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VETERANS DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND SURVIVOR

BENEFITS ACT OF 1977

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
COMPENSATION AND PENSION
d States. Congress, OF THE
senate.
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS.

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 1703, and Related Bills

JUNE 21, 1977

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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

ALAN CRANSTON, California, Chairman HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia

ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia STROM THURMOND, South Carolina RICHARD (DICK) STONE, Florida CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming JOHN A. DURKIN, New Hampshire SPARK M. MATSUNAGA, Hawaii

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND PENSION

HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia, Chairman

SPARK M. MATSUNAGA, Hawaii, Vice Chairman JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming JOHN A. DURKIN, New Hampshire

ROBERT T. STAFFORD, Vermont

(II)

BD 24 6 nr 78

CONTENTS

21

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

committee on ompensation and Pension of the Committee on Veterans' Pago

Affairs

1

Bill S. 1703, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of..

3

Introductory statement of author, Senator Talmadge, excerpt from the

Congressional Record, June 16, 1977---

9

Bill S. 1642, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of.-.

Introductory statement of author, Chairman Alan Cranston, excerpt

from the Congressional Record, June 8, 1977..

17

Bill S. 1141, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of..

19

Introductory statement of author, Senator Stone, excerpt from the

Congressional Record, March 28, 1977----

20

Agency report of the Veterans' Administration (No. 30, June 17,

1977)

Bill S. 13, as referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs :

Text of

23

Agency report of the Veterans' Administration (No. 33, June 20,

1977

Text of bill s. 379, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs -- 29

Veterans' Administration transmittal letters (draft bills) to the President

of the Senate:

Report No. 11, April 18, 1977--

32

Report No. 19, May 16, 1977-.

37

Report No. 36, June 20, 1977---

43

An act H.R. 1862, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of

48

House of Representatives Report No. 95–356, to accompany H.R.

1862, May 23, 1977--

54

Agency report of the Veterans' Administration (No. 32, June 20,

1977)

An act H.R. 6501, as referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of_

81

House of Representatives Report No. 95–357, to accompany H.R.

6501, May 23, 1977-

83

Agency report of the Veterans' Administration (No. 31, June 17,
1977)

89

An act H.R. 7345, as referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs :

Text of..

91

House of Representatives Report No. 95–411, to accompany H.R.

7345, June 14, 1977--

98

Testimony of—

J. C. Peckarsky, Director of Compensation and Pension Service, ac-

companed by John Mears, Assistant General Counsel, and John Wis-

niewski, Deputy Director of Compensation and Pension Service,

Veterans' Administration.-

147

C. Dennis McClure, National Service and Legislative Director,

AMVETS

171

John R. Todd, Legislative Director, Blinded Veterans Association---

175

William B. Gardiner, National Director of Legislation, Disabled

American Veterans -

177

Larry W. Roffee, Jr., Legislative Director, Paralyzed Veterans of

America, Inc---

185

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