Updated 09/20/2021 at 11:57 AM
  • Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide technical assistance to recipients of grants for supportive services for very low-income families in permanent housing and comprehensive service programs, and for other purposes [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to adjust the rate of per diem payments provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to grantees that provide services to homeless veterans [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the shallow subsidy program under the supportive services for veteran families program, and for other purposes [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve public transportation services for veterans [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, Discussion Draft, Col. James Floyd Turner IV U.S.M.C. GI Bill Transfer Act of 2021 [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • H.R. 4874, To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements to the use of educational assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for flight training programs [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs repays members of the Armed Forces for certain contributions made by such members towards Post-9/11 Educational Assistance [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the use of entitlement to educational assistance under the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program for secondary school education [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM
  • Discussion Draft, Fry Scholarship Enhancement Act of 2021 [PDF] Added 09/15/2021 at 01:40 PM

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF] Added 09/14/2021 at 10:01 AM Updated 09/21/2021 at 10:13 AM
  • Statement for the Record, Veterans of Foreign Wars [PDF] Added 09/20/2021 at 11:57 AM
  • Statement for the Record, Rep. Lauren Underwood [PDF] Added 09/21/2021 at 09:07 AM

Hearing Record

  • Witness List [PDF] Added 09/20/2021 at 11:57 AM

First Published: September 14, 2021 at 09:18 AM
Last Updated: September 21, 2021 at 10:13 AM