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House Committee Holds Hearing on Women Veterans’ Medical Services

On September 26, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on several bills, including H.R. 93, a bill to provide increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care for women veterans.

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), would require the VA secretary to ensure that “gender-specific services are continuously available at every medical center and community-based outpatient clinic of the [VA].”

The following witnesses testified during the hearing:

  • Debbie Dingell (D-MI);
  • Beto O’Rourke (D-TX);
  • Derek Kilmer (D-WA);
  • Steve King (R-IA);
  • Lloyd Smucker (R-PA);
  • Mike Coffman (R-CO);
  • Steve Stivers (R-OH);
  • Ron DeSantis (R-FL);
  • John Rutherford (R-FL);
  • Harold Kudler, MD, acting assistant deputy under secretary, Health for Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, VA
  • Keronica Richardson, assistant director, Women and Minority Veterans Outreach, National Security Division, The American Legion;
  • Rick Weidman, executive director, Policy and Government Affairs, Vietnam Veterans of America; and
  • Amy Webb, national legislative policy advisor, AMVETS.
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