WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller made the following statement regarding today’s veterans-related mental health announcements from the White House and the Department of Veterans Affairs:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) introduced legislation that would establish an independent task force or commission to analyze VA’s disability benefits claims processing system. The task force would be charged with examining the root causes of VA’s backlog and providing solutions for ending it by 2015.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bipartisan veterans bills: H.R. 570, the American Heroes COLA Act and H.R. 1412, the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) will introduce an amendment to the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013 that would put a five year moratorium on performance bonuses for Department of Veterans Affairs senior executives.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) and American Legion National Commander James Koutz made the following statements in response to Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 4 Director Michael Moreland’s $62,895 bonus in the wake of
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) awarded its House Staffer of the Year Award to House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Staff Director Mike Brinck. VVA recognized Brinck, along with two other Capitol Hill staff members for their “untiring efforts on behalf of America’s veterans and their families.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) made the following statement regarding the new Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to expedite compensation claims decisions for veterans who have waited one year or longer.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs sent a bipartisan letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Chuck Hagel urging him to follow through on a February 2013 plan to improve disability benefits claims processing for transitioning service members and veterans.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) hosted the first HVAC Veterans Service Organization Roundtable of the 113th Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-01) introduced the Veterans’ Privacy Act, which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to obtain the personal consent of patients before installing cameras in any VA medical center treatment rooms.