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Dec 14, 2011 | Issues: Education, Veterans

CWT Program Helps Wounded Veterans Adjust to Civilian Employment

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing entitled, “Is it Working: Reviewing VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program." The hearing...

Dec 7, 2011 | Issues: Veterans

Pearls of the Pacific: Statement from Chairman Jeff Miller

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement at 12:55 p.m....

Dec 2, 2011 | Issues: Health Care, Veterans

Veteran Suicide Remains High Despite Increased Support

Today, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled, “Understanding and Preventing Veteran Suicide,” to track the progress being made to prevent suicide and steps taken...

Nov 30, 2011 | Issues: Economy, Veterans

Veteran-Owned Business Certifications Still Falling Short

Today, the Subcommittees on Oversight & Investigations (O&I) and Economic Opportunity (EO) held a joint hearing to review the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Service-Disabled...

Nov 21, 2011 | Issues: Education, Veterans

Historic Legislation for Veterans Becomes Law

The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 was signed into law by President Barack Obama. As the chief architect of the legislation to put America’s veterans back to work, Rep. Jeff Miller...

Nov 16, 2011 | Issues: Economy, Veterans

Miller: “Our VSOs Deserve the Real Credit in Bringing Veteran Unemployment to the Public’s Attention”

Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the passage of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011....

Nov 16, 2011 | Issues: Economy, Veterans

Committee Reviews VA Budget to Better Care for Veterans

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs met this week to discuss future spending by VA and how to better care for America’s veterans. Several Veterans Service Organizations...

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.