Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Isakson to Hold Hearing on Veterans’ Health, Benefits Legislation


Senator Johnny Isakson (above) is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  His office issued the following today:

Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Camlin Moore, 202-224-9126


Isakson to Hold Hearing on Veterans’ Health, Benefits Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today announced that the committee will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., to consider pending veterans’ healthcare and benefits legislation.

The hearing will be streamed online at www.veterans.senate.gov. Media planning to attend must RSVP to Majority_Press@vetaff.senate.gov.

The committee will consider the following proposed legislation at the hearing:

H.R.299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018
S.____ (Sanders), Veterans Dental Care Eligibility Expansion and Enhancement Act of 2018
S.3184 (Bennet), to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the requirements for applications for construction of State home facilities to increase the maximum percentage of nonveterans allowed to be treated at such facilities, and for other purposes.
Discussion Draft on Transition Assistance Reform (Crapo/Tester/Cassidy/Sullivan)
S.____ (Boozman), VA Hiring Enhancement Act
H.R.5418, Veterans Affairs Medical-Surgical Purchasing Stabilization Act
S.1596 (Peters/Rubio), Burial Rights for America's Veterans' Efforts (BRAVE) Act of 2017
S.2881 (Feinstein), Mare Island Naval Cemetery Transfer Act
S.1952 (Tester/McCain/Manchin), VA Financial Accountability Act of 2017
S.1990 (Tester/Blumenthal/Hirono), Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Improvement Act of 2017
S.2485 (Sullivan), Medal of Honor Surviving Spouses Recognition Act of 2018
S.2748 (Brown/Rounds), Better Access to Technical Training, Learning, and Entrepreneurship (BATTLE) for Servicemembers Act
S.____ (Cassidy), to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a program to award grants to persons to provide and coordinate the provision of suicide prevention services for veterans transitioning from service in the Armed Forces who are at risk of suicide and for their families, and for other purposes.
S.____ (Cassidy), Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act
S.514 (Perdue/Heller), No Hero Left Untreated Act
WHO:         Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

WHERE:   418 Russell Senate Office Building

WHEN:      Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.

WHAT:       Pending Legislation Hearing


The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 115th 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 Committee on Veterans’ Affairs 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 armed services as well as more than 750,000 veterans.