Chairman Miller Applauds House Passage of Bills to Limit VA Bonuses, Honor Veterans and Retirees
WASHINGTON – Today the House passed two House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs-originated bills:
H.R. 1338, the Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act of 2015, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study and report back to Congress on the problem of unclaimed remains of deceased veterans and also place a $2 million cap on Fiscal Year 2016 bonuses for VA senior executives.
H.R. 1384, the Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act, would honor as veterans retired National Guard and Reserve personnel who have served 20 years and do not meet the full requirements for veteran status under title 38, United States Code.
The bills now await consideration by the Senate. Following House passage of the bills, Chairman Miller released the below statement.
“Today the House took important steps toward ensuring deceased veterans are treated with respect and dignity, reining in VA’s outrageous, everyone-gets-a-bonus culture and honoring the service of National Guard and Reserve retirees. I applaud my House colleagues for supporting these important measures, and I call on the Senate to act on them as soon as possible.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs