2021-2022 Testimonies/SFRs

July 20, 2022
Joseph Sharpe, Director, Veterans Employment & Education
House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Modernizing Veteran Education in the Shadow of COVID-19"
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June 29, 2022
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
"Oversight of Immigrant Military Members and Veterans"
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May 18, 2022
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Pending Legislation"
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April 27, 2022
Marty Callaghan, Deputy Director for Benefits and Claims Services
House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittees on Oversight & Investigations and Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs
"At What Cost? – Ensuring Quality Representation in the Veteran Benefits Claims Process."
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March 30, 2022
Tiffany Ellett, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigation
"Pending Legislation"
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March 29, 2022
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee
"Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021"
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March 29, 2022
Mario Marquez, Director, National Security
House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability & Memorial Affairs
"Pending Legislation"
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February 2, 2022
Joseph Sharpe, Director, Veterans Employment & Education
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Securing High Demand Jobs for Veterans"
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December 8, 2021
Joseph Sharpe, Director, Veterans Employment & Education
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Removing Barriers to Veteran Homeownership"
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November 17, 2021
Katie Purswell, Director, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs and Health
"Supporting Survivors: Assessing VA's Military Sexual Trauma Programs"
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October 20, 2021
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs
"Pending Legislation"
Video: Link

October 13, 2021
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
"Pending Legislation"
Video: Link

September 21, 2021
David Proferes, Policy Coordinator, Veterans Employment & Education
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Pending Legislation"
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June 23, 2021
Mario Marquez, Director, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Pending Legislation"
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June 23, 2021
Ariel De Jesus, Senior Advisor, National Security, Statement for the Record
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety
"Honoring Veterans Military Families: An Examination of Immigration and Citizenship Policies for US Military Service Members, and Their Families"
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May 12, 2021
Marty Callaghan, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Statement for the Record
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Supporting Disabled Veterans: The State of Claims Processing During and After Covid-19"
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May 5, 2021
Marty Callaghan, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Pending Legislation"
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April 28, 2021
Marty Callaghan, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Statement for the Record
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Pending Legislation"
Video: Link

April 21, 2021
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations
"Pending Legislation"
Video: Link

March 18, 2021
Tiffany Ellett, Health Policy Coordinator, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
"Beyond Deborah Sampson: Improving Healthcare for America's Women Veterans in the 117th Congress"
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December 9, 2020
Marty Callaghan, Deputy Director of Claims Services, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs
"Assessing The Process For Determining Presumptive Conditions"
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December 8, 2020
John Kamin, Education & Credentialing Policy Associate, Veterans Employment & Education
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Identifying Congressional and Administration Priorities for the Next Congress: How we can support our Veterans through and after COVID-19."
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December 2, 2020
Jeff Steele, Legislative Associate, Legislative Division
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"A Time for Change: Assessing the Need to Modernize Veteran Eligibility for Care."
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September 16, 2020
Davy Leghorn, Assistant Director, Veterans Employment & Education, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
"Modernizing VA's Medical Supply Chain: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic."
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September 10, 2020
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Pending Legislative"
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September 9, 2020
Katie Purswell, Deputy Director, Health Policy
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
"S. 785: Leading the Way to Comprehensive Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention for Veterans"
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July 23, 2020
Katie Purswell, Deputy Director, Health Policy
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Pending & Draft Legislation"
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July 22, 2020
Katie Purswell, Deputy Director, Health Policy, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Women Veterans Task Force
"Safety for All: Ending Sexual Harassment in the Department of Veterans Affairs."
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May 19, 2020
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health, Women Veterans Task Force
"Resilience and Coping: Mental Health of Women Veterans"
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March 10, 2020
John Kamin, Assistant Director, Veterans Employment & Education, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Pending & Draft Legislation"
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February 27, 2020
Melissa Bryant, Legislative Director, Legislative Division
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget for Fiscal Year 2021"
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February 11, 2020
Melissa Bryant, Legislative Director, Legislative Division
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
"Achieving Health Equity for Minority Veterans"
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February 6, 2020
John Kamin, Assistant Director, Veterans Employment & Education
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Pending & Draft Legislation"
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February 5, 2020
Tammy Barlet, Health Policy Coordinator, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Women Veterans Task Force
"Examining how the Department of Veterans Affairs Supports Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma."
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January 29, 2020
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Caring for Veterans in Crisis: Ensuring a Comprehensive Health System Approach."
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November 20, 2019
Melissa Bryant, Legislative Director, Legislative Division
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"H.R. 3495, The "Improve Well-Being for Veterans Act"
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November 19, 2019
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Further Examining Forever GI Bill Implementation Efforts"
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October 30, 2019
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs
"Preparing for Blue Water Claims - VA Status Update on Implementation."
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October 22, 2019
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs
"Pending & Draft Legislation"
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September 25, 2019
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Toxic Exposure: Examining The Presumptive Disability Decision-making Process"
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September 19, 2019
Gerardo Avila, Deputy Director, Military Boards & Memorial Benefits
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
"Preventing Harm to Veterans: Examining VA's Overpayments and Debt Collection Practices"
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July 17, 2019
John Kamin, Assistant Director, Veterans Employment & Education
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Pending & Draft Legislation"
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July 10, 2019
Davy Leghorn, Assistant Director, Veterans Employment & Education
House Small Business Committee
"Continuing to Serve: From Military to Entrepreneur"
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May 22, 2019
Greg Nembhard, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Pending Legislation"
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May 1, 2019
Chanin Nuntavong, Director, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs
"H.R. 1199, H.R. 1200, H.R. 1126, H.R. 1628, H.R. 1826, a Draft Bill, and H.R. 299 Amended"
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April 30, 2019
Larry Lohmann, Senior Associate, Legislative Division
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2020"
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April 29, 2019
The American Legion, Statement for the Record
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"Tragic Trends: Suicide Prevention Among Veterans."
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April 9, 2019
John Kamin, Credentialing and Education Policy Associate, Veterans Employment & Education
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
"Pending & Draft Legislation"
"H.R. 95, H.R. 444, H.R. 1448, H.R. 1718, and Draft Legislation"

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April 3, 2019
Larry Lohmann, Senior Associate, Legislative Division
House Veterans' Affairs Committee
"U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2020"
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February 7, 2019
Davy Leghorn, Assistant Director, Veterans Employment & Education
House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access
"Exploring Challenges and Opportunities of Underserved Businesses in the 21st Century"
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