Senator Johnny Isakson (above) is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and his office notes.
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777
Monday, June 1, 2015
Isakson to Hold Hearing on Veterans’ Health Legislation
WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 on pending legislation for veterans’ health care.
The hearing will be streamed online at www.veterans.senate.gov.
The committee will consider the following proposed legislation at the hearing:
S.297 (Kirk), Frontlines to Lifelines Act of 2015
S.425 (Boozman/Tester), Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2015
S.471 (Heller/Murray), Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2015
S.684 (Burr/Manchin), Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2015
S. ____ Discussion Draft to include provision from S. 114 (Heller); S. 172 (Tester); S. 398 (Moran); and S. 603 (Tester)
S. ____ Discussion draft on provider agreements language
S. ____ Joint VA-DOD formulary for pain and psychiatric medications
WHO: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
WHERE: 418 Russell Senate Office Building
WHEN: 2:30 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
See below for the witness list.
Thomas Lynch, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health Clinical Operations, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Maureen McCarthy, Deputy Chief, Patient Care Services Office, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Susan Blauert, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Adrian Atizado, Assistant National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans
Fred Benjamin, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Medicalodges, Inc.
Thomas J. Snee, National Executive Director, Fleet Reserve Association
Sergeant First Class Victor Medina, U.S. Army, Retired
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 114th Congress.
Isakson is a veteran himself – having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 – and has been a member of the Senate VA Committee since he joined the Senate in 2005. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the military as well as more than 750,000 veterans.