06 May 2015

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Repeats C-123 Support During Under Secretary for Health Administration Confirmation Hearing

At yesterday's confirmation hearing for the next Under Secretary for Health Administration, members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee restated their support for C-123 veterans' claims and solicited the nominee's support as well. At the 51:28 minute mark, Senator Blumenthal begins his discussion. Senators Brown and Blumenthal both stressed the importance of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs acting via his own authority rather than postponing any action through his demand for a legislative approach.

Blumenthal: "Nothing will be a test of your effectiveness in this job more than to have that policy (of forbidding C-123 claim approvals) reversed."

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