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Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs today faulted the Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs for backing off plans to create a single computer system to integrate electronic medical records for troops and veterans.

Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) introduced H.R. 562, the VRAP Extension Act of 2013. The bill would extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) through June 30, 2014, a move that would make it easier for program participants to finish job-training programs they have already started.

Feb 6, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— At a hearing today investigating a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak among patients of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations (O&I) Chairman Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-06) blasted Department of Veterans Affairs officials for a culture of complacency that led to the deaths of five veterans.

Feb 1, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement in response to the new Department of Veterans Affairs report on veteran suicides:

Feb 1, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the latest unemployment report:

Jan 30, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement honoring the life of former Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon H. Mansfield:

Jan 23, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) and Ranking Member Mike Michaud (ME-02) of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 357) that would require schools eligible for GI Bill education benefits to give veterans in-state tuition rates even though they may not be residents of the states where the schools are located.

Jan 15, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Vice-Chairman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) praised Wal-Mart for its decision to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

Jan 10, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, two veterans bills, H.R. 4057, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012, as amended, and S. 3202, the Dignified Burial and Other Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2012 were signed into law by President Obama. Rep.

Dec 30, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed two pieces of legislation to better support America’s veterans and their families. H.R. 4057, as amended (392-3), will provide student veterans with more information to make informed decisions on schools when using their Post-9/11 GI Bill. And, S.

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