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SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY

COMPENSATION HEARING

4 - JUL10 Copy

1972

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS/

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 3338, S. 3344, S. 3074, and S. 1564

MARCH 29, 1972

Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

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WASHINGTON : 1972

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

VANCE HARTKE, Indiana, Chairman HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming HAROLD E. HUGHES, Iowa.

ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont ALAN CRANSTON, California

WILLIAM B. SAXBE, Ohio

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia, Chairman JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming HAROLD E. HUGHES, Iowa

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina (II)

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1972

CONTENTS

Page

Opening statement of Hon. Herman E. Talmadge, Chairman of the Sub-

committee on Compensation and Pensions---

Bill S. 3338, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of.

Agency reports of :

Veterans' Administration.--

Office of Management and Budget-

Bill S. 3344, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of.

Veterans' Administration transmittal letter to the President of the

Senate, with enclosure_-

Veterans' Administration report of---

Office of Management and Budget--

Bill S. 3074, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of.

Veterans' Administration transmittal letter to the President of the

Senateca

Veterans' Administration report of..

Bill S. 1564, as referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs :

Text of.-
Agency reports of :

Veterans' Administration.--.

Office of Management and Budget.

Statement of

Hon. Daniel K. Inouye, a U.S. Senator from the State of Hawaii.---

Olney B. Owen, Chief Benefits Director, Vetetrans' Administration,

accompanied by J. C. Peckarsky, Deputy Chief Director; J. T.

Taaffe, Jr., Director, Compensation, Pension, and Education

Service; Louis A. Townsend, Deputy Director of Policy ; Frank B.

Williams, Deputy Director of Program Administration ; Robert J.

Dewey, Assistant Deputy Director of Policy, Planning, and Budget-

ing; John E. Kerby, Assistant General Counsel ; and Howard Bern-

stein, Assistant General Counsel, Veterans' Administration --

Charles L. Huber, national director of legislation, Disabled American

Veterans, accompanied by William Gardiner and William Flaherty,

DAV.

Michael W. Burns, executive director, Paralyzed Veterans of America.

David L. Schnair, national service officer, Blinded Veterans Associa-

tion, accompanied by Robert Carter, executive director---

Herald Stringer, director, national legislative commission, The

American Legion, accompanied by E: H. Golembieski, director,

veterans' affairs and rehabilitation commission.--

Francis W. Stover, director, national legislative service, Veterans of

Foreign Wars of the United States.

Herbert M. Houston, director, national legislative service of Veterans

of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc., accompanied by J. B. Koch,

national commander, and Floyd Henderson and Dallas Halverstadt-

Written statement of -

E. H. Golembieski, director, The American Legion, national veterans'

affairs and rehabilitation commission.---

Francis W. Stover, director, national legislative service, Veterans of

Foreign Wars of the United States...

Leon Sanchez, national service and legislative director, American

Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam..

(III)

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