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Feb 25, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement on Cincinnati VAMC Personnel Actions

Today Chairman Miller released the below statement regarding VA’s announcement that Veterans Integrated Service Network 10 director Jack Hetrick will retire and Cincinnati VA Medical Center Acting Chief of Staff Dr. Barbara Temeck remains employed at VA.

Feb 24, 2016

Miller Statement on Obama Admin. Proposal to Make it Easier to Discipline VA Executives

Today Chairman Miller released the below statement regarding the Obama administration’s proposal that would make it easier to discipline and fire misbehaving or incompetent VA senior executives.

Feb 17, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement on Inspector General Report Regarding VA Crisis Line

Today, Chairman Miller released the below statement regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General report examining VA’s Veterans Crisis Line.

Feb 16, 2016

Chairman Miller Statement on MSPB Preventing VA from Firing Linda Weiss

Today Chairman Miller released the below statement regarding the Merit Systems Protection Board decision to overturn the removal of Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Director Linda Weiss. MSPB rulings have now prevented more disciplinary actions under the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act than they have upheld.

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.

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