Witness our advocacy work in action by browsing our archive of key testimonies from the PVA Advocacy Team.
June 22, 2022 - Julie Howell, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee on pending legislation. Written testimony is available here. Hearing testimony is available here.
June 14, 2022 - Roscoe Butler, Associate Legislative Director, testifies on behalf of the Independent Budget before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on the VA’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2023. Written and hearing testimony is available here.
April 28, 2022 - Morgan Brown, National Legislative Director, testifies on behalf of the Independent Budget before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on the VA’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2023. Written statement is available here. Hearing testimony is available here.
April 27, 2022 - the House Veterans’ Affairs, Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Oversight and Investigation Subcommittees hearing on the VA’s accreditation process for individuals who assist veterans and survivors with VA claims, appeals and related matters. Written statement is available here. Hearing testimony is available here.
March 23, 2022 - the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee: Honoring Our Commitment: Improving VA\\\'s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. Written and hearing testimony is available here.
March 16, 2022 - Roscoe Butler, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Veterans’ Affairs, Health Subcommittee on pending legislation. Written testimony is available here. Hearing testimony is available here.
March 8, 2022 - Charles Brown, PVA National President, testifies before the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on PVA’s 2022 legislative priorities. Written testimony is available here. Hearing testimony is available here.

October 20, 2021- the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


October 20, 2021– the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


October 13, 2021 – the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


February 8, 2021 - the House Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs conducted an oversight hearing entitled, “Honoring Our Promise: Reviewing the Effectiveness of Services for Dependents and Survivors.” Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.
December 7, 2021 - Shaun Castle, Deputy Executive Director, testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Social Security: The Fierce Urgency of Now--Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.

November 17, 2021 - the House Veterans\\\' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and the Subcommittee on Health: Supporting Survivors: Assessing VA\\\'s Military Sexual Trauma Programs. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.

November 17, 2021- the Senate Veterans\\\' Affairs Committee: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.

October 20, 2021- the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


October 20, 2021– the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


October 13, 2021 – the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


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. Youtube: Watch Now
September 10, 2020 - Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Pending Legislation. Youtube: Watch Now
August 28, 2020 - House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Coordinating Transition Resources.

July 27, 2021 - Roscoe Butler, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health: “Aging in Place: Examining Veterans\\\' Access to Home and Community Based Services.” Written testimony available here. Hearing available here.


July 14, 2021 - the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health: Pending Legislation. Written testimony available here.  Hearing available here.
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.
May 5, 2021 - The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee: Pending Legislation. 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 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 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 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.
April 28, 2021 - Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Pending Legislation.
​April 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. Youtube: Watch Now
September 10, 2020 - Maureen Elias, Associate Legislative Director, testifies before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: Pending Legislation. Youtube: Watch Now
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. Youtube: Watch Now
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. Youtube: Watch Now
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. Youtube: Watch Now
February 6, 2020 - Morgan Brown, National Legislative Director, testifies before the House Veterans\\\' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on Pending Legislation. YoutubeWatch Now
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.