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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:

Feb 2, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (EO) held an oversight hearing to hear from the National Guard Adjutants Generals from Indiana, Iowa, and Tennessee on their efforts to reduce the unemployment rate amongst National Guardsmen.

Feb 1, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—VA officials today admitted to illegally purchasing pharmaceuticals for veterans off-contract through its Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor (PPV). The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs cited numerous contracting laws that were broken by VA leadership and contracting officers, which it has been investigating for nearly a year.

Jan 26, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement regarding the recent discovery of numerous mismarked graves and incorrectly interred remains throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration system:

Jan 24, 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 State of the Union Address:

Jan 24, 2012 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) held an oversight hearing to evaluate if the current disability rating systems at the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) are best serving America’s veterans, or if the systems are outdated and need to be updated to reflect today’s veterans’ population.

Jan 23, 2012 Press Release

Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the upcoming Full Committee hearing, “Examining VA’s Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Contract:”

Dec 15, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity began oversight to ensure that the new VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 is being implemented with the intent of the law intact and that the Departments of Labor (DoL) and Veterans Affairs (VA) are collaborating to execute the law.

Dec 14, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing entitled, “Is it Working: Reviewing VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program.” The hearing focused on the successes of VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program as well as identifying areas for improvement and evaluating if VA is applying a consistent approach in preparing veterans in the program for emp

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