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COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

LISTER HILL, Alabama, Chairman PAT MCNAMARA, Michigan

BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona WAYNE MORSE, Oregon

JACOB K, JAVITS, New York RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont JOSEPH S. CLARK, Pennsylvania

JOHN G. TOWER, Texas JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia LEN B. JORDAN, Idaho HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey

QUENTIN N BURDICK, North Dakota 4. CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts

STEWART E. MCCLURE, Chief Clerk
John S. FORSYTHE, General Counsel
MICHAEL J. BERNSTEIN, Minority Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

RALPH YARBOROUGH, Texas, Chairman QUENTIN N. BURDICK, North Dakota LEN B. JORDAN, Idaho EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona

FREDERICK R. BLACKWELL, Counsel to the Subcommittee

CHARLES JOHNSTON, A880ciate Counsel

RAYMOND D. HURLEY, Associate Minority Counsel
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CONTENTS

STATEMENTS

Bartlett, Hon. E. L., a U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska...

Prepared statement-

Bird, Clarence W., director, National Economic Commission, American

Legion, prepared statement

Bland, R. P., Assistant General Counsel, Veterans' Administration, ac-

companied by Dr. Turner Camp, director of clinics; M. W. Bowers,
Department of Medicine and Surgery; and G. A. Keith, Contact and
Foreign Affairs Service, Veterans' Administration --

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Bland, R.P. Assistant General Counsel, Veterans' Administration, ac-

companied by D. C. Knapp, Assistant General Counsel.--

Dervan, John, Director of Loan Guaranty Service, Veterans' Administra-

tion, accompanied by Robert Coon, Loan Guaranty Service; and

R. P. Bland, Assistant General Counsel -

Faulkner, Lt. Col. Norman A., Chief of Legal Assistance, Judge Advocate

General's Office, U.S. Air Force.-.

Fong, Hon. Hiram L., a Senator from the State of Hawaii, prepared state-

ment..

Garvin, Maj. John G., U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense---

Gruening, Hon. Ernest, a Senator from the State of Alaska, prepared

statement.

Huber, Charles L., national director of legislation, accompanied by Irving

Peltz, national service director, Disabled American Veterans ...

Inouye, Hon. Daniel K., a Senator from the State of Hawaii, prepared

statement-

Stover, Francis W., director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of

Foreign Wars of the United States.---

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

House Joint Resolution 9, Legislature of the State of Alaska, 3d legisla-

ture, 1st session.-
Letters from:

P. N. Brownstein, Commissioner, Federal Housing Administration,

to Senator Yarborough, dated March 22, 1963, containing FHA

fact sheet.
Bagwell, John C., General Counsel, Department of Agriculture, to

Senator Yarborough, dated March 21, 1963---
Resolutions adopted at the 63d National Convention of the Veterans of

Foreign Wars of the United States, held at Minneapolis, Minn., August
12–17, 1962:

4-VA hospital and medical program.

39—Abolish 10-F-10a-Admission policy at VA hospitals.

45-Requesting VA hospital in Alaska.

49—Opposing transfer of San Francisco VA outpatient clinic..

53–Hospital and nursing home care for veterans in State veterans

homes

78–Hospital psychiatric beds for New Mexico.

88—VA hospital in Queens or Nassau Counties--

97-Strengthen VA hospital and medical program.

98—Eliminating deans committees..

101-VA facility, White City, Oreg-

222—Protest closing wards, VA hospital, Houston, Tex.----

Telegrams to Senator Bartlett from

Fiorella, Louis F., adjutant, Department of Alaska, VFW..

Moles, Donald L., department commander, Department of Alaska,

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American Legion --

Romick, A. H., commissioner of commerce, Juneau, Alaska..

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MISCELLANEOUS VETERANS' BILLS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1962

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS OF THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a.m., in room 1114, New Senate Office Building, Senator Ralph Yarborough (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Senators Yarborough, Burdick, Kennedy, and Jordan of Idaho.

Subcommittee staff members present: Stewart E. McClure, chief clerk; Frederick R. Blackwell, general counsel; Charles Johnston, associate counsel; Raymond Hurley and George Denison, assistant minority counsel.

Senator Y ARBOROUGH. The Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs will come to order.

The hearing testimony this morning will be directed to seven legislative proposals, most of which are not new. Most of these-I think all of them were reported from committee in the last session, but died on the calendar, since there was not time enough to complete action on them. These seven proposals are:

S. 274, to restore to certain veterans in Alaska and Hawaii the right to receive hospital care.

S. 342 and S. 625, providing veterans' medical care through private contract facilities in Alaska and Hawaii.

S. 331, to extend the period during which the Administrator of Veterans Affairs may contract for the hospital and medical care of certain veterans in the Republic of the Philippines.

S. 384, to amend the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, as amended in order to provide increased protection against eviction of dependents of servicemen from premises rented for dwelling purposes.

S. 412, to provide for waiver of indebtedness to the United States in certain cases arising out of default on loans guaranteed or made by the Veterans Administration.

And S. 449, to liberalize the provisions of title 38, United States Code, relating to automobiles for disabled veterans.

The first three of the bills, numbered S. 274, S. 342, and S. 625 are concerned with medical and hospital care to veterans in Hawaii and Alaska. Two of the three bills, S. 342 and S. 625, would provide for medical and hospital care for veterans with non-service-connected disabilities, while the third, S. 274, would provide such care for specified illnesses.

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