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Jul 15, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Jeff Miller discussed the importance of the urgent need to pass legislation to curb the rising rates of unemployment among America’s veteran population in the Hill.

Jul 12, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the Subcommittee on Health held an oversight hearing entitled, “Implementation of Caregiver Assistance: Moving Forward,” to track the progress of the implementation of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) only recently brought online after months of delay.

Jul 7, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced complementary legislation to the Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act of 2011 (H.R. 2433) to help curb rising veteran unemployment. The Tax Credit to Hire Veterans Act of 2011 (H.R.

Jul 7, 2011 Press Release

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Jul 1, 2011 Press Release

“The First Amendment of the Constitution grants all Americans the right of free speech and religion. This week, however, there are allegations that these basic liberties are being violated at the Houston National Cemetery by prohibiting the use of the word ‘God’ on cemetery grounds.

Jun 24, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held an oversight hearing to obtain an update from Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) on the problems that have plagued the Cemetery.

Jun 14, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs heard testimony concerning the apparent disconnect between Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) mental health programs and disability compensation in helping veterans heal from the invisible wounds of war.

Jun 13, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Subcommittee on Health questioned members of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and several veterans service organizations (VSO) regarding the recent GAO report on sexual assaults at VA facilities.

Jun 7, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled, “VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Prevent Sexual Assaults and Other Safety Incidents.” In the report, requested by Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Rep.

Jun 3, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled, “How to Improve Underperforming Regional Offices.” The oversight hearing focused on the performance of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regional offices in adjudicating veterans claims for disability compensation.

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