114th Congress: Testimony

Read testimony from Paralyzed Veterans of America before the 114th Congress of the United States.

September 7, 2016
House Committee on Veterans Affairs

Topic: "From Tumult to Transformation: The Commission on Care and the Future of the VA Healthcare System
Statement for the Record
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June 23, 2016
House Committee on Veterans Affairs

Topic: Pending Legislation
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May 24, 2016
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs

Topic: Pending Legislation
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April 13, 2016
House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Topic: Pending Legislation -- Special Compensation for Veterans with the Loss or Loss or Use of Creative Organs
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March 16, 2016
House Veterans Affairs Subcommittees on Health and Economic Opportunity

Topic: Draft Legislation on Employment at VA
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March 15, 2016
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs

Topic: Pending Legislation, to Include Permanent Extension of a Revised Choice Program
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March 3, 2016
Joint House and Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
Al Kovach, Jr., National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America

Topic: Annual Legislative Presentation
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February 23, 2016
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs 
Joint Statement of the Co-Authors of The Independent Budget--DAV, PVA, and VFW

Topic: FY 2017 VA Budget Request
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February 10, 2016
House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Heather Ansley, Associate General Counsel for Corporate and Government Relations

Topic: VA Specially Adapted Housing Program and Loan Guaranty
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February 2, 2016
House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health
Carl Blake, Associate Executive Director for Government Relations 

Topic: Eligibility for health care services as defined by the VA consolidated community care plan
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January 21, 2016
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
Statement for the Record

Topic: MyVA Initiative
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Dec. 2, 2015
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
Joint Statement of The Independent Budget, Presented by Ray Kelley, National Legislative Director, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Topic: Choice Consolidation: Assessing VA’s Plan to Improve Care in the Community
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Nov. 18, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs
Statement for the Record on behalf of the co-authors of The Independent Budget

Topic: Choice Consolidation: Assessing VA’s Plan to Improve Care in the Community
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Sept. 16, 2015
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs

Topic: Pending Legislation
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July 14, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health
Statement for the Record 

Topic: Pending Healthcare Legislation
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June 24, 2015
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
Carl Blake, Associate Executive Director for Government Relations 

Topic: Pending Healthcare Legislation
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May 20, 2015
Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans Affairs
Al Kovach, Jr., National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America

Topic: Annual Legislative Presentation
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April 23, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health
Blake Ortner, Deputy Government Relations Director

Topic: Pending Legislation
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April 14, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Blake Ortner, Deputy Government Relations Director

Topic: Pending Legislation
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March 24, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Statement for the Record

Topic: Pending Legislation
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February 26, 2015
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
Carl Blake, AED for Government Relations (on behalf of the co-authors of The Independent Budget)

Topic: Testimony concerning The Independent Budget and the Department of Veterans Affairs Budget for FY16
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February 11, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs
Carl Blake, AED for Government Relations (on behalf of the co-authors of The Independent Budget)

Topic: Testimony concerning The Independent Budget and the Department of Veterans Affairs budget for FY16
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January 28, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health
Carl Blake, AED for Government Relations (on behalf of the co-authors of The Independent Budget)

Topic:  Comparing the Cost of VA Health Care to the Private Sector 
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January 27, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs
Blake Ortner, Deputy Government Relations Director

Topic:  Pending Legislation
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January 22, 2015
House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Diane Rauber, Associate General Counsel for Appeals

Topic:  The VA Appeals Process
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