Past Testimonies

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

June 23, 2021 - the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


June 16, 2021 - Roscoe Butler, Associate Legislative Director, on behalf of the Independent Budget testifies before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee: “Review of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget and 2023 Advance Appropriations Requests for the Department of Veterans Affairs." Hearing and written testimony available here.

June 9, 2021 - Independent Budget testifies before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee: "A System to Better Serve America's Veterans: Investing in VA's Infrastructure." Hearing and written testimony available here.


June 8, 2021 - Roscoe Butler, Associate Legislative Director, on behalf of the Independent Budget testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee: “U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2022." Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


April 28, 2021 - Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Pending Legislation.


‚ÄčApril 21, 2021 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: Pending Legislation.

April 15, 2021 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health: Pending Legislation.


April 14, 2021 - Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity: Pending Legislation.


March 18, 2021 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Beyond Deborah Sampson: Improving Healthcare for America’s Women Veterans in the 117th Congress


March 9, 2021 - Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies: Challenges Facing Veterans in Accessing Fertility Services.


March 4, 2021 - David Zurfluh, National President of PVA, testifies before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Committees on Veteran's Affairs.


December 8, 2020 - Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs: Supporting our Veterans Through and After COVID19.


December 2, 2020 - Roscoe Butler, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Assessing the Need to Modernize Veteran Eligibility for Care.


September 30, 2020 - Roscoe Butler, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on behalf of The Independent Budget: MISSION Critical: Assessing Community Care Wait Times.
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September 10, 2020 - Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Pending Legislation.
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August 28, 2020 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Coordinating Transition Resources.
July 23, 2020 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Pending Legislation.
July 22, 2020 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, Women Veteran Task Force Hearing: Safety for All: Ending Sexual Harassment in The Department of Veterans Affairs. 
July 21, 2020 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Hearing: Getting Veterans Back to Work After Covid-19.
July 17, 2020 - Shaun Castle, Deputy Executive Director, testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee about The Impact of Covid-19 on Social Security and Its Beneficiaries.
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July, 16, 2020 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Hearing: Pending Legislation.
July 1, 2020 - Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director, participates in House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health Hearing: Veterans’ Access to Reproductive Healthcare.
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June 11, 2020 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Hearing: Assessing VA's Response to The Covid-19 Pandemic: 90 Days Later.
 June 3, 2020 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health: Mission Readiness Hearing: VA’s Preparedness for Natural Disasters During A Pandemic.
May 19, 2020Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director, participates in Women Veterans Task Force Virtual Roundtable: Resilience and Coping: Mental Health of Women Veterans
March 10, 2020 - House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Legislative Hearing: Pending Legislation.
March 3, 2020 - Lee Page, Senior Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation about access to air travel for people with disabilities.
March 3, 2020 - House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health Hearing: The Silver Tsunami: Is VA Ready?
March 3, 2020 - David Zurfluh, National President, testifies before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans' Affairs.
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February 6, 2020 - Morgan Brown, National Legislative Director, testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on Pending Legislation.
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February 5, 2020 - House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations with the Women Veterans Task Force Oversight Hearing: Examining How the Department of Veterans Affairs Supports Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma.