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Jul 25, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

Shinseki Admits Cuts to VA to Occur Under Sequestration

Today, at a joint hearing of the House Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services Committees, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, confirmed that under sequestration, VA would...

Jul 23, 2012 | Issues: Education, Veterans

Transforming TAP Needs to go the Extra Mile

Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement:

Jul 18, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012

Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the Senate passage of H.R. 1627, the Honoring America’s Veterans...

Jul 18, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

Subcommittee Urges VA to Update Military Sexual Trauma Adjudication Regulations

Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held an oversight hearing entitled, “Invisible Wounds: Examining the Disability Compensation Benefits Process...

Jul 11, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

Veterans Legislation Advances to Full House

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs advanced three bills to the full House for consideration. The Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act...

Jul 9, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012 Passes House

Today, the House of Representatives affirmed its ongoing commitment to America’s veterans by overwhelmingly passing the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act...

Jun 29, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

Subcommittees Report Legislation to Full Committee

This week, the four Subcommittees of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held markups on pending legislation. In total, 13 bills were favorably forwarded to the Full Committee....

Jun 20, 2012 | Issues: Veterans

Fiduciary Reform Takes Center Stage at Subcommittee Hearing

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (O&I) heard testimony considering four pieces of legislation: H.R. 2985, H.R. 3730, H.R. 4481, and H.R. 5948...

Jun 19, 2012 | Issues: Health Care, Veterans

More Promises from VA as Backlog Continues to Increase

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held an oversight hearing entitled “Reclaiming the Process: Examining the VBA Claims Transformation Plan as a Means to Effectively...

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