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PENDING NON-SERVICE-CONNECTED

PENSION LEGISLATION

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
COMPENSATION AND PENSION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

MISCELLANEOUS BILLS PROPOSING CHANGES IN

NON-SERVICE-CONNECTED PENSION LAWS

JUNE 12, 13, 14, AND 19, 1973

Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Pages of all hearings are numbered cumulatively to permit a
comprehensive index at the end of the Congress. Page num-
bers lower than those in this hearing refer to other legislation.

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

97-848 O

WASHINGTON : 1973

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

WM. JENNINGS BRYAN DORN, South Carolina, Chairman OLIN E, TEAGUE, Texas

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas JAMES A, HALEY, Florida

JOHN P. SAYLOR, Pennsylvania THADDEUS J. DULSKI, New York

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California RAY ROBERTS, Texas

MARGARET M. HECKLER, Massachusetts DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III, Virginia JOHN M. ZWACH, Minnesota HENRY HELSTOSKI, New Jersey

CHALMERS P. WYLIE, Ohio DON EDWARDS, California

ELWOOD HILLIS, Indiana G. V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY,

JOSEPH J. MARAZITI, New Jersey Mississippi

JAMES ABDNOR, South Dakota CHARLES J. CARNEY, Ohio

ROBERT J. HUBER, Michigan
GEORGE DANIELSON, California

WILLIAM F. WALSH, New York
ELLA T. GRASSO, Connecticut
LESTER L. WOLFF, New York
JACK BRINKLEY, Georgia
CHARLES WILSON, Texas

OLIVER E. MEADOWS, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEES
COMPENSATION AND PENSION

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Chairman
RAY ROBERTS

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT G. V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY

JOHN P. SAYLOR JACK BRINKLEY

CHALMERS P. WYLIE

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

OLIN E. TEAGUE
DON EDWARDS
GEORGE E. DANIELSON
ELLA T. GRASSO
LESTER L. WOLFF
JACK BRINKLEY
CHARLES WILSON

HENRY HELSTOSKI, Chairman

MARGARET M. HECKLER
JOHN M. ZWACH
CHALMERS P. WYLIE
JOSEPH J. MARAZITI
JAMES ABDNOR
ROBERT J. HUBER
WILLIAM F. WALSH

HOSPITALS

DAVID SATTERFIELD III, Chairman OLIN E. TEAGUE

JOHN P. SAYLOR JAMES A. HALEY

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT THADDEUS J. DULSKI

CHARLES M. TEAGUE RAY ROBERTS

MARGARET M. HECKLER G. V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY

JOHN M. ZWACH DON EDWARDS

CHALMERS P. WYLIE CHARLES J. CARNEY

ELWOOD HILLIS GEORGE E. DANIELSON

JOSEPH J. MARAZITI ELLA T. GRASSO

JAMES ABDNOR LESTER L. WOLFF

ROBERT J. HUBER
HENRY HELSTOSKI

WILLIAM F. WALSH
JACK BRINKLEY
CHARLES WILSON

HOUSING

CHARLES J. CARNEY, Chairman RAY ROBERTS

ELWOOD HILLIS DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III

MARGARET M. HECKLER HENRY HELSTOSKI

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT DON EDWARDS

ROBERT J. HUBER CHARLES WILSON

WILLIAM F. WALSH

INSURANCE

G. V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY, Chairman ELLA T. GRASSO

JOHN M. ZWACH THADDEUS J. DULSKI

JOHN P. SAYLOR DAVID E. SATTERFIELD III

ELWOOD HILLIS CHARLES J. CARNEY

JOSEPH J. MARAZITI GEORGE E. DANIELSON

JAMES ABDNOR

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CONTENTS

American Legion :

Golembieski, Edward H., Director, National Veterans Affairs and Re- Page

habilitation Commission.---

1154-1159, 1162–1168

Mattingly, Charles E., Deputy Director, National Legislative Com-

mission

1154, 1155

Resolutions

1159–1162

AMVETS: Hartley, Roney F., National Service and Legislative Direc-

tor

1168–1170

Anderson, Hon. Glenn M.

1273, 1274, 1347, 1348

Annunzio, Hon. Frank--

1276, 1277

Army, Department of:

Regulation, correction of military discharge--

1237-1239

Report on H.R. 4382..

692-693

Baker, Hon. La Mar..

1268, 1269

Bennett, Hon. Charles E..

1329-1331

Bevill, Hon. Tom.---

1309, 1310

Biaggi, Hon. Mario...

1313, 1314

Bingham, Hon. Jonathan..

1307, 1308

Blackburn, Hon. Ben B.

1284

Blatnik, Hon. John A..

1332, 1333

Blinded Veterans Association : Ward, Robert C., National President. 1170

Brademan, Hon. John---

1293, 1924

Breaux, Hon. John B.

1345, 1346, 1365

Brinkley, Hon. Jack..

1153, 1154, 1204, 1205

Broyhill, Hon. James T.

1321, 1322

Buchanan, Hon. John H., Jr.

1328, 1329

Burke, Hon. J. Herbert.

1291, 1292

Burke, Hon. James A.-

1324-1326

Byron, Hon. Goodloe E.

1337

Carney, Hon. Charles J.

1294

Clancy, Hon. Donald D.

1259, 1260

Clausen, Hon. Don H..

1343, 1344

Cleveland, Hon. James C-----

1326, 1327

Cohen, Hon. William S..

1339, 1340
Collier, Hon. Harold R.

1300, 1301
Committee Staff :
Knapp, Donald C., Counsel...

1169, 1234
Meadows, Oliver E., Staff Director - 1147, 1148, 1151, 1152, 1182, 1183
Compensation and Pension Subcommittee (See Subcommittee on Compen-

sation and Pension.)

Conte, Hon. Silvio 0.---

1327, 1328

Corman, Hon. James C--

1335

Davis, Hon. John W.

1318, 1319

Delaney, Hon. James J-----

1306

Denholm, Hon. Frank E.

1260-1262

Disabled American Veterans: Huber, Charles L., National Director of

Legislation

1171, 1172

Drinan. Hon. Robert F.

1290, 1291

Dulski, Hon. Thaddeus J-.

1354–1356

Edwards, Hon. Jack.--

1354

Esch, Hon. Marvin L.

1311

Flowers, Hon. Walter.

1327

Ford, Hon. William D.

1278, 1279

Forsythe, Hon. Edwin B.---

1278

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