Next Week’s Congressional Hearings on Veterans Issues

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Next Week’s Congressional Hearings on Veterans Issues

Take a look at the calendar for veterans issues this coming week. You can usually watch the hearings live on THOMAS.

http://thomas.loc.gov/video/house-committee/hsvr00

Here is the list of what the House has on the schedule.

 

House Committee on Veterans Affairs

Examining Higher Education Institutions’ Services to Veterans

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (EO) | Hall of Fame Room, Bradshaw Building, Riverside Community College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA 92506 | Nov 4, 2013 10:00am

Witnesses

Panel 1

  • Dr. Cynthia Azari, Interim Chancellor, Riverside Community College District
  • Dr. Steven G. Brint, Vice-Provost, Undergraduate Education, University of California, Riverside
  • Ms. Pamela Daly, Campus President, DeVry University-San Diego

Panel 2

  • Mr. Albert R. Renteria, Member, Small Business Taskforce, The American Legion
  • Mr. Sherrod Conyers, California Delegate, National Legislative Committee, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
  • Mr. Marques Dredd, Former President, Veterans Club, Riverside City College

Submissions for the Record

  • Student Veterans of America

See it here…

 

Texas’ Innovative Approaches to Jobs and Employment for Veterans

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (EO) | Bill Daniel Student Center, Baylor University, 1311 S. 5th Street Waco, TX 76798 | Nov 6, 2013 10:00am

Witnesses

Panel 1

  • Ms. Mary Kennedy Thompson, President, Mr. Rooter, LLC
  • Mr. David Amsden, Vice President, Human Resources, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Mr. Chris Burton, Store Manager, The Home Depot
  • Mr. John Vizner, Facility Manager, Caterpillar Global Work Tools – Waco
  • Mr. Joseph Kopser, CEO, RideScout

Panel 2

  • Dr. Janet Bagby, VETS Coordinator, SEnior Lecturer, Department of Education Psychology, Baylor University
  • Mr. Kris Cervantes, Veterans Specialist, McLennan Community College
  • Mr. Rob Wolaver, Executive Vice-President, Texas State Technical College – Waco
  • Colonel Gerald “Jerry” L. Smith USMC (Ret.), Director Veteran Resource and Support Center

Panel 3

  • Mr. Andres Alcantar, Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission
  • Mr. Shawn DeBay, Director, Veterans Employment Services, Texas Veterans Commission

See it here…

 

“Complications of Geography: Focusing on VBA Outreach, Accessibility, Leadership and Staffing Efforts to Meet the Needs of Veterans Living in Areas Remote from a Regional Office”

Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) | Las Vegas City Hall. 3rd Floor Conference Room, 495 S. Main Street Las Vegas, NV 89101 | Nov 7, 2013 2:00pm

Witnesses

Panel 1

  • Mr. Willie Clark, Western Area Director, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Mr. Edward Russell (Accompanying Mr. Clark), Director, Reno Regional Office, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Panel 2

  • Ms. Katherine Miller, Executive Director, Nevada Department of Veterans Services
  • Ms. Janet Snyder, Legislative Chair, Society of Military Widows
  • Mr. Bruce Hollinger, Adjutant Quartermaster, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Department of Nevada

See it here…

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4 Comments

  1. I hope my family get some compensation and the police officer that push my dad on the floor gets fired at montgemery, AL VA HOSPITAL

  2. None of these Folks are concerned with the issues from a Veteran’s perspective from what I can ascertain. Cost effective and keeing cost down is their motivation.
    In 07 Congress recommended an immediate minimum 25% increase in Disabled Veterans Compensation. Immediately senator Webb, Pres Bush, and all those who gave the bans bailouts, later, killed an thoughts along those lines. Disabled Veterans, mostly will never earn a medium income nor reach their potenetial incomes because they continue to suffer the wounds from serving their Country whether from ordinance, illness or whatever. these People continue to look down on Disabled Veterans as Welfare cases. Even those in housing projects send letters to the Editor in Chicago Newspapers as well as elsewhere slamming us as they figure the yshould have whatever we receive in their check. Our Helath Care is terrible. I am having to wait since Oct1 to See about torn miniscus in right knee that is keeping me in a chair. A herniated disc which will not be addressed, the other knee similarly, Lower back for which I receive pain injections, only, for years, and I’ve never seen an Endroconologist in 20 years about Diabetes which take huge doses of insulin.
    No one here or on this board is focused on a vital issue for Disabled Veterans and that is a better Compensation. The cost of everything has risen over 300% since 08.
    We are not Welfare cheats. We deserve better. Let the Bankers and Feinstein etc start digging ditches. Feinstein outrages me by the way, for er and her Husband benefiting directly by closing Post Offices and his selling them, exclusively, to add an estimated 1,900,000,000to their bank accounts.

    • The VFW and American Legion are represented. There seem to be no vets who are directly impacted scheduled to appear. This is especially important for the last issue.

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