02 October 2011

This week in Congress (3 October 2011)

The following legislative activities, which affect U.S. servicemembers and veterans or concern military justice issues, are occurring this week in the U.S. Congress:

** Bills related to 28 U.S.C. 1259 are expected to be introduced in both the House and Senate this week in an attempt to correct the longstanding inequity in the law related to Supreme Court access for court-martialed servicemembers. Earlier this year the Congressional Research Service, R. Chuck Mason, Legislative Attorney, issued these two reports: Military Justice: Courts-Martial, An Overview and Supreme Court Appellate Jurisdiction Over Military Court Cases.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing on Reviewing the Progress of the Partnership Between the United States Paralympics and the Department of Veterans Affairs to Promote Adaptive Sports, 1000 hours, Room 334 Cannon House Office Building.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Health, hearing on The Federal Recovery Coordination Program: Assessing Progress Toward Improvement, 0830 hours, Room 340 Cannon House Office Building.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing on Arlington National Cemetery: An Update on Reform and Progress, 1030 hours, Room 334 Cannon House Office Building.

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For this week in military justice go to CAAFlog here.

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