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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Live from Capitol Hill: AMVETS to testify on VA contracting


At 1:30 this afternoon, AMVETS Deputy Legislative Director Christina Roof will testify before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on VA contracting procedures.

For details on today's hearing and to see who will be testifying alongside AMVETS, Click Here.

Roof's testimony will focus on VA's auditing procedures and recommendations AMVETS feels will make the process more equitable for veterans.

Roof testified at an earlier hearing before the subcommittee, outlining key shortfalls AMVETS had identified within the VA contracting system in relation to veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs).

A live link to video from this afternoon's hearing is unavailable, but to read Roof's written tesitomny, Click Here.

(Photo: House VA Subcommittee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-Ark.) asks questions to panelists from last month's VA contract hearing. Photo by Ryan Gallucci.)

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