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TASK FORCES
VETERANS
 
  2016
 
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force Supports Full Funding for HVRP
As you work to complete the fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations process, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans Task Force and supporting veterans service organizations (VSOs) urge you to support no less than $50 million for the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP).
(November 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet in support of the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program
Congress created the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help address the employment and training needs of veterans who are homeless or atrisk of homelessness.
(November 3,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet In Support of VEVRAA and Section 503
In an effort to address the employment challenges facing both veterans and individuals with disabilities, Congress approved the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503) to prohibit employers that do business with the federal government from discriminating in employment against protected veterans (VEVRAA) and individuals (including veterans) with disabilities (Section 503).
(October 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force Support Letter for HR 5128
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Veterans and Military Families write in support of H.R. 5128, the “Protection and Advocacy for Veterans Act”.
(September 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force Support Letter for S 3141
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Veterans and Military Families write in support of S. 3141, the “Protection and Advocacy for Veterans Act”.
(September 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Concerned About NDAA Langauge on VEVRAA and Section 503
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our concern with provisions contained within both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate versions of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would weaken important nondiscrimination and affirmative hiring provisions intended for people with disabilities and veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.
(July 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter to the Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Servic
We would like to congratulate you on your appointment and confirmation as Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training and look forward to working with you on veterans’ employment issues especially those affecting veterans with disabilities.
(May 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force 2016 Priorities and Activities
The CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force advocates for policies and follows issues of concern to veterans with disabilities and military family members with disabilities.
(February 11,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force Policies on Co Chairs and Sigsn ons
It is the policy of the Veterans and Military Families Task Force to express its policy positions through the use of sign-ons for letters, comments, statements for the record, and testimony when possible, feasible and desirable.
(February 11,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Familites Task Force Annual Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2015
 
Veterans Task Force
Veterans Homebuyer Access Tax Credit Langevin
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans and Military Families and Housing Task Forces are pleased to support the reintroduction of the Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, consumer, advocacy and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities.
(December 17,  2015)
Veterans Task Force
Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Tax Credit Casey
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans and Military Families and Housing Task Forces are pleased to support the reintroduction of the Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, consumer, advocacy and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities.
(December 17,  2015)
Veterans Task Force
Toxic Exposure Research Act CCD Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Forces on Veterans and Military Families and Health urge your support for S. 901 and H.R. 1769, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015.
(June 30,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
WIOA NPRM Veterans Provisions
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans and Military Families Task Force [hereafter referred to as the “task force”] submit the following comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(June 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Comment Letter on VA Service Animal Access Regulation
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans and Military Families Task Force submits the following comments on the proposed rule announced by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning the presence of animals on VA property.
(January 22,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Veterans and Military Families Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2014
 
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force supports the survivor benefit plan legislative fix to to ensure veteran families can help support the future needs of their children with disabilities.
(November 7,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force comments on the National Park Service proposed rule to update its definition of service animals and to describe the circumstances under which service animals would be allowed in park property.
(June 13,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter for Support for Caring for Military Children with DD Act - House
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing in support of the Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act of 2014 (H.R. 4630), legislation you recently introduced to improve access to behavioral health services, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for TRICARE beneficiaries with autism and other developmental disabilities.
(May 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter for Support for Caring for Military Children with DD Act - Senate
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing in support of the Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act of 2014 (S. 2333), legislation you recently introduced to improve access to behavioral health services, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for TRICARE beneficiaries with autism and other developmental disabilities.
(May 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Supports Extension of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans and Military Families and Employment and Training Task Forces, we write to applaud your efforts to extend and expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to incentivize business hiring of people with disabilities and veterans with service-connected disabilities.
(May 15,  2014)
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter TRICARE Laboratory Tests
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our concern over TRICARE’s non-coverage of over 100 laboratory developed tests, such as tests for Fragile X syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and numerous common cancers.
(March 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
2014 CCD Brain Injury Awareness Day
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force is co-hosting a series of Capitol Hill activities on March 12, 2014 in celebration of Brain Injury Awareness Month, including a Hill briefing (from 2:30 – 4 PM ET) focused on helping veterans and others with traumatic brain injuries return to work, a Congressional reception (5 – 7 PM ET) and an all-day Brain Injury Awareness Fair that will feature exhibits and materials from federal agencies and national organizations on research, prevention, resources and services for civilians and veterans/returning service members with traumatic brain injury.
(March 5,  2014)
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force Supports Expansion of Veteran Caregiver Program
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans and Military Families Task Force, are writing in support of your inclusion of the Caregivers Expansion and Improvement Act in your Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 (S. 1982).
(February 6,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families HISA Comments
The following comments are submitted by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans and Military Families Task Force pursuant to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations [HISA] benefits program published on November 20, 2013.
(January 24,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations [HISA] benefits program,
(January 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Veterans and Military Families Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 10,  2014) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2013
 
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families and Housing Supports Veterans Homebuyers Accessibility Act
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Forces on Housing and Veterans and Military Families are writing in support of the Veterans Homebuyer Accessibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 3422),
(December 16,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Testimony of Rights, Veterans & Military Families, & Employment & Training task forces for House Subcommittee
Workforce Protections Dec. 4, 2013 hearing on OFCCP’s regulations implementing Section 503 and VEVRAA
(December 4,  2013)
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Mil Fam and Housing Supports Veterans Independent Living Enhancement Act
(November 1,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force Responds to DOL draft fiscal year 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
These comments are submitted by the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ (CCD) Veterans and Military Families Task Force in response to your request for feedback on the draft fiscal year (FY) 2014-2018 Strategic Plan for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
(September 30,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter of Support Moran
Letter to the House and Senate sponsors of legislation to help military members' dependents with disabilities under the military's survivor benefit program
(July 31,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter of Support Gillibrand
Letter to the House and Senate sponsors of legislation to help military members' dependents with disabilities under the military's survivor benefit program
(July 31,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter of Support Hagan
Letter to the House and Senate sponsors of legislation to help military members' dependents with disabilities under the military's survivor benefit program
(July 31,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Mil Fam and Housing Supports H R 1705
(May 20,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Military Families Task Force - implementation of Section 234
(April 15,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Housing Task Forces: FINAL Sign on Letter for HAVEN Act (H.R. 385)
(March 28,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans and Mil Fam TF CHAMPVA letter Senate 113th
(March 28,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Joint comment letter between the Veterans and Military Families Task Force and the Long Term Services Task Force on the proposed rule issued on February 13, 2013
(March 20,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Letter in support of HR 288, CHAMPVA Childrens Protection Act - providing equal coverage under the ACA extended coverage provisions for dependents of veterans with disabilities on CHAMPVA insurance
(February 7,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2012
 
Veterans Task Force
Veterans and Military Families Task Force Annual report
(December 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Letter of support for Cong. Jim Moran's Disabled Military Child Protection Act*, HR 4329
(May 7,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Letter of support to Senator Webb for his Military and Veterans Educational Reform Act of 2012 (S. 2179)
(May 3,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
ADA Pool Regulation Comment
(April 6,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Veterans Task Force Annual Report
(January 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2011
 
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force : Letter for HR 198, The Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act
(July 27,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force TitleV Comments 2011
(July 18,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 2011 Comments
(July 18,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD VEVRRA Comments
(July 1,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Support letters for House and Senate versions of the Veterans Equal Treatment for Service Dogs Act
(May 27,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Support letters for House and Senate versions of the Veterans Equal Treatment for Service Dogs Act
S 769
(May 27,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2010
 
Veterans Task Force
Written Testimony of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force
(August 28,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Comments on Proposed Rule
Hospital and Outpatient Care for Veterans Released from Incarceration to Transitional Housing
(July 13,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2009
 
Veterans Task Force
CCD Letter on military personnel family members with disabilities
(July 13,  2009) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force in support of H.R. 952, The COMBAT PTSD Act
(May 4,  2009) - Download [ PDF ]