TAPS - Statements for the Record

 

2021

November 17, 2021
Before the Committee on Oversight and Reform, United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on National Security, Hearing on Mental Health and Suicide Among Active Duty Servicemembers, Veterans, And Family Members

  • TAPS Suicide Loss Support
  • Survivors' Insights on Mental Health and Suicide

 

October 20, 2021
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Hearing on Pending Legislation

  • H.R. 2827, Captain James C. Edge Gold Star Spouse Equity Act
  • H.R. 3402, Caring for Survivors Act of 2021
  • H.R. 3793, Supporting Families of the Fallen Act
  • H.R. 4191, Gold Star Spouses Non-Monetary Benefits Act
  • Legislation to extend increased Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

 

October 13, 2021
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Health, Hearing on Pending Legislation

  • H.R. 5029, Expanding The Families of Veterans Access to Mental Health Services Act
  • Suicide Postvention Care for Families
  • Survivors Insights on Mental Health and Suicide
  • Survivor Support Included in VA Core Policies and Services

 

September 21, 2021
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Hearing On Pending Legislation

  • Fry Scholarship Enhancement Act (Draft Text)
  • Draft - Chapter 35 for High School Students
  • Draft - Childcare Vouchers
  • Draft - EDU Transfer

 

May 5, 2021
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives, Full Committee Legislative Hearing

  • Toxic Exposure Legislation

 

April 28, 2021
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States Senate, Hearing on Pending Legislation

  • Ensuring Survivor Benefits During Covid-19 Act Of 2021 (S.89)
  • Aid and Attendance Support Act of 2021 (S.219)
  • Caring For Survivors Act Of 2021 (S.976)
  • Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act (S.1095)
  • Fry Scholarship Enhancement Act (S.1096)
  • Caring For Survivors Act Of 2021 (S.976)
  • Toxic Exposure Legislation

 

April 14, 2021
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

  • Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021
  • Chapter 35 Delimiting Date
  • Modern Information Technology System

 

March 10, 2021
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States Senate, "Military Toxic Exposures: The Human Consequences of War"

  • Understanding Illnesses That May Result from Toxic Exposure

 

2020

December 9, 2020
Before the Subcommittee On Disability and Memorial Affairs Committee On Veterans' Affairs, United States House of Representatives, "The Toxic World of Presumptive Service Connection Determinations: Why Should Our Veterans Wait?"

  • Understanding Illnesses That May Result from Toxic Exposure

 

December 8, 2020
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives

  • Allow Surviving Spouses to Maintain Education Benefits Upon Remarriage
  • Guarantee In- State tuition for Chapter 35 recipients
  • Eligibility for Survivors who fall in the 120 Day REFRAD period for the Fry Scholarship
  • Increase IT Funding for the Veterans Benefits Administration

 

2019

October 22, 2019
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives

  • H.R 1911- SFC Brian Woods Gold Star & Military Spouses Act
  • Remarried Surviving Military Spouses
  • Surviving Military Spouses Who Remarry After Age 57
  • Unremarried Surviving Military Spouses
  • Hold Yourself Out to be Married
  • Access to Children’s Medical Records
  • Maintaining Education Benefits After Remarriage

 

July 29, 2019
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives

  • Title 38, Amend to Improve Educational Assistance Programs
  • H.R. 2227, Amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) for Spouses
  • Direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Study the Link Between Certain Economic Factors and Veteran Suicides

 

April 9, 2019
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives

  • Discussion Draft - Guard & Reserve
  • Discussion Draft - In-State Tuition
  • Discussion Draft - Transition Assistance
  • Discussion Draft - Definition of Dependents
  • Discussion Draft - 4th Administration, VETOPP Act

 

2018

November 15, 2018
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives

  • Forever GI Bill Issues and Suggested Actions

 

March 20, 2018
Before the Committee On Veterans Affairs, United States House of Representatives, Subcommittee On Economic Opportunity

  • Implementation Challenges of Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017
  • H.R. 1206: Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of 2017
  • H.R. 3940: Veterans Education Disaster Assistance Act
  • H.R. 3023: Eliminate the Authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Pay Reporting Fees to Educational Institutions

 

2017

July 17, 2017
Before the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, United States House of Representatives

  • Working to Improve the GI Bill and the Fry Scholarship
  • Expansion of the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Waiver for Distribution of the Transferred Post -9/11 GI Bill Benefits
  • Improve Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) and other Educational Benefits
  • Elimination of Time Limitation for Use of Entitlement

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