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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...

Oct 5, 2011 | Issues: Veterans

Wounded Veterans Find Purpose Through Adaptive Sports

Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity received an update on the VA-U.S. Paralympic Adaptive Sports Program....

Oct 4, 2011 | Issues: Veterans

New Veterans in Congress to Join Committee

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs announced two new Members to its roster with the addition of Reps. Mark Amodei (NV-02) and Bob Turner (NY-09)...

Sep 21, 2011 | Issues: Economy, GI Bill, Veterans

The American Legion Joint Hearing Focuses on Jobs for Vets

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, during a joint hearing, the members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs...

Sep 21, 2011 | Issues: Health Care, Veterans

Improvements in New Construction for Veterans Facilities Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011 (H.R. 2646—as amended), with a vote...

Sep 13, 2011 | Issues: Economy, Veterans

Committee Hosts Summit to Discuss Veteran Employment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hosted a Veterans Employment Summit to discuss the best practices of the private sector for hiring veterans. More than 25 companies with veteran hiring programs attended...

Sep 11, 2011 | Issues: Veterans

Never Forget -- A Tribute to September 11

There are moments in our lives that forever change who we are, how we think, how we act. Moments that remain a part of us and that we never forget. Ten years ago, September 11 became one of those moments...