SPEAKER INDEX    CONTENTS   INSERTS   
BILIRAKIS        7      9     33     34     35     36     37     38     45  
                46     47     48     49     71     72     73     74     75  
                76     77     78     79     87     88    113    116    117  
               118    119    125  
BILLIK          94     99    100    101    102    103    104    106    107  
               108    109    110    111    112    113    114    115  
BUYER            5  
CAPPELLO        97    105    122    123    124  
CLARK           91    115    117    118    119  
CLYBURN          3     15     27     28     29     30     31     40     41  
                42     43     44     45     57     58     59     60     61  
                62     63    106    107    108    109    110  
DOYLE            9     49     79     81     82     88     89    121    122  
               123  
EVERETT          1      5      6      7      9     11     12     13     14  
                15     16     17     20     22     23     24     25     26  
                31     33     36     38     39     40     45     49     50  
                52     53     54     55     56     57     61     64     69  
                70     71     78     79     83     84     85     87     88  
                90     91     94     97     99    100    101    102    103  
               104    105    110    111    114    115    116    117    118  
               120    124    125  
MASCARA          6     31     32     33     45     65     66     67     68  
                69     70     71     81     86     87    111    112    113  
               114    115    123    124  
MERRIMAN        50     52     53     54     57     58     63     65     66  
                67     68     69     70     71     72     73     74     75  
                76     77     78     81     83     84     85     86     87  
                88  
REGAN           54     55     56     58     59     60     61     62     76  
SANFORD         12     13     14     15     17  
SMITH           20     22     23     24     25     26     27     28     32  
                33     34     35     37     38     39     40     42     43  
                44     45     46     47     48     49  
STALEY          58     66     68     71     75     81     84     87     88  
                89  
TRUESDELL       17     24     26     27     28     29     30     31     32  
                33     34     35     36     37     38     40     41     42  
                43     47     48     49  

CONTENTS    SPEAKERS   INSERTS   
OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN EVERETT
                                                                 PAGE     1

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. JAMES E. CLYBURN
                                                                 PAGE     3

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. STEVE BUYER
                                                                 PAGE     5

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. FRANK MASCARA
                                                                 PAGE     6

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE SATE OF FLORIDA
                                                                 PAGE     7

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. MICHAEL F. DOYLE, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF 
PENNSYLVANIA
                                                                 PAGE     9

STATEMENT OF HON. MARSHALL ''MARK'' SANFORD, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF SOUTH 
CAROLINA
                                                                 PAGE    11

TESTIMONY OF FLETCHER P. TRUESDELL, CHARLESTON VA MEDICAL CENTER EMPLOYEE, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS 
AFFAIRS; ACCOMPANIED BY KATE IRENE SMITH, RN, CHARLESTON VA MEDICAL CENTER EMPLOYEE, DEPARTMENT OF 
VETERANS AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE    17

TESTIMONY OF FLETCHER P. TRUESDELL
                                                                 PAGE    17

TESTIMONY OF KATE IRENE SMITH
                                                                 PAGE    20

TESTIMONY OF WILLIAM T. MERRIMAN, DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS; 
ACCOMPANIED BY MAUREEN REGAN, COUNSELOR TO THE VETERANS AFFAIRS INSPECTOR GENERAL, AND MICHAEL 
STALEY, DIRECTOR, HOTLINE AND SPECIAL INQUIRIES
                                                                 PAGE    50

TESTIMONY OF KENNETH CLARK, CHIEF NETWORK OFFICER, VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF 
VETERANS AFFAIRS; ACCOMPANIED BY DEAN S. BILLIK, DIRECTOR, CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTHCARE 
SYSTEM, VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICES NETWORK 17, VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF 
VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND THOMAS A. CAPPELLO, DIRECTOR, PITTSBURGH VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, VETERANS 
INTEGRATED SERVICES NETWORK 4, VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
                                                                 PAGE    90

TESTIMONY OF KENNETH CLARK
                                                                 PAGE    90

TESTIMONY OF DEAN S. BILLIK
                                                                 PAGE    94

TESTIMONY OF THOMAS A. CAPPELLO
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