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Nov 10, 2011

House Veterans Legislation Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, one day before Veterans Day, the Senate passed the first two of 22 House-passed bills to spur job growth, including the VOW to Hire Heroes Act. Using the framework of the House-passed VOW Act, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 is a bipartisan, bicameral bill to get America’s nearly 1 million unemployed veterans back to work. The bill is expected to be taken up by the House next week.

Nov 7, 2011

Chairmen Miller and Murray Applaud Compromise to Put America’s Veterans Back to Work

Washington, DC— Today, U.S. Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, commended an agreement reached to boost employment opportunities for veterans.

Nov 2, 2011 | Issues: Economy, Veterans

COLA for Veterans Sent to the President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by the 2012 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for veterans receiving compensation for service-connected disabilities. The COLA also affects the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation of veterans who died as a result of service.

Oct 19, 2011 | Issues: Veterans

Veteran Employment Hindered In Local Communities By Ability to Reach Unemployed

This week, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held two field hearings to discuss the employment problems facing veterans in local communities...

Oct 17, 2011 | Issues: Veterans

Four Corners Letters Submitted to the Joint Select Committee

On Friday, October 14, 2011, the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Representatives Jeff Miller and Bob Filner...

Oct 12, 2011 | Issues: GI Bill, Veterans

Veterans Legislation Passes House of Representatives – VOW Act Heads to the Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives passed six pieces of veteran legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support this week....

Oct 12, 2011 | Issues: Health Care, Veterans

Follow-Up Miami VA Hearing Leads to More Questions

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs heard testimony from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on problems that have plagued the Miami VA Medical Center....

Oct 12, 2011 | Issues: GI Bill, Veterans

Support Builds for the VOW Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the most comprehensive jobs legislation introduced to end veteran unemployment...

Oct 6, 2011 | Issues: Veterans

Arlington National Cemetery Turns Corner Under New Leadership

Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs received an update on the state of Arlington National Cemetery....

Oct 6, 2011 | Issues: Health Care, Veterans

Federal Recovery Coordination Program Still Lacking Coordination

Today, the Subcommittee on Health held an oversight hearing on the Federal Recovery Coordination Program (FRCP) and uncovered a worsening problem...

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