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Mar 7, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, during a joint hearing, the members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees heard testimony from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) on its 2012 legislative priorities.

Mar 7, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations (O&I) held an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) construction contracting practices.  The Subcommittee examined the proposed construction of the community based outpatient clinic in Savannah, Georgia as a case study of VA construction contracting practices nationwide

Feb 28, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, during a joint hearing, the members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees heard testimony from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on its 2012 legislative priorities with concerns over VA’s budget and the specter of sequestration at the top of the list.

Feb 27, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine the partnerships, or lack thereof, between VA and faith-based and community organizations entitled, “Building Bridges Between VA and Community Organizations to Support Veterans and Families.” The hearing focused on the need for greater community support of returning veterans, especially OIF/OEF veteran

Feb 17, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement to provide VA healthcare to Camp Lejeune veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water from the 1950s to the 1980s: 

Feb 17, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) held a hearing to review the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2013 VA budget request as it pertains to the Veterans Benefit Administration, National Cemetery Administration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and American Battle Monuments Commission.

Feb 15, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two questions dominated today’s VA’s Budget Request for FY2013 hearing held by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: When will the Administration make a decision on the question of sequester that may greatly impact funding next year for VA healthcare, and, are requests for additional funding being used appropriately to best serve veterans?   

Feb 13, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the President’s 2013 Budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs: 

Feb 9, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (O&I) held an oversight hearing entitled, “Reforming VA’s Flawed Fiduciary System.” The VA’s approximately 95,000 appointed fiduciaries manage over $3 billion in payments made to more than 100,000 of our nation’s veterans and their dependents. 

Feb 3, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on President Obama’s Veterans Job Corps initiative:

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