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Oct 17, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday, October 14, 2011, the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Representatives Jeff Miller and Bob Filner, and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Senators Patty Murray and Richard Burr, submitted a joint letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.

Oct 12, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs heard testimony from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on problems that have plagued the Miami VA Medical Center (VAMC) for years including patient safety, compliance, budget and leadership issues, as well as several recent incidents involving veteran deaths.

Oct 12, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the most comprehensive jobs legislation introduced to end veteran unemployment – the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act of 2011 (the VOW Act).

Oct 6, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs received an update on the state of Arlington National Cemetery.

Oct 6, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Health held an oversight hearing on the Federal Recovery Coordination Program (FRCP) and uncovered a worsening problem of care coordination between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Oct 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity received an update on the VA-U.S. Paralympic Adaptive Sports Program. In the past year, the program has funded 72 organizations across the nation, helping disabled veterans overcome their injuries through adaptive sports. Through the program, U.S.

Oct 4, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs announced two new Members to its roster with the addition of Reps. Mark Amodei (NV-02) and Bob Turner (NY-09), both veterans of the U.S. Army.

Sep 21, 2011 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 2012 legislative priorities—priorities that focus on ending unemployment for America’s veterans.

Sep 21, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives passed the Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011 (H.R. 2646—as amended), with a vote of 412-3.

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