WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, at a joint hearing of the House Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services Committees, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, confirmed that under sequestration, VA would face cuts, possibly affecting the administration of veterans’ benefits and services, stating, “VA is exempt from sequestration except for administrative costs… I don’t have a defin
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the President’s announcement of TAP GPS at the 113th VFW Convention:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the Senate passage of H.R. 1627, the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012:
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held an oversight hearing entitled, “Invisible Wounds: Examining the Disability Compensation Benefits Process for Victims of Military Sexual Trauma.” The hearing focused on urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide consistent review of military sexual assault claims and appro
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs advanced three bills to the full House for consideration. The Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012, as amended (H.R. 4057), the Military Family Home Protection Act, as amended (H.R. 5747), and the Veterans Fiduciary Reform Act of 2012, as amended (H.R.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives affirmed its ongoing commitment to America’s veterans by overwhelmingly passing the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012 (H.R. 4114).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, the four Subcommittees of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held markups on pending legislation. In total, 13 bills were favorably forwarded to the Full Committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on an amendment to H.R. 1627, which reflects an agreement reached in conference by the Republican and Democratic leadership of the Veterans’ Affairs Committees in the House and Senate:
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (O&I) heard testimony considering four pieces of legislation: H.R. 2985, H.R. 3730, H.R. 4481, and H.R. 5948.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held an oversight hearing entitled “Reclaiming the Process: Examining the VBA Claims Transformation Plan as a Means to Effectively Serve Our Veterans.” At the hearing, the Committee learned that VA has yet to completely implement a comprehensive transformation plan to provide veterans with a paperless disability