Set to return to the Hill next week, the House Veterans Affairs Committee faces a full legislative slate. Two hearings are on the schedule for next week. Tuesday the committee will review a long list of pending legislation. On Wednesday, they will set their focus on the GI Bill.
Tuesday morning will be a heavy legislative day for the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health. They’ll be taking a look at 10 pieces of pending legislation on a wide range of topics, including increased transparency and accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veterans’ treatment courts, and service animals.
On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will be reviewing the GI Bill’s apprenticeship programs, and how those programs are benefiting service members.
On the Senate side, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will be holding a hearing on Wednesday as well. This Senate hearing will be focused on veteran suicide — specifically on what more can be done to prevent veteran suicide. In attendance will be a member of the Office of Inspector General, several veteran and mental health experts, and VA Secretary David Shulkin.
We’ll be keeping eyes and ears on these committee hearings as always to update you on what may affect veterans.
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