Senator Johnny Isakson (above) is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and his office issued the following today:
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Isakson Announces Committee Vote on VA Accountability Measures
WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a markup today, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 on pending legislation to increase accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Specifically, the markup will include the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015, which would give the VA Secretary greater firing authority over delinquent employees, as well as a bill to prohibit the VA from granting bonuses to underperforming employees.
The committee will also consider legislation to improve veterans’ health care and benefits.
The markup will be streamed online at www.veterans.senate.gov.
The committee will consider the following proposed legislation at the hearing:
S.1493 (Isakson), Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015
S.1203 (Heller), 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery and Other Improvements Act
S.1082 (Rubio/Johnson), Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015
S.833 (Feinstein), Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Earthquake Protection and Improvement Act
S.627 (Ayotte/Cassidy), a bill to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from awarding bonuses to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs with respect to whom an adverse finding has been made by the Secretary, and for other purposes.
S.469 (Murray), Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015
WHO: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
WHERE: 418 Russell Senate Office Building
WHEN: 2:30 PM
Today, Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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.