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Committee on Financial Services

United States House of Representatives

Hearing - Insurance, Housing, & Community Opportunity

Addressing the Housing Needs of Native American Veterans with Disabilities

Date: April 10, 2010


Navajo Nation Museum, Highway 264 at Loop Road, Window Rock, Arizona.


Witness List & Prepared Testimony:

Panel One:

  • Mr. Fred Karnas, Senior Advisor to Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Ms. Angela Barney-Nez, Assistant to the President, Navajo Nation
  • Ms. Margaret Baha-Walker, Vice Chairwoman, White Mountain Apache Tribe
  • The Honorable Albert Hale, Senator (District 2), Arizona State Senate
  • The Honorable Christopher Deschene, Representative (District 2), Arizona House of Representatives
  • Ms. Aneva Yazzie, Chief Executive Officer, Navajo Housing Authority

Panel Two:

  • Mr. Jeff Begay, Commander, Region 9, National American Indian Veterans
  • Mr. Mellor Willie, Executive Director, National American Indian Housing Council
  • Mr. John Adkins, Commander, Disabled American Veterans Department of Arizona
  • Mr. Robert DiGirolamo, Policy Advisor, Disabled American Veterans
  • Mr. David Nez, Director, Navajo Nation Division of Veterans Affairs
  • Mr. Wayne Saltwater, Navajo Nation Native American Veteran
  • Mr. Richard Begay, Navajo Nation Native American Veteran

Printed Hearing: 111-119


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