Pending Legislation: Hearing Before the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, May 2, 2002

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Page 52 - VA's foremost responsibility is its primary mission of providing medical care to our nation's veterans; however, VA is a unique national resource, and all Americans benefit from its exceptional health-related training and research programs. The VA's Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the nation's largest direct provider of health care services, with over 1,300 facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory care and community-based outpatient clinics, counseling centers, nursing homes, and domiciliary...
Page 79 - ... arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law...
Page 10 - íprotection for individuals called to active duty in any of the military services. The SSCRA suspends certain civil obligations to enable service members to devote full attention to duty. SSCRA protects the individual and family from foreclosures, evictions, and installment contracts for the purchase of real or personal property if the service member's ability to make payments is "materially affected" by the military service. The SSCRA entitles a person called to active duty to reinstatement of...
Page 43 - REQUIREMENTS.— (1) SPECIFIC STATUTORY AUTHORIZATION.— Consistent with section 8(a)(l) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.
Page 19 - The ratings shall be based, as far as practicable, upon the average impairments of earning capacity resulting from such injuries in civil occupations...
Page 53 - ... architecture for a systematic, coordinated, and effective Federal response to a disaster or emergency situation. • Executive Order 12656, Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities, November 1988, charged VA to plan for emergency health care services for...
Page 31 - MR CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE On behalf of the men and women of the Veterans of Foreign...
Page 63 - States the more successfully to fulfill the requirements of the national defense, provision is hereby made to suspend enforcement of civil liabilities, in certain cases, of persons in the military service of the United States in order to enable such persons to devote their entire energy to the defense needs of the Nation...
Page 19 - Concrete Pipe and Products of California, Inc. v. Construction Laborers Pension Trust for Southern California, 113 S.Ct 2264, 2277 (1993), as "holding...
Page 40 - Administrator may pay the actual necessary expense of travel (including lodging and subsistence), or in lieu thereof an allowance based upon mileage traveled, of any person to or from a Veterans...

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