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  • Veterans’ Legislation Sent to President for Signature
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation to better support America’s veterans and their families. H.R. 4057, as amended (392-3), will provide student veterans with more information to make informed decisions on schools when using their Post-9/11 GI Bill. And, S. 3202 (393-0), the Dignified Burial and Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2012, are both being sent to the President for signature. “We have accomplished a lot the past two years,” stated Rep. Jeff M... Read more

  • Committee Leadership Announced
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement recommending the Committee Subcommittee Chairs for the 113th Congress: “The selections I am recommending for the Committee’s Subcommittee Chairmanships represent a diverse group who has served, who are doctors, and who has advocated for veterans throughout their careers. I am confident these Members will work with the Committee to improve the lives of America’s veterans, their families,... Read more

  • A Time to Remember and Give Thanks
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2012 | Preview rr

    The holidays are upon us, and for many Americans it is a time of great joy. The opportunity at Christmas and New Year’s to be with those closest to us always reminds us of the great many gifts we have been given, for which we are grateful. While it is important to remain thankful for the many blessings that we have in our own lives, it is equally as important that we be thankful for those in uniform currently serving overseas. Many American families will not be whole this Christmas because their... Read more

  • Educational Opportunities for Veterans Passes Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Vice Chairman of the Committee, issued the following statement on the Senate passage of the Senate amendment to H.R. 4057, as amended: “This bipartisan legislation will provide much needed tools for student veterans to make better informed decisions on how to use their educational benefits, such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill,” stated Miller. “By empowering veterans with more information for post-se... Read more

  • Miller Statement on Senator Inouye
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the death of Senator Daniel Inouye: “I am saddened by the news this evening of Senator Inouye’s passing. He was one of the last World War II veterans in Congress, and a leading veteran advocate for more than 50 years. His selfless service to our nation dates back well before his time on Capitol Hill, where in hard battle on the fields of Italy in 1945 his actions resulted in being be... Read more

  • 113th Committee Begins to Take Shape
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the appointment of the Republican Members to the Committee in the new Congress: “I look forward to working with both returning and new Members of the Committee. We have a lot to accomplish in the coming Congress, from addressing veteran unemployment issues, to improving access to mental health care, to increasing oversight of VA. Each of these men and women has committed to putting A... Read more

  • Miller Congratulates Michaud
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the appointment of Rep. Michael Michaud as the Ranking Member of the Committee: “I heartily congratulate Mike on becoming the Ranking Member of the Committee. Mike has been an invaluable member and colleague, serving in a variety of positions over the past 10 years, including most recently as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health. “Mike has been a vocal advocate for Americ... Read more

  • Subcommittee Reviews Implementation of Technology to Address Backlog
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held an oversight hearing entitled, “Wading through Warehouses of Paper: The Challenges of Transitioning Veterans Records to Paperless Technology.” The Subcommittee has spent a large portion of the past two years exploring innovative ways to move the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) into the 21st century. During the hearing Rep. Jon Runyan, Chairman of the Subcommittee, pointed out the need for better collaboration betw... Read more

  • VA Leadership Needs to Step Up and Fix Spending Problems to Better Serve Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2012 | Preview rr

    Despite repeated bipartisan requests made by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs regarding conference spending, foreign travel, and other information pertaining to VA healthcare and operations, senior VA officials admitted today that requests made by Congress are delayed internally, but that even when information is provided, it is frequently wrong. Stemming from an earlier investigation that found nearly $1 million of taxpayer dollars, monies taken from VA healthcare accounts, was wasted ... Read more

  • House Passes Bill to Name VA Georgia Facility After Local Leader
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6374 to designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 180 Martin Drive in Carrollton, Georgia, as the “Trinka Davis Veterans Village.” The bill would name the VA community-based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Carrollton, Georgia, after Trinka Davis, a local leader who left part of her estate to be used to provide support for veterans and their families. The CBOC will serve the more than 3,000 rural veterans who call northwes... Read more

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