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PROPOSED VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION BUDGET

FOR FISCAL YEAR 1986

1000

United States. Congrass. House,
Committee on Veterans?

'
Affairs.

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-NINTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

FEBRUARY 20 AND 21, 1985

Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans Affairs

Serial No. 99-3

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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WASHINGTON : 1985

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

G.V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY, Mississippi, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas BOB EDGAR, Pennsylvania

CHALMERS P. WYLIE, Ohio SAM B. HALL, JR., Texas

ELWOOD HILLIS, Indiana DOUGLAS APPLEGATE, Ohio

GERALD B.H. SOLOMON, New York RICHARD C. SHELBY, Alabama

BOB MCEWEN, Ohio DAN MICA, Florida

CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH, New Jersey THOMAS A. DASCHLE, South Dakota DAN BURTON, Indiana WAYNE DOWDY, Mississippi

DON SUNDQUIST, Tennessee LANE EVANS, Illinois

MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, Florida MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio

NANCY LEE JOHNSON, Connecticut ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia

GUY V. MOLINARI, New York TIMOTHY J. PENNY, Minnesota

THOMAS J. RIDGE, Pennsylvania HARLEY O. STAGGERS, JR., West Virginia WILLIAM M. HENDON, North Carolina J. ROY ROWLAND, Georgia

JOHN G. ROWLAND, Connecticut
JOHN BRYANT, Texas
JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey
KENNETH J. GRAY, Illinois
PAUL E. KANJORSKI, Pennsylvania
TOMMY F. ROBINSON, Arkansas

Mack FLEMING, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

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MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

Charts:

Actual and real dollars expended over the last 10 years on veterans'

programs

Veterans' Administration fiscal year 1986 budget...........

Letters:

Chairman Montgomery and Congressman Hammerschmidt to VA Admin-

istrator Walters re intention of VA to proceed with planned reorganiza-

tion of the Department of Veterans Benefits proposed by the President

in his 1986 budget request.

Chairman Montgomery to Hon. David A. Stockman re statement of Mr.

Stockman about the health care of certain veterans

Chairman Montgomery to President Reagan re President's proposal to

tax service-connected veterans' compensation...

Chairman Montgomery and Congressman Hammerschmidt to Secretary

of the Treasury James A. Baker III, re taxation of compensation paid

to service-connected veterans...

Reports:

"Reduction of Operating Costs—Office of Data Management and Telecom-

munications." Submitted by Veterans' Administration..

Average per diem costs nationwide to the VA for 1984 for providing

veteran nursing home care..
"The Challenge to the VA's Health Care System-Portents of the Fiscal

Year 1986 Medical Care Budget,” by Donald L. Custis, M.D..

Statements:

Bilirakis, Hon. Michael, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Florida

Custis, Dr. Donald L., Paralyzed Veterans of America and former Chief

Medical Director, Veterans' Administration....

Written committee questions and their response:

Chairman Montgomery to Veterans' Administration....

Hon. John Paul Hammerschmidt to Veterans' Administration

Hon. Bob Edgar to Veterans' Administration ....

Hon. Douglas Applegate to Veterans' Administration

Hon. Richard Shelby to Veterans' Administration

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