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LEGISLATION RELATING TO SERVICE-CONNECTED COMPENSATION

FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS (ALL WARS)

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H. J. Res. 234

BILLS RELATING TO SERVICE-CONNECTED COMPENSATION
FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS (ALL WARS)

MARCH 21, 22, AND 23, 1936

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 numbers
lower than those in this hearing refer to other legislation.

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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

EDITH NOURSE ROGERS, Massachusetts ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

PAUL A. FINO, New York FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama

PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado

WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas
LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

E. KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming
GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina EUGENE SILER, Kentucky
GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California
CHARLES C. DIGGS, Jr., Michigan
B. F. SISK, California
JAMES A, HALEY, Florida

OLIVER E. MEADOWS, Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEES

ADMINISTRATION

JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania, Chairman ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

COMPENSATION AND PENSION

W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina, Chairman GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri PAUL A. FINO, New York CHARLES C. DIGGS, JR., Michigan

E. KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas, Chair man ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio B. F. SISK, California

E. ROSS ADAIR, Indiana

HOSPITALS

GEORGE S. LONG, Louisiana, Chairman ELIZABETH KEE, West Virginia

BERNARD W. (PAT) KEARNEY, New York LEO W. O'BRIEN, New York

WILLIAM H. AVERY, Kansas
B. F. SISK, California
JAMES A. HALEY, Florida

HOUSING

ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma, Chairman GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio GEORGE H. CHRISTOPHER, Missouri PHIL WEAVER, Nebraska

INSURANCE

WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado, Chairman JAMES A. BYRNE, Pennsylvania

EUGENE SILER, Kentucky GEORGE A. SHUFORD, North Carolina CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California

SPANISH WAR

FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama, Chairman W. J. BRYAN DORN, South Carolina

PAUL A. FINO, New York WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado

E. KEITH THOMSON, Wyoming

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INDEX

457, 3461

Page
Adair, Hon. E. Ross..

3467
American Legion:
T. 0. Kraabel, national rehabilitation director.

3494–3500, 3520
C. H. Olson, assistant national legislative director..

3493–3494,

3500, 3519, 3521
Dr. H. D. Chapior, medical consultant-

3502-3514, 3520–3521
Charles W. Stevens, national rehabilitation service - 3500–3502, 3514–3520
American Medical Association:
Dr. Walter B. Martin, past president.-

3523–3527, 3531, 3533–3534
Dr. Desmond O'Doherty-

3526–3530, 3533–3534
AMVETS, John R. Holden, national legislative director.

3490-3493
Ayres, Hon. William H..

3477
Bradley Commission, VFW answers to at hearing-

3478-3482
Calkins, H. A. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)
Chairman.

3307,
3449, 3451, 3457, 3461, 3463, 3464-3467, 3471-3473, 3476–3478,
3482–3490, 3493–3494, 3510–3511, 3514, 3516, 1319–3520, 3522–

3529, 3531-3535, 3551-3556.
Clark, Omer W. (See Disabled American Veterans.)
Compensation, uniform bill:
Government agencies views..

3422, 3548, 3552
Veterans' organization position..

3465–3466, 3483, 3496, 3516, 3519
Cramer, Hon. William C..

3456-3457
Disabled American Veterans:
Omar W. Clark, legislative director.

3461-3466
Elmer M. Freudenberger, assistant legislative director

:46 -: 464
Edmondson, Hon. Ed..

3451, 3464, 3466
Elliot, Hon. Carl..

3555–3556
Evins, Hon. Joe L.

3467-3470
Fino, Hon. Paul A.

3477
Flood, Hon. Daniel V.

3455–3456
Freudenberger, Elmer M. (See Disabled American Veterans.)
Granahan, Hon. William T.

3454
Haley, Hon. James A.

3478
Healy, A. J., national commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart. 3489–3490
Henderson, Hon. John E.

3449–3451
Holden, John R. (See AMVETS.)
Holt, Hon. Joe..

3453–3454
Johnson, Hon. Lester-

3459
Kearney, Hon. B. W. (Pat).

3486, 3488–3489
Kraab-l, T. O. (See American Legion.)
Kee, Hon. Elizabeth.

3451, 3466, 3486, 3488–3489
Ketchum, Omar B. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)
Long, Hon. George S.

3451, 3487, 3521, 3525–3528, 3533–3534
Matthews, Hon. D. R. (Billy) -

3452
Metcalf, Hon. Lee.-

3451-3542
National Tuberculosis Association, James E. Perkins, director.. 3458–3459
O'Brien, Hon. Leo W..

3466
Olson, C. H. (See American Legion.)
Patman, Hon. Wright...

3459–3460
Pilcher, Hon. John L.

3457-3458
Powers, James E..

3458
Price, John M., editor, Paraplegic News..

3485–3487
Priest, Hon. Percy-

3460
Richter, Elmer. (See Veterans of Foreign Wars.)
Robson, M. S. (See Veterans' Administration.)
Rogers, Hon. Edith Nourse-

3470, 3477, 3482, 3519–3520

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CIBINDING

Page
Seely-Brown, Hon. Horace.

3453
Shapiro, Dr. H. D. (See American Legion.)
Shuford, Hon. George A..

3529
Siler, Hon. Eugene.

3167, 3471, 3478
Smith, Hon. Lawrence H.

3460-3461
Staff director

3451, 3473, 3486–3488
Stevens, Charles W. (See American Legion.)
Strauss, John M., president, National Guard Association.

3487-3488
Teague, Hon. Charles M.

3478, 3490
Thomson, Hon. E. Keith.

3451, 3467, 3478, 3519–3520, 3528-3531, 3553
Veterans' Administration:
Donald C. Knapp, Office of Legislation.

3535-3556
M. S. Robson, Rating Schedule Board.

3554-3555
Veterans of Foreign Wars:
H. A. Calkins, director of rehabilitation..

3472-3473, 3477
Omar B. Ketchum, national legislative director.

3470-3483
Elmer Richter, director of claims.

3473
Wilson, Hon. Earl.

3452

LEGISLATION RELATING TO SERVICE-CONNECTED

COMPENSATION FOR VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS (ALL WARS)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1956

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m., in room 356, Old House Office Building, Hon. Olin E. Teague (chairman) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.

The committee is meeting this morning to hear testimony concerning service-connected compensation for veterans and their dependents.

(The various bills and the explanation of compensation bills are as follows:)

[H. R. 147, 84th Cong., ist sess.) A BILL Relating to compensation for veterans of World War II who have a service-connected or a service.

aggravated tuberculous condition Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person, who, while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States at any time between December 6, 1941, and January 1, 1947, (1) contracted a tuberculous disease of a degree compensable under any law or regulation administered by the Veterans' Administration, or (2) suffered to a compensable degree an aggravation of a tuberculous disease, shall receive for life compensation at a rate not less than the rate provided by law or regulation for a 50 per centum disability incurred in service during World War II.

VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION,
OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS,

Washington 25, D. C., July 6, 1955.
Hon. Olin E. TEAGUE,
Chairman, Committee on Veterans' Affairs,

House of Representatives, Washington 25, D. C. DEAR MR. TEAGUE: Reference is made to your request for a report by the Veterans' Administration on H. R. 340, 84th Congress, a bill to amend paragraph (A) (1) of Public Law No. 662, 79th Congress, chapter 869, 2d session, and for other purposes.

The bill would amend paragraph (A) (1), section 1 of the act of August 8, 1946 (60 Stat. 908; 38 U. S. C. 739), to read as follows:

"That (A) (1) where any veteran having neither wife, child, nor dependent parent is being furnished hospital treatment, institutional or domiciliary care by the Veterans' Administration in any Federal or State institution, including those controlled entirely under State laws such as State soldiers' homes or hospitals wherein the veterans and their wives are cared for, any pension, compensation, or retirement pay otherwise payable shall continue without taxation or reduction for any purpose whatever.”

For the convenience of the committee there is attached hereto a copy of paragraph (A) (1), section 1, of the act of August 8, 1946, new language proposed by the subject bill being italicized and language proposed to be deleted being enclosed in brackets.

From the standpoint of legislative drafting it should be stated that paragraph (A) (2) which is not specifically repealed by the bill is inconsistent with its terms.

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