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Jun 1, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs met to discuss how to put America’s veterans back to work.

Jun 1, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Yesterday and today, the House of Representatives passed new legislation to support veterans. Legislation included a bill to help cut down on the bureaucracy experienced by veterans with pending claims by eliminating unwanted duplication of review of claims (H.R.

May 23, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, the House of Representatives affirmed its commitment to America’s veterans by passing four pieces of legislation helping and honoring veterans of all generations. Legislation included fixes to the Post-9/11 GI Bill to keep student veterans in the school of their choice (H.R.

May 16, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, the Subcommittee on Health met to review the Federal Recovery Coordination Program. The Committee heard testimony that even though more than three years have elapsed since the program was implemented, systemic shortfalls persist including a lack of overall coordination and collaboration between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

May 13, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs favorably reported six pieces of legislation (H.R. 1407, as amended; H.R. 1484, as amended; H.R. 1627, as amended; H.R. 1383, as amended; H.R. 1657; and H.R. 802, as amended) for full House consideration.

May 13, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing on mental health programs available through the VA on June 14, 2011. Tuesday’s ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that cites “unchecked incompetence” by the VA in handling post-traumatic stress cases will also be addressed at the hearing.  

May 12, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled, “Reboot: Examining the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Strategy for the 21st Century.” Committee members hoped to receive a positive progress report from VA regarding IT improvements following recent increased funding and staffing.

May 6, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs favorably reported three bills to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The bills are expected to go before the Committee as early as next Thursday, May 12, 2011.

May 5, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity favorably reported four bills to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. It is expected the legislation will go before the Committee as early as next Thursday, May 12, 2011.

May 3, 2011 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing entitled, “Sacred Obligation: Restoring Veteran Trust and Patient Safety,” regarding the failure to act and haphazard notification processes on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning medical sanitization processes at major VA facilities including those in Miami, Florida, St.

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