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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Live from Capitol Hill: House VA Subcommittee on Oversight to Host Hearing on VA Acquisitions

This morning, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will host a hearing on VA acquisitions and veterans' contracting. AMVETS Deputy Legislative Director Christina Roof will be on hand for this morning's hearing and submitted testimony for the record on behalf of AMVETS.

To view live video of this morning's hearing at 10 a.m. eastern, Click Here.

In the spring, AMVETS became a vocal advocate for improved oversight on VA contracting and auditing procedures within the federal government for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs).

Through extensive research into auditing processes and her background in small business administration, Roof was able to identify key deficiencies within veterans' contracting and has sparked the subcommittee to take action, commissioning additional hearings and looking for potential legislative solutions to persistent issues.

To read Roof's original testimony from March, Click Here.

American Veteran will follow the developments out of today's hearing and we will include commentary from Roof later today. In the meantime, to view a list of today's witnesses and to read their statements, Click Here.

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