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Sep 13, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hosted a Veterans Employment Summit to discuss the best practices of the private sector for hiring veterans.

Sep 11, 2011 Press Release

There are moments in our lives that forever change who we are, how we think, how we act.  Moments that remain a part of us and that we never forget.  Ten years ago, September 11 became one of those moments.  A moment in American history that struck the heart of our entire nation.

Sep 8, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs favorably reported seven pieces of legislation (H.R. 2433, as amended; H.R. 2646 as amended; H.R. 2302, as amended; H.R. 2349, as amended; H.R. 2074, as amended; H.R. 1025; and H.R. 1263, as amended) for full House consideration.

Aug 5, 2011 Press Release

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

Jul 29, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Health favorably reported five bills to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Among the bills expected to be taken up at the September 8th Full Committee markup, is H.R. 2074, the Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act, introduced by Representative Ann Marie Buerkle, Subcommittee Chairwoman on Health.

Jul 28, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, a hearing held by the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations revealed that there are 91 pending criminal investigations in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) program.

Jul 27, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Jeff Miller, issued the following statement on the latest tactic in the debt crisis debate:

Jul 26, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the final version of the Restoring GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1383) to keep student veterans enrolled in the school of their choice this school year by temporarily restoring the original Post-9/11 GI Bill method of paying tuition and fees based on the maximum in-state, undergraduate fee schedule.

Jul 21, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity favorably reported seven bills to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The bills are expected to be taken up in the full Committee in the near future.

Amendments to both H.R. 2301 and H.R. 2274 would make further changes to strengthen the Post-9/11 GI Bill of 2010, keeping the needs of the veteran first.  

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