SPEAKER INDEX    CONTENTS   INSERTS   
BOOSS           21     22     24     26     29     36     37  
BRINCK           2  
EPLEY           10     11     12     13     24     25     26     35     36  
                43     44     45     46     49  
EVANS            7  
FILNER           5      9     11     12     22     25     26     27     32  
                33     43     44     45     46     47     48     49  
FRASURE         53  
HOFFMAN         29     30     31     32  
LAHOOD           8  
MASCARA          8     47     48  
PUGLISI         54     61  
QUINN            1      2      4      7      8      9     10     11     12  
                13     15     19     21     24     25     28     29     30  
                31     32     34     37     38     39     43     46     47  
                48     49  
REDMOND         50     57     61     62  
REYES           13     34     36     37     48  
RIDLEY          57  
RODRIGUEZ       28  
RUSSO           50  
SULLIVAN        37     38     39     43     45     46  
VARNEY          19     26     27     33  
WANNEMACHER    57  
WRIGHT          16     28     29     31  

CONTENTS    SPEAKERS   INSERTS   
OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. CHAIRMAN QUINN
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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. BOB FILNER
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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. LANE EVANS, RANKING DEMOCRATIC MEMBER, FULL COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' 
AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE     7

STATEMENT OF ROBERT J. EPLEY, DIRECTOR, COMPENSATION AND PENSION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS 
AFFAIRS; ACCOMPANIED BY TERESA L. WRIGHT, M.D., CHIEF, GASTROENTEROLOGY SECTION, SAN FRANCISCO 
VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL CENTER; NILS R. VARNEY, Ph.D., DIRECTOR OF TRAINING, IOWA CITY VA 
MEDICAL CENTER, AND JOHN BOOSS, M.D., NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF NEUROLOGY, VA CONNECTICUT HEALTH CARE 
SYSTEM, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE    10

STATEMENT OF ROBERT J. EPLEY
                                                                 PAGE    10

STATEMENT OF TERESA L. WRIGHT, M.D.
                                                                 PAGE    16

STATEMENT OF NILS R. VARNEY
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STATEMENT OF JOHN BOOSS, M.D.
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STATEMENT OF PAUL SULLIVAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GULF WAR RESOURCE CENTER
                                                                 PAGE    38

STATEMENT OF WILLIAM F. RUSSO, ESQUIRE, DIRECTOR, VETERANS BENEFIT PROGRAM, VIETNAM VETERANS OF 
AMERICA; WILLIAM T. FRASURE, SPECIAL ASSISTANT, NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE SERVICE, VETERANS OF FOREIGN 
WARS OF THE UNITED STATES; MATTHEW L. PUGLISI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, NATIONAL VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND 
REHABILITATION, THE AMERICAN LEGION; PHIL RIDLEY, LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT, DISABLED AMERICAN 
VETERANS, AND DICK WANNEMACHER, ASSOCIATE NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR, DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
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STATEMENT OF WILLIAM F. RUSSO
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STATEMENT OF WILLIAM T. FRASURE
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STATEMENT OF MATTHEW L. PUGLISI
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STATEMENT OF PHIL RIDLEY
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