The State of the Veterans Benefits Administration

Written by Libby Creagh June 15, 2010 (House Committee on Veterans Affairs)

Opening Statements

* Hon. John J. Hall, Chairman, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs * Hon. Doug Lamborn, Ranking Republican Member, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Witness Testimonies

Panel 1

* Lieutenant General Ronald R. Blanck, USA (Ret.), D.O., Member, Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation * Carol Wild Scott, Chairman, Veterans Law Section, Federal Bar Association * Joseph A. Violante, National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans * Ian C. de Planque, Deputy Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission, American Legion Panel 2

* Richard Paul Cohen, Executive Director, National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. * Molly M. Ames, Rating Veterans Service Representative, Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Office, San Diego, CA, on behalf of American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, and AFGE Veterans Affairs Council * Paul Sullivan, Executive Director, Veterans for Common Sense

Panel 3

* Michael Walcoff, Actiing Under Secretary for Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs * Accompanied By: * Tom Pamperin, Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Policy and Program Management, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs * Diana Rubens, Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Field Operations, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs * Mark A. Bologna, Director, Veterans Benefits Management System, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs * Peter L. Levin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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