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BILLS TO INCREASE COMPENSATION PAYMENTS TO
SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABLED VETERANS
COMPENSATION AND PENSION.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
H.R. 13799, and Related Bills, H.R. 10505,
H.R. 14086, and H.R. 14865
MAY 23 AND 24, 1972
Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Pages of all hearings are numbered cumulatively to permit a
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1972
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS
OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina
CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California JAMES A. HALEY, Florida
JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania WALTER S. BARING, Nevada
JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York
WILLIAM LLOYD SCOTT, Virginia RAY ROBERTS, Texas
MARGARET M. HECKLER, Massachusetts DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia JOHN M. ZWACH, Minnesota HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey
CHALMERS P. WYLIE, Ohio ROMAN C. PUCINSKI, Illinois
LARRY WINN, JR., Kansas
EARL B. RUTH, North Carolina
OLIVER E. MEADOWS, Staff Director
SUBCOMMITTEES (Chairman and ranking minority member ex officio members of all subcommittees)
COMPENSATION AND PENSION
W. J. BRYAN DORN, Chairman RAY ROBERTS
JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT
JOHN P. SAYLOR
THADDEUS J. DULSKI
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
WILLIAM LLOYD SCOTT
DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Chairman JAMES A. HALEY
JOHN P. SAYLOR WALTER S. BARING
JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT THADDEUS J. DULSKI
WILLIAM LLOYD SCOTT RAY ROBERTS
MARGARET M. HECKLER W. J. BRYAN DORN
JOHN M. ZWACH ROMAN C. PUCINSKI
CHALMERS P. WYLIE G. V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY
LARRY WINN, JR. DON EDWARDS
EARL B. RUTH
CHARLES J. CARNEY, Chairman WALTER S. BARING
MARGARET M. HECKLER RAY ROBERTS
JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III
LARRY WINN, JR. HENRY HELSTOSKI
G. V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY, Chairman LOUISE DAY HICKS
JOHN M. ZWACH
JOHN P. SAYLOR
2380, 2385, 2386, 2388, 2390, 2391, 2393, 2394, 2399,2400, 2402, 2403,
2390, 2394, 2399, 2418, 2425, 2429, 2430, 2432
Jones, Norman D. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)
2385–2387, 2405, 2408, 2417, 2418
Reports on bills.-- 2328–2332, 2364-2367, 2370–2372, 2376, 2377, 2430
Wertz, Terrell M. (See American Legion.)
VETERANS' SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITY
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1972
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to call, in Room 334, Cannon House Office Building, Hon. William Jennings Bryan Dorn, chairman of the subcommittee, presiding.
Mr. DORN. The subcommittee will come to order.
This morning, the Subcommittee on Compensation and Pension is beginning 2 days of hearings on certain bills pertaining to the major veterans' programs within
our purview. We intend to give particular attention to proposals to increase the rates of compensation payable to veterans with service-connected disabilities. These compensation rates were last increased, effective July 1, 1970, by Public Law 91-376. It has been traditional that this committee periodically—usually once during each Congress look into the appropriateness and adequacy of the payments authorized for the service-disabled veterans, a group which merits our prime consideration.
In addition to our consideration of disability compensation increases, the subcommittee has on the agenda several other proposals which are relevant to the compensation and pension programs and which, I understand, generally represent recommendations of the Veterans Administration.
Without objection a list of the bills under consideration, and the text of the bills with agency reports now available, and a history of compensation increase legislation, will be placed in the record at this point.
(The data referred to follow :)
BILLS CONSIDERED SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND PENSION BY NUMBER
Bills to increase rates of disability compensation to service-connected disabled veterans :
H.R. 879. Hon. Spark M. Matsunaga.
H.R. 13799, Hon. Olin E. Teague (for himself, Mr. Teague of California,
H.R. 14736, Hon. Louise Day Hicks.
H.R. 10505, Hon. Olin E. Teague (by request).