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Miller Welcomes New Members to House Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Dec 10, 2010
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Florida), the Chairman-elect of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announces that the Republican Steering Committee has appointed six new Members to the committee for the 112th Congress.  In welcoming these members to the panel overseeing veterans health care and benefits, Miller applauded their desire to serve the former warriors of the nation’s military.

“The Veterans’ Affairs Committee will be strengthened by the addition of this solid group of new members.  Their backgrounds—including military service experience and surgical practice in VA’s health care system—and unique experiences will benefit our committee, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and, most importantly, the veterans of our Armed Forces,” said Miller.

“Our new Members will be called upon to immediately put their talents to work on behalf of our nation’s finest as the committee shifts to an era of locating and implementing efficiencies with an end goal of improved delivery of services and benefits to all veterans.  We will work tirelessly to ensure that the Committee’s oversight and legislative efforts will allow VA the resources it needs to deliver on its critical mission to care for veterans.  Additionally, I’m confident that each of our new Members shares my commitment to spend taxpayer dollars prudently and to return fiscal discipline to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs,” concluded Miller. 

The new Republicans selected for the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee include (in alphabetical order):

Dan Benishek – Michigan
Ann Marie Buerkle – New York
Jeff Denham – California
Tim Huelskamp -- Kansas
Bill Johnson – Ohio
Jon Runyan – New Jersey

111th Congress