Hearing: Legislative Hearing on: H.R. 2819, the Solid Start Act of 2021; H.R. 2916, the VA Cannabis Research Act of 2021; H.R. 4575, the Veteran Peer Specialist Act of 2021; H.R. 4794, the Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options (MAMMO) for Veterans Act; H.R. 5029, the Expanding the Families of Veterans Access to Mental Health Services Act; H.R. 5073, the Revising and Expediting Actions for the Crisis Hotline (REACH) for Veterans Act; H.R. 5317, the VA Governors Challenge Expansion Act of 2021; Discussion Draft, Veterans Census-Enabled National Treatment Equitable Resources Supplement (Vet CENTERS) for Mental Health Act of 2021; Discussion Draft, Legislation authorizing VA to furnish seasonal influenza vaccines to individuals who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines under the SAVE LIVES Act, P.L. 117-4; Discussion Draft, Legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include veterans of World War II; Discussion Draft, Department of Veterans Affairs Nurse and Physician Assistant Retention and Income Security Enhancement (VA Nurse and Physician Assistant RAISE) Act; Discussion Draft, Legislation to improve VA’s Veterans Justice Outreach Program; Discussion Draft, Legislation to require VA to report to Congress within one year of enactment on the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program, which supports student veteran mental health

Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 (2:00 PM)

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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 Mark Takano
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

The Honorable Scott H. Peters
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

The Honorable David Rouzer
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

The Honorable Antonio Delgado
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
  • Statement [PDF] Added 10/14/2021 at 03:53 PM

The Honorable Jake Ellzey
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

The Honorable Josh Harder
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
  • Statement [PDF] Added 10/12/2021 at 04:06 PM

The Honorable Lauren Underwood
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

The Honorable Mariannette Miller-Meeks
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

The Honorable Mikie Sherrill
Member of Congress, Washington D.C.

Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

    Panel two

    Dr. David Carroll
    Executive Director, Office of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Testimony [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

    Dr. Robert Sherrier
    Executive Director, National Teleradiology Program, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

    Karen M. Ott, DNP, RN
    Director for Policy, Legislation, and Professional Standards; Office of Nursing Services, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

    Mr. Michael Fisher
    Chief Readjustment Counseling Officer, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

    Panel three

    Mr. Marquis Barefield
    Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans

    Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Testimony [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Bio [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

    Ms. Tammy Barlet
    Deputy Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars

    Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Testimony [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Bio [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

    Dr. Kaki York-Ward
    President, Association of VA Psychologist Leaders

    Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Testimony [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • CV [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM

    Text of Legislation

    • H.R. 2819, Solid Start Act of 2021 (Rep. Slotkin) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • H.R. 2916, the VA Cannabis Research Act of 2021 (Rep. Correa) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • H.R. 4575, the Veteran Peer Specialist Act of 2021 (Rep. Peters) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • H.R. 4794, Making Advances in Mammography and Medical Options (MAMMO) for Veterans Act (Rep. Brownley) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • H.R. 5029, Expanding the Families of Veterans Access to Mental Health Services Act (Rep. Rouzer) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • H.R. 5073, Revising and Expediting Actions for the Crisis Hotline (REACH) for Veterans Act (Rep. Delgado) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • H.R. 5317, the VA Governors Challenge Expansion Act of 2021 (Rep. Takano) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • Discussion Draft, Veterans Census-Enabled National Treatment Equitable Resources Supplement (Vet CENTERS) for Mental Health Act of 2021 (Rep. Sherrill) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • Discussion Draft, Legislation authorizing VA to furnish seasonal influenza vaccines to individuals who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines under the SAVE LIVES Act, P.L. 117-4 (Rep. Takano) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • Discussion Draft, Legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include veterans of World War II [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • Discussion Draft, Department of Veterans Affairs Nurse and Physician Assistant Retention and Income Security Enhancement (VA Nurse and Physician Assistant RAISE) Act (Rep. Underwood) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • Discussion Draft, Legislation to improve VA’s Veterans Justice Outreach Program (Rep. Miller-Meeks) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM
    • Discussion Draft, Legislation to require VA to report to Congress within one year of enactment on the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) program, which supports student veteran mental health (Rep. Ellzey) [PDF] Added 10/08/2021 at 10:55 AM

    Support Documents

    • Hearing Notice [PDF] Added 10/06/2021 at 02:02 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Veterans Affairs Physician Assistant Association [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, American Federation of Government Employees [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Student Veterans of America [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Paralyzed Veterans of America [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, The American Legion [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Justice for Vets [PDF] Added 10/11/2021 at 06:15 PM
    • Statement for the Record, American Academy of Physician Assistants [PDF] Added 10/13/2021 at 09:25 AM Updated 10/13/2021 at 09:25 AM

    Member Statements

    • Statement for the Record, Rep. Mikie Sherrill [PDF] Added 10/12/2021 at 09:23 AM
    • Statement for the Record, Rep. Lou Correa [PDF] Added 10/12/2021 at 09:23 AM
    • Statement for the Record, Rep. Colin Allred [PDF] Added 10/13/2021 at 10:25 AM
    • Statement for the Record, Rep. Tracey Mann [PDF] Added 10/14/2021 at 03:53 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Rep. Elissa Slotkin [PDF] Added 10/14/2021 at 03:53 PM
    • Statement for the Record, Rep. Gregorio Sablan [PDF] Added 10/14/2021 at 03:53 PM

    Hearing Record

    • Witness List [PDF] Added 10/12/2021 at 04:06 PM

    First Published: October 6, 2021 at 01:50 PM
    Last Updated: October 14, 2021 at 03:53 PM