Legislative Priorities

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LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

Paralyzed Veterans of America offers a comprehensive look at the priority issues that our organization will advocate for during the first session of the 117th Congress. These issues reflect areas of concern for our members, as both veterans with spinal cord injury or disease and people with disabilities. Additionally, we remain a steadfast advocate for all veterans and all people with disabilities.

2021 POLICY GOALS

  • Improve the VA Health Care System & Available Services 
  • Improve & Protect the Systems & Civil Rights that Support People with Disabilities
  • Improve VA Benefits 

2021 POLICY PAPERS

LEGISLATIVE CHATS SERIES

RESOURCE CENTER

 

RECENT TESTIMONIES

Watch our advocacy work in action by browsing our archive of key testimonies from the PVA Advocacy Team.

May 27, 2021 - Morgan Brown, National Legislative Director, on behalf of the Independent Budget testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee: “Investing in a Better VA: Examining the Role of Infrastructure in Veterans’ Access to Care and Benefits.” Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


May 27, 2021 - Heather Ansley, Associate Executive Director of Government Relations, testifies before the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress “Making the House More Accessible to the Disability Community.” Hearing and written testimony available here.


May 26, 2021 - House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity: “Veteran Employment Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


May 12, 2021 - the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee: “Supporting Disabled Veterans: The State of Claims Processing During and After COVID-19.” Hearing available here.


May 5, 2021 - the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


 

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