Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for December 10 - December 14.
The following event is open to the press:
WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
WHAT: “Is VA Ready for Full Implementation of Appeals Reform?”
WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018
WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here.
Background: During this hearing, the full committee will examine the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) readiness to fully implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. Specifically, the committee will discuss whether the Secretary is prepared to certify in January 2019 that the Department is ready to carry out the new appeals system and timely address both new and legacy appeals. Alternatively, if the Department is not prepared to carry out the new appeals system, the hearing will discuss the timeline for the Department to confirm that it has the resources, personnel, office space, procedures, and information technology required to carry out the new appeals system.