Thursday, June 18, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: New Congressional Hearing on Gulf War Illness Scheduled for July 30

By Anthony Hardie, 91outcomes

( -- The Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs has announced it's next hearing on the research related to Gulf War illness, which affects between 175,000 and 210,000 of the 697,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War.

The hearing, entitled, The Implications of VA’s Limited Scope of Gulf War Illness Research, will be held on Thursday morning, July 30th, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Veterans' Affairs Commtitee Hearing Room in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

The hearing is the second of an announced series of at least three hearings by the Subcommittee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses.

The first in the series was held on May 19th, was entitled,
Gulf War Illness Research: Is Enough Being Done?

91outcomes website posts about the May 19th hearing included the following:

  • The opening statement by Subcommittee Chair Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ).
  • Links to testimony from the Full Witness List;
  • House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Bob Filner's press release about the hearing, entitled, VA Unresponsive to Questions, Needs of Gulf War Veterans;
  • An Air Force Time article about the hearing; and
  • A special series of 91outcomes exclusives:
  1. Background on those testifying at the hearing;
  2. An article providing an overview of the hearing;
  3. An article about the VA using recycled testimony; and,
  4. An opinion piece entitled, VA Rolls Out Same Old Cast of Characters.

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