SPEAKER INDEX    CONTENTS   INSERTS   
A'ZERA          77  
BERKLEY         41     43  
BILIRAKIS       50     51     52     53     66     84     91     92  
CHAIRMAN         1      3      4      7     10     13     14     17     21  
                22     23     26     29     33     36     41     44     45  
                48     50     53     55     56     58     60     61     62  
                66     67     69     70     71     74     77     80     82  
                83     84     85     87     90     92  
DOYLE           23     24     26     60     61     83  
EVANS            2      8      9     10     56     57     58     70  
EVERETT         11     12     13  
FILNER          13     14     15     16     17     58     59  
GORMAN          74  
GUTIERREZ       48  
KIZER            9     10     12     22     25     32     33     34     35  
                36     39     40     54     60     61     63     64     65  
LAHOOD          44  
MANSFIELD       71  
PETERSON        30     32  
QUINN           26     27     28     29  
RAPP             7     68  
REYES           37     38     40  
RHEA            86  
RODRIGUEZ       46  
SHOWS           33     61     62     83  
SMITH           53     54     55     67     68     69     84  
SNYDER          33     34     35     36     63     83  
STEADMAN        70     80     82     85  
STEARNS         17     18     19     20     21     22  
THOMPSON        17     29     38     65  
WEST             4      7      8     11     13     14     15     16     17  
                18     19     20     21     22     24     25     27     28  
                32     35     38     39     40     41     43     44     47  
                51     52     53     54     55     56     57     58     59  
                62     65     67     68     69  
WILLIAMS        88     91     92  

CONTENTS    SPEAKERS   INSERTS   
OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN STUMP
                                                                 PAGE     1

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. LANE EVANS, RANKING DEMOCRATIC MEMBER, COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE     2

STATEMENT OF HON. TOGO D. WEST, JR., SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE     4

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. TERRY EVERETT
                                                                 PAGE    11

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. BOB FILNER
                                                                 PAGE    14

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. CLIFF STEARNS
                                                                 PAGE    17

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. MICHAEL F. DOYLE
                                                                 PAGE    22

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. JACK QUINN
                                                                 PAGE    26

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. COLLIN C. PETERSON
                                                                 PAGE    29

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. VIC SNYDER
                                                                 PAGE    33

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. SILVESTRE REYES
                                                                 PAGE    37

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. SHELLEY BERKLEY
                                                                 PAGE    41

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. RAY LAHOOD
                                                                 PAGE    44

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. CIRO D. RODRIGUEZ
                                                                 PAGE    46

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. LUIS V. GUTIERREZ
                                                                 PAGE    48

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. CHRISTOPHER H. SMITH
                                                                 PAGE    53

STATEMENTS OF GORDON H. MANSFIELD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA; DAVID W. 
GORMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS; VERONICA A'ZERA, NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE 
DIRECTOR, AMVETS; AND KENNETH A. STEADMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
                                                                 PAGE    70

STATEMENT OF GORDON H. MANSFIELD
                                                                 PAGE    71

STATEMENT OF DAVID W. GORMAN
                                                                 PAGE    74

STATEMENT OF VERONICA A'ZERA
                                                                 PAGE    77

STATEMENT OF KENNETH A. STEADMAN
                                                                 PAGE    80

STATEMENTS OF LARRY D. RHEA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS, NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS 
ASSOCIATION, AND ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL MILITARY VETERANS ALLIANCE; AND CARROLL WILLIAMS, 
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL VETERANS AFFAIRS AND REHABILITATION COMMISSION, THE AMERICAN LEGION
                                                                 PAGE    85

STATEMENT OF LARRY D. RHEA
                                                                 PAGE    86

STATEMENT OF CARROLL WILLIAMS
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