115th Congress, First Session Priorities

On behalf of Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), we offer an outline of the priority issues that Paralyzed Veterans will devote its advocacy efforts to during the first session of the 115th Congress. These issues reflect areas of concerns for our members as both veterans with spinal cord injury or disease and people with disabilities. Additionally, we remain a steadfast advocate for all veterans and all people with disabilities. Our priorities include:

Testimony

  • March 7, 2017 Shaping The Future: Consolidating And Improving VA Community Care
  • ​March 29, 2017 Associate Legislative Director for the Subcommittee on health of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Concerning Pending Legislation 
  • May 2, 2017 VA Specialized Services: Lower Extremity Conditions
  • May 10, 2017 Examining The Veterans Choice Program And The Future Of Care In The Community
  • May 17, 2017 Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Concerning Pending Legislation
  • May 24, 2017 The Independent Budget and the Department of VA Budget for FY18 and FY19
  • June 7, 2017 Examining The Veterans Choice Program And The Future Of Care In The Community

  • June 14, 2017 Associate Executive Director Of Government Relations Paralyzed Veterans Of America On Behalf Of The Co-Authors Of The Independent Budget Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs

  • June 15, 2017 Statement For The Record Before The Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Concerning Proposed Legislation

  • June 22, 2017 The Independent Budget And The Department Of Veterans Affairs Budget For Fiscal Year 2018 And Fiscal Year 2019

  • June 29, 2017 Subcommittee On Economic Opportunity Of The House Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Concerning Pending Legislation

  • July 11, 2017 Senate Committee On Veterans’ Affairs Concerning Proposed Legislation
  • October 12, 2017 The Asset Infrastructure Review Act
  • October 24, 2017 Veteran Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act

Press Release

Policy Papers

Advocacy Program Priorities (Disability Community Issues):

  1. Addressing Air Carrier Access Problems for People with Disabilities
  2. Strengthening and Protecting Social Security
  3. Complex Rehabilitation Technology

Organizational Issues:

  1. Addressing the Problem with Vehicle Donation Valuation for Charities