Committee on Veterans Affairs

Jeff Miller

Legislative Hearing

2015/03/24


Legislative Hearing on H.R. 571, H.R. 593, H.R. 1015, H.R. 1016, H.R. 1017, H.R. 1128, and H.R. 1129

2015/03/19


Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations

2015/03/18


A Review of Higher Education Opportunities for the Newest Generation of Veterans

2015/03/17


Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations

2015/03/05


Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

2015/03/04


House Passes Bills to Increase Accountability at VA, Give Veterans More Health Care Choices

2015/03/03

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two veterans related bills:

·         H.R. 280, introduced by Chairman Jeff Miller, would give the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary the authority to recoup for cause bonuses paid to VA employees.

·         H.R. 294, introduced by Chairman Jeff Miller, would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs for three years beginning October 1, 2015, to enter into a contract or agreement with a certified medical foster home to pay for long-term care for up to 900 eligible veterans.

The bills now await consideration by the Senate. Following House passage of the bills, Chairman Miller released the below statement:

“Congress has once again found common ground in support of bringing much-needed accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and providing more health care choices to our nation’s veterans. If signed into law, these bills would have a lasting impact on the way VA operates and on the lives of many veterans. I am especially proud of passage of the urgently needed H.R. 280. As we learned last Congress, behind nearly every VA scandal, there’s a bonus. Given that the department paid more than $380,000 in cash bonuses to top executives at 38 hospitals that are either under investigation for falsifying medical care wait times or where there have been long treatment delays, we need to give the VA secretary the authority to recoup any bonuses department employees collected based on false claims or exaggerated performance. Ideally, VA employees and executives who collected bonuses under false pretenses should be subject to prosecution when warranted, but at a minimum their bonuses should be paid back in full. I applaud my House colleagues for supporting these important measures and I urge the Senate to pass them without delay.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

RelatedVA bonuses went to officials at delay-prone hospitalsUSA TodayJuly 4, 2014

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Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of The American Legion

2015/02/25


Miller Statement on Sec. McDonald’s Special Operations Claims

2015/02/24

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Chairman Miller released the following statement in reaction to VA Sec. Bob McDonald’s false claim that he served in special operations forces:

“I’m disappointed in Sec. McDonald’s comments. After a rough couple of weeks that also included inflated claims of accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs, I hope Sec. McDonald will redouble his efforts to ensure his statements – and those of all VA officials – are completely accurate. This is the only way the department can regain the trust of the veterans and taxpayers it is charged with serving.” - Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

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Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of the Disabeled American Veterans

2015/02/24


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Contact Information

335 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3527
Fax 202-225-5486
veterans.house.gov


Membership

Ralph Abraham

LOUISIANA's 5th DISTRICT

Dan Benishek

MICHIGAN's 1st DISTRICT

Gus Bilirakis

FLORIDA's 12th DISTRICT

Mike Bost

ILLINOIS' 12th DISTRICT

Mike Coffman

COLORADO's 6th DISTRICT

Ryan Costello

PENNSYLVANIA's 6th DISTRICT

Tim Huelskamp

KANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

Doug Lamborn

COLORADO's 5th DISTRICT

Jeff Miller

FLORIDA's 1st DISTRICT

Amata Radewagen

AMERICAN SAMOA

Phil Roe

TENNESSEE's 1st DISTRICT

Jackie Walorski

INDIANA's 2nd DISTRICT

Brad Wenstrup

OHIO's 2nd DISTRICT

Lee Zeldin

NEW YORK's 1st DISTRICT