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Dec 7, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement at 12:55 p.m. EST, as we observe a moment of silence to remember the lives lost and those wounded that morning:

Dec 2, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled, “Understanding and Preventing Veteran Suicide,” to track the progress being made to prevent suicide and steps taken to identify at risk servicemembers and veterans by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Nov 30, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittees on Oversight & Investigations (O&I) and Economic Opportunity (EO) held a joint hearing to review the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certification process.

Nov 21, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 was signed into law by President Barack Obama. As the chief architect of the legislation to put America’s veterans back to work, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs issued the following statement:

Nov 16, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on the passage of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011:

Nov 16, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs met this week to discuss future spending by VA and how to better care for America’s veterans. Several Veterans Service Organizations provided the Committee with nine areas in which potential savings could be found to provide greater benefits and care within VA health and benefits programs.

Nov 7, 2011 Press Release

Washington, DC— Today, U.S. Representative Jeff Miller (R-FL), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, commended an agreement reached to boost employment opportunities for veterans. 

Nov 2, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by the 2012 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for veterans receiving compensation for service-connected disabilities. The COLA also affects the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation of veterans who died as a result of service.

Oct 19, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held two field hearings to discuss the employment problems facing veterans in local communities and how to solve those issues. The two hearings led by Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, and Ranking Member, Rep. Bruce Braley, were held in Waterloo, Iowa, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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