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March/April 2006
Women Veterans Committee Report

Legislative Priorities


It is the hope of the committee that this year we will see legislation addressing care of newborns delivered to women veterans whose delivery is covered by the VA. The two legislative versions we have seen are HR 4046 and S 1182. Each takes a different approach in addressing this need.

Another item we would like to see acted upon by legislation is the extension of the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans’ Biennial Report. The legislation, requiring a report of recommendations to the Secretary and its delivery to Congress, has lapsed. The committee feels it is an important detail that needs to be renewed.

The VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans meets in Washington March 20-23 to work on its 2006 report, which will be delivered to the Secretary in June. The committee report, though, is not currently required.

Check out the committee web page for meeting minutes and other topics of interest. If you have items you feel may be appropriate for the page, please e-mail me at 


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