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Y 4.064/3:98-53
STATUS OF THE COMPENSATION PROGRAM OF THE

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS BENEFITS, VETER-
ANS' ADMINISTRATION

SRD
LIBRARIES

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COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS

G.V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY, Mississippi, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas BOB EDGAR, Pennsylvania

CHALMERS P. WYLIE, Ohio SAM B. HALL, JR., Texas

ELWOOD HILLIS, Indiana DOUGLAS APPLEGATE, Ohio

GERALD B.H. SOLOMON, New York MARVIN LEATH, Texas

BOB MCEWEN, Ohio RICHARD C. SHELBY, Alabama

CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH, New Jersey DAN MICA, Florida

DENNY SMITH, Oregon THOMAS A. DASCHLE, South Dakota PHIL GRAMM, Texas WAYNE DOWDY, Mississippi

DAN BURTON, Indiana MATTHEW G. MARTINEZ, California

DON SUNDQUIST, Tennessee LANE EVANS, Illinois

MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, Florida
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio

NANCY LEE JOHNSON, Connecticut
FRANK HARRISON, Pennsylvania
ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia
TIMOTHY J. PENNY, Minnesota
HARLEY O. STAGGERS, JR., West Virginia
J. ROY ROWLAND, Georgia
JIM SLATTERY, Kansas
JOHN BRYANT, Texas
JAMES J. FLORIO, New Jersey

MACK FLEMING, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION, PENSION, AND INSURANCE

DOUGLAS APPLEGATE, Ohio, Chairman SAM B. HALL, JR., Texas

BOB MCEWEN, Ohio THOMAS A. DASCHLE, South Dakota CHALMERS P. WYLIE, Ohio MATTHEW G. MARTINEZ, California

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas G.V. MONTGOMERY, Mississippi

DENNY SMITH, Oregon
MARVIN LEATH, Texas

DAN BURTON, Indiana
RICHARD C. SHELBY, Alabama
DAN MICA, Florida
WAYNE DOWDY, Mississippi

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CONTENTS

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WITNESSES

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Arthurs, Jean, legislative director, National Association of Military Widows ....

Prepared statement of Mrs. Arthurs....
Derrington, C. Earl, Jr., national commander, Ex-Prisoners of War...

Prepared statement of Mr. Derrington ......

Hagan, John W., Jr., Deputy Chief Benefits Director, Veterans' Administra-

tion.

Prepared statement of Mr. Hagan

Heilman, John F., national legislative director, Disabled American Veterans ...

Prepared statement of Mr. Heilman

Houston, Col. Herbert M., director of legislation, Veterans of World War I,

Inc.

Prepared statement of Colonel Houston
Jackson, Charles R., national veterans service director, the Non Commis-
sioned Officers of the United States of America....

Prepared statement of Mr. Jackson.....

Moran, Bob, associate legislative director, Paralyzed Veterans of America, on

behalf of R. Jack Powell, executive director, Paralyzed Veterans of America

Prepared statement of Mr. Powell.

Partridge, Charles C., legislative counsel, National Association for Uniformed

Services

Prepared statement of Mr. Partridge..

Schwab, Donald H., director, national legislative service, Veterans of Foreign

Wars of the United States ...

Prepared statement of Mr. Schwab

Sharpe, Ellsworth L., immediate past national president, Blinded Veterans
Association.........

Prepared statement of Mr. Sharpe
Wanamaker, John F., deputy director, legislative affairs, the Retired Officers
Association.........

Prepared statement of Mr. Wanamaker.

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