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  • Miller Applauds House Passage of Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today the House passed three veterans related bills, including: H.R. 4590, the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act, as amended, would authorize a number of major medical facility construction projects to improve safety issues at facilities that are at high-risk for earthquakes. It would also require a greater accounting of VA construction expenditures. H.R. 3936, the VET Act, as amended, would authorize a three-year pilot program for ... Read more

  • Miller Statement on VA Decision to Dump Faster Firing Authority
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement today regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ refusal to use expanded legal authorities that enable the VA secretary to swiftly discipline senior executives for cause. “Everyone knows VA isn’t very good at disciplining employees, but this decision calls into question whether department leaders are even interested in doing so. After all, VA is a place where egregious employee behavior, such as armed robbery participation and wait-time ma... Read more

  • Miller Statement on Phoenix VAHCS Firings
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement today regarding recent firings at the Phoenix VA Health Care System more than two years after the facility’s wait-time scandal became public. Read more

  • Miller Statement on Obama Administration’s Advocacy for VA Felon Sharon Helman
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement today regarding the Justice Department’s legal advocacy for Department of Veterans Affairs felon Sharon Helman. “I’m outraged by the Obama administration’s decision, which is remarkably hypocritical given the fact that President Obama enthusiastically supported this law. The effect of this reckless action is clear: it undermines very modest reforms to our broken civil service system supported in 2014 by the president and an overwhelming major... Read more

  • Chairman Miller Statement Honoring Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement today in honor of Memorial Day 2016: Read more

  • Chairman Miller Statement on House Passage of Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today the House passed eight veterans related bills, including: Read more

  • Miller Statement on Sec. McDonald’s Disney Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Miller released the following statement regarding VA Secretary Bob McDonald’s comparison of Department of Veterans Affairs wait times to those at a Disney theme park. Read more

  • Miller Introduces Legislation to Improve Veterans Health Care, Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Chairman Miller introduced H.R. 5286, the VA Construction and Lease Authorization, Health, and Benefits Enhancement Act. Read more

  • Miller Applauds House Passage of VA Opioid Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4063, the Jason Simcakoski Promoting Responsible Opioid Management and Incorporating Scientific Expertise (PROMISE) Act. Read more

  • Miller Statement on Senate Veterans Omnibus Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Following reports of a deal in the Senate regarding an omnibus package of veterans legislation, Chairman Miller released the following statement: “News of this deal is a positive development. If what Sens. Isakson and Blumenthal are working on passes the Senate, I look forward to immediately engaging in conference committee negotiations in order to move a VA reform package to the president’s desk.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Read more

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