1,063Sep 23, 2010
Veterans Disability Compensation, Secretary Shinseki
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified about his decision to expand Agent Orange disability benefits to veterans. He emphasized the research linking Vietnam veterans' exposure to ...
721Jan 14, 2009
Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing
General Eric Shinseki testified about his nomination as secretary of Veterans Affairs. Among the topics he addressed were the quality of medical care for veterans, long waits to process claims, ...
625Mar 20, 2013
Veterans' Mental Health Care
Veterans, mental health advocates , and Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified on their efforts to improve access to and the quality of mental and physical health care services for ...
439Apr 15, 2013
Fiscal Year 2014 Veterans Affairs Budget Request
Secretary Eric Shinseki and other officials testified before on the president’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. The Veterans Administration was requesting $152.7 billion, including $66.5 ...
406Apr 25, 2012
Veterans' Mental Health Care
Witnesses testified veterans' access to mental health care. They talked about the results of a report which concluded that veterans had to wait nearly two months for access to mental health ...
380Feb 29, 2012
Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
Secretary Shinseki, other department undersecretaries, and independent veterans groups representatives testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal year 2013 budget request. Among the ...
279May 23, 2012
Veterans Disability Evaluation System
Witnesses testified on the backlog of military disability claims. They focused on the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) and the length of time veterans had to wait to receive ...
269Sep 23, 2010
Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation, Physicians Panel
Physicians who analyzed the research involving Agent Orange and heart disease testified about their findings.
245Mar 14, 2012
Homelessness Among Veterans
Witnesses testified on the progress of the Veterans Administration’s 5-year plan to end homelessness among veterans, particularly female veterans.
232Oct 3, 2012
Veterans' Organizations Legislative Priorities
Witnesses testified on the legislative priorities of veterans' service organizations.
Senator Lugar introduced James Koutz, the new national commander of the American Legion, who presented the ...
224Feb 15, 2006
Fiscal Year 2007 State Department Budget
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2007 State Department budget. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified about a number of funding requests including ...
187Apr 12, 2007
Veterans' Disability Ratings
The Senate Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing on the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments' disability rating systems and the transition of service members from ...
182Jul 27, 2011
Health Costs for Veterans
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing to assess the long-term financial costs of caring for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and wounded warriors. Witnesses said that while ...
157Jun 8, 2011
Unemployment Among Veterans
Witnesses testified on a bill to address high unemployment among military veterans. The proposed legislation established training and assistance programs for veterans entering the civilian ...
83May 25, 2006
Veterans Data Privacy Breach
Secretary Nicholson and other officials testified about a recent security breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs in which computer records containing personal information of 26.5 million ...
75Sep 11, 2003
Veterans' Hospitals Consolidation and Closure
Witnesses testified about a proposal to scale back, consolidate or close selected Veterans' Administration health care facilities.
Mr. Alvarez is former Deputy Director of the ...
71Jan 24, 2005
Veterans' Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing
Mr. Nicholson testified about his qualifications and nomination to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Among the issues he addressed were the potential demands on the department by ...
61Dec 5, 2007
Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination
Dr. Peake was introduced by Senator Inouye and former Senator Dole, both combat veterans, who urged his confirmation. Dr. Peake, a physician, testified about his ...
59Feb 15, 2005
Fiscal Year 2006 Veterans Affairs Budget
Secretary Nicholson and veterans' advocates testified about spending requests for the fiscal year 2006 Department of Veterans Affairs budget. Among the topics he addressed were burdens placed ...
57Feb 16, 2006
Fiscal Year 2007 Veterans' Affairs
The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2007 Veterans' Affairs budget. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Jim Nicholson and other officials testified about ...
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