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May 15, 2012

VOW Act Applications Now Being Accepted!

VA Secretary Shinseki testified before the Committee last week amid rising concerns about VA mental health care and access. The Secretary stated that VA has been in a “react cycle.” This is not good enough...

May 2, 2012

Healthcare for Camp Lejeune Vets Now!

Last week, the Committee held its first markup of the year after numerous hearings on a variety of subjects affecting America’s veterans, their families, and survivors...

Apr 23, 2012

Sequestration a Threat to Veterans Healthcare

Congress is back session, but the Committee was hard at work during our district work week. Rep. Jeff Denham, a member of the Committee, held a field hearing in Modesto, California, to discuss the role of Vet Centers within the VA system and reaching out to OIF/OEF veterans, while I had the privilege to visit with our troops in Afghanistan...

Mar 30, 2012

The FY 2013 Budget and Veterans: The Facts

This week, the Committee held a hearing to examine ongoing VA construction projects. Veterans depend on care through these facilities, and yet out of the four major hospital construction projects underway across the country, two are at least two years behind and both are over budget...

Mar 22, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

Recognizing America's POWs and MIAs

In my travels to military installations around the world, and visiting with veterans around the country, I have witnessed the powerful symbolism of an empty chair draped in a POW/MIA flag representing those missing in action...

Mar 14, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

VA Construction Under the Microscope

It was another busy week here at the Committee with five hearings, including the legislative presentation by the VFW to a joint session of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees...

Feb 28, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

VSOs to Present Legislative Priorities to Committee

The Disabled American Veterans are in Washington this week for their Mid-Winter Conference...

Feb 23, 2012

VA Sequestration Top Question for VA Secretary at VA Budget Hearing

In wake of the President’s budget proposal for FY2013, the Committee will begin its due diligence to ensure that what is being asked for meets the needs of our veterans...

Feb 9, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

Congress Asks Obama Administration to Save VA Healthcare From Sequestration Cuts

It’s been a busy start to our Second Session here in Congress, as it should be when working on behalf of America’s veterans...

Feb 6, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

2012 At the Committee: Welcome to the New House Committee on Veterans' Affairs eNewsletter!

We are committed to ensuring our veterans receive the benefits they have earned through their service to our great Nation...