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Feb 9, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement on the President’s VA Budget Request

Today Chairman Miller released the below statement regarding President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 VA Budget request.

Feb 8, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement on VA’s Inability to Discipline Yet Another Misbehaving Employee

Today Chairman Miller released the below statement regarding the recent Merit Systems Protection Board decision to overturn the removal of former Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Director Linda Weiss. The decision marked the third time in less than two weeks the MSPB has prevented VA from disciplining a misbehaving employee.

Feb 1, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement on VA’s Inability to Discipline Diana Rubens

Today Chairman Miller released the below statement regarding a judge’s ruling that reversed VA’s attempt to discipline employee Diana Rubens. A September 2015 VA Inspector General report found that Rubens and fellow VA employee Kimberly Graves had abused their authority, enabling them to rake in a total of more than $400,000 in taxpayer-funded relocation benefits.

Jan 29, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement on VA’s Inability to Discipline Kimberly Graves

Today Chairman Miller released the below statement regarding a judge’s ruling that reversed VA’s attempt to discipline employee Kimberly Graves. A September 2015 VA Inspector General report found that Graves and fellow VA employee Diana Rubens had abused their authority, enabling them to rake in a total of more than $400,000 in taxpayer-funded relocation benefits.

Jan 28, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement on Passing of VA Scandal Victim Barry Coates

Chairman Jeff Miller released the below statement today regarding the passing of Army veteran and VA scandal victim Barry Coates.

Jan 12, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Chairman Jeff Miller released the below statement today ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Jan 8, 2016

Miller Statement on Phoenix VA Bosses Returning to Work

Today, Chairman Miller released the following statement regarding the fact that two Phoenix VA Health Care System leaders, who the department targeted for termination and put on paid leave for 19 months, will be returning to work.

Dec 16, 2015

Miller Statement on VA Secretary’s Refusal to Punish Confirmed Whistleblower Retaliation in Phoenix

Today, Chairman Miller released the following statement regarding the VA secretary’s refusal to punish confirmed whistleblower retaliation at the heart of the VA scandal in Phoenix.

Dec 3, 2015

Miller: VA Leaders Don’t Know How To Discipline Employees, Unclear If They Even Want To

Today, Chairman Miller released the following statement regarding VA’s admission that it botched the disciplinary process for Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves.

Nov 24, 2015

Miller: VA Refusal to Recoup Relocation Money a “VA Seal of Approval” for Corruption and Fraud

Yesterday Chairman Miller wrote to VA Sec. Robert McDonald, urging him reconsider VA’s refusal to recoup more than $400,000 that two VA employees defrauded from the government. Today, Chairman Miller released the letter along with the following statement.

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