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HEARING ON OPERATIONS WITHIN THE COMPENSATION

AND PENSION SERVICE USING GPRA PRINCIPLES, ON
THE PROCESSING OF PERSIAN GULF WAR CLAIMS, AND
VA'S PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO LIMIT THE LIABILITY
FOR SMOKING-RELATED ILLNESSES

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Printed for the use of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Serial No. 105-8

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

43–213 CC

WASHINGTON : 1997

For sale by the U.S. Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402

ISBN 0-16-055510-8

COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS

BOB STUMP, Arizona, Chairman CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH, New Jersey LANE EVANS, Illinois MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, Florida

JOSEPH P. KENNEDY II, Massachusetts FLOYD SPENCE, South Carolina

BOB FILNER, California TERRY EVERETT, Alabama

LUIS V. GUTIERREZ, Illinois STEVE BUYER, Indiana

SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia JACK QUINN, New York

JAMES E. CLYBURN, South Carolina SPENCER BACHUS, Alabama

CORRINE BROWN, Florida CLIFF STEARNS, Florida

MICHAEL F. DOYLE, Pennsylvania DAN SCHAEFER, Colorado

FRANK MASCARA, Pennsylvania JERRY MORAN, Kansas

COLLIN C. PETERSON, Minnesota JOHN COOKSEY, Louisiana

JULIA CARSON, Indiana ASA HUTCHINSON, Arkansas

SILVESTRE REYES, Texas
J.D. HAYWORTH, Arizona

VIC SNYDER, Arkansas
HELEN CHENOWETH, Idaho
RAY LA HOOD, Illinois

CARL D. COMMENATOR, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON BENEFITS

JACK QUINN, New York, Chairman DAN SCHAEFER, Colorado

BOB FILNER, California J.D. HAYWORTH, Arkansas

FRANK MASCARA, Pennsylvania RAY LA HOOD, Illinois

SILVESTRE YES, Texas

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CONTENTS

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OPENING STATEMENTS

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Non Commissioned Officers Association

Written committee questions and their responses:

Chairman Quinn to Department of Veterans Affairs

Chairman Quinn to Disabled American Veterans

Congressman Evans to Disabled American Veterans

Chairman Quinn to The American Legion

Congressman Evans to The American Legion

Chairman Quinn to Vietnam Veterans of America

Chairman Quinn to Veterans of Foreign Wars

Congressman Filner to Veterans of Foreign Wars

Congressman Filner to Non Commissioned Officers Association

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