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Dec 5, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the appointment of Rep. Michael Michaud as the Ranking Member of the Committee:

Dec 4, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held an oversight hearing entitled, “Wading through Warehouses of Paper: The Challenges of Transitioning Veterans Records to Paperless Technology.” The Subcommittee has spent a large portion of the past two years exploring innovative ways to move the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) int

Nov 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Despite repeated bipartisan requests made by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs regarding conference spending, foreign travel, and other information pertaining to VA healthcare and operations, senior VA officials admitted today that requests made by Congress are delayed internally, but that even when information is provided, it is frequently wrong.

Nov 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6374 to designate the facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 180 Martin Drive in Carrollton, Georgia, as the “Trinka Davis Veterans Village.”

Nov 15, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, with the announcement of the rise in jobless claims, the focus at this morning’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity was on finding opportunities, and reviewing existing programs, to help unemployed veterans find meaningful employment.

Oct 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Friday, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Senator Richard Burr, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, called on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to remove VA Chief of Staff, John Gingrich from his position due to his involvement in VA’s conference scandal.

Oct 3, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, during a joint hearing, the members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs heard testimony from The American Legion on its 2013 legislative priorities.

Oct 1, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the final findings of VA’s Office of Inspector General investigation into two VA Human Resources Conferences held in Orlando, Florida, last year:

Sep 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the approval of 45,000 veterans for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, and the opportunity for 54,000 more veterans to participate in the coming fiscal year beginning Monday to reach the goal of 99,000:

Sep 21, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) held a hearing entitled, “Breaking Through the Backlog: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the New State Strike Force Team.” With the disability claims backlog over 850,000 pending claims, the Subcommittee has been in the process of reviewing alternate models in order to assist VA in alle

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