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May 23, 2013

Miller, McCarthy Introduce VA Backlog Task Force Bill

Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) introduced legislation that would establish an independent task force...

May 21, 2013

House Passes Veterans Bills from Runyan, Coffman

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bipartisan veterans bills: H.R. 570, the American Heroes COLA Act and H.R. 1412, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013...

May 8, 2013

Chairman Miller Offers Amendment to Ban VA Executive Bonuses for Five Years

Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) will introduce an amendment to the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013 that would put a five year moratorium...

May 2, 2013

Chairman Miller, Commander Koutz Condemn VA Exec’s $62,895 Bonus After Patient Deaths

Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) and American Legion National Commander James Koutz made the following statements in response to Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 4 Director Michael Moreland’s $62,895 bonus in the wake of patient deaths at a hospital he oversees.

Apr 19, 2013

Vietnam Veterans of America Honors HVAC Staffer

Today, the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) awarded its House Staffer of the Year Award to House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Staff Director Mike Brinck...

Apr 19, 2013

Chairman Miller Statement on VA Plan to Expedite Claims Decisions for Veterans Who Have Waited a Year or More

Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) made the following statement regarding the new Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer...

Apr 16, 2013

HVAC Members Push DoD on VA Claims Backlog “Game-Changer”

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs sent a bipartisan letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Chuck Hagel urging him to follow through on a February 2013 plan to improve disability benefits claims...

Apr 16, 2013

Chairman Miller Hosts Veterans Service Organization Roundtable

Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) hosted the first HVAC Veterans Service Organization Roundtable of the 113th Congress...

Apr 11, 2013

Miller Bill Aims to Protect Veterans Privacy

Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) introduced the Veterans’ Privacy Act, which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to obtain the personal consent of patients before installing cameras in any VA medical center treatment rooms.

Feb 26, 2013

Miller, Michaud Aim to Fund Entire Veterans Budget One Year In Advance

Yesterday, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) and Ranking Member Mike Michaud (Maine-02) introduced the Putting Veterans Funding First Act of 2013...