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    Veterans Mental Health Care

    The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing to examine and identify mental health challenges within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, including increasing…

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    Veterans Affairs Disability Claims

    Witnesses testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' disability claims backlog, and its ability to process complex claims such as traumatic brain injuries. The first panel of…

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    Disabled Veterans

    Officials from the Disabled American Veterans organization outlined their 2014 legislative priorities at a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. In opening…

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    Veterans' Mental Health Care, Daniel Hanson Testimony

    Iraq War veteran Daniel Hanson appeared at a hearing on war veterans' mental health care. He said in his testimony that he spent his disability check on “booze and strip…

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    Treatment for Military Sexual Trauma

    Military sexual assault and trauma victims testified on health care and treatment options available to victims from the military and from Veterans Affairs. Panelists described their…

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    Prosthetics Care for Veterans

    LIVE HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS-SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND
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    V.A. Prosthetics Purchasing
    The hearing will examine how VA defines prosthetic devices, as well as its

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    Impact of Government Shutdown on Veterans

    Eric Shinseki testified on the impact of the government shutdown on services and benefits to military veterans. He said that if the government shutdown continues, about 3.8 million…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Veterans Affairs Budget

    Secretary of Veterans' Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki and other VA officials defended spending increases in the fiscal year 2014 budget request for their department.

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    Veteran Health Care Assistance

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki discussed ways to more effectively reintroduce those in the armed forces back into civilian life. The…

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    Veterans' Burials and National Cemetery Policy

    Witnesses testified at a hearing titled “Honoring the Fallen: How Can We Better Serve America’s Veterans and Their Families?” The hearing focused on the current…

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    Suicides of Veterans

    Department of Veterans Affairs officials testified about charges the department had misled the public about the numbers of suicides committed by active duty personnel and…

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    Prosthetics Care for Veterans

    Witnesses testified about the current capabilities of the Veterans Administration to deliver state-of-the art care to veterans with amputations. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Veterans' Organizations Legislative Priorities

    Witnesses testified on the legislative priorities of veterans' service organizations.
    Senator Lugar introduced James Koutz, the new national commander of the American Legion, who presented…

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    Veterans' Mental Health Care, Panel 2

    Doctors and mental health professionals testified on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other issues facing some returning veterans. Among the topics addressed were
    services…

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    The committee held a full committee health care symposium on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Participants and members talked about improving ways to provide mental health care…

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    Fiscal Year 2010 Veterans Programs Budget Proposals

    A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2010 budget for programs for veterans. Witnesses testified about the $112.8 billion budget for 2010, which was a $15 billion boost from…

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    Veterans' Mental Health Care, Panel 3

    Veterans Administration officials and veteran advocacy group representatives testified on their efforts to fill gaps in mental health treatment for veterans.

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    Veterans Administration Spending Practices

    The Veterans Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing on the issue of overspending at Department of Veterans' Affairs. Witnesses testifed about lapses in competitive bidding, poor…

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    Veterans' Education Issues

    Witnesses testified about an executive order which required colleges to provide more information to veterans, such as the likelihood of military members completing a school’s programs…

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    Persian Gulf War Illnesses

    Witnesses testified about the possible health effects of the drug pyridostigmine bromide (PB) on veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. A recent RAND Corporation study indicated…

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