Committee on Veterans Affairs

Jeff Miller

Restoring Trust: The View of the Acting Secretary and the Veterans Community

2014/07/23


VA’s Longstanding Information Security Weaknesses are Increasing Patient Wait Times and Allowing Extensive Data Manipulation

2014/07/22


Creating Efficiency through Comparison: An Evaluation of Private Sector Best Practices and the VA Health Care System

2014/07/16


Evaluation of the Process to Achieve VBA Goals

2014/07/14


Service should not lead to suicide: Access to VA’s Mental Health Care

2014/07/10


VA Whistleblowers: Exposing Inadequate Service Provided to Veterans and Ensuring Appropriate Accountability

2014/07/08


Chairman Miller Statement on Nomination of Robert McDonald for VA Secretary

2014/06/29

WASHINGTON, D.C.— After the White House announced plans to nominate Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement:     

“If confirmed by the Senate, Robert McDonald will inherit a Department of Veterans Affairs under a specter of corruption that may very well surpass anything in the history of American government. In order to pave the way for serious and substantive reforms that will help VA to effectively deliver the care and benefits our veterans have earned, he’ll need to root out the culture of dishonesty and fraud that has taken hold within the department and is contributing to all of its most pressing challenges. Quite simply, those who created the VA scandal will need to be purged from the system. Personnel changes, however, won’t be enough. The only way McDonald can set the department up for long term success is to take the opposite approach of some other VA senior leaders.  That means focusing on solving problems instead of downplaying or hiding them, holding employees accountable for mismanagement and negligence that harms veterans, and understanding that taxpayer funded organizations such as VA have a responsibility to provide information to Congress and the public rather than stonewalling them.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

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VBA and VHA Interactions: Ordering and Conducting Medical Examinations

2014/06/25


Chairman Miller Statement on OSC Letter to President Obama

2014/06/23

WASHINGTON, D.C.— After the Office of Special Counsel released a letter to President Obama detailing VA’s repeated attempts to downplay the impact serious deficiencies in VA health care have had on patients, Chairman Miller released the following statement:    

"In reality, the deaths of dozens of veterans across the country have been linked to delays in VA care and other severe department health care problems. But in the fantasy land inhabited by VA’s Office of the Medical Inspector, serious patient safety issues apparently have no impact on patient safety.  It's impossible to solve problems by whitewashing them or denying they exist. This is a lesson VA should have already learned as part of its delays in care crisis, but President Obama needs to help reiterate it to each and every VA employee to ensure the department’s focus is on pinpointing and solving problems, rather than downplaying them. In the meantime, OMI owes it to America’s veterans and American taxpayers to provide an immediate and thorough explanation as to why it keeps reaching the same implausible conclusions in one report after another." - Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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Evaluating the Capacity of the VA to Care for Veteran Patients

2014/06/23


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Contact Information

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


Membership

Dan Benishek

MICHIGAN's 1st DISTRICT

Gus Bilirakis

FLORIDA's 12th DISTRICT

Mike Coffman

COLORADO's 6th DISTRICT

Paul Cook

CALIFORNIA's 8th DISTRICT

Jeff Denham

CALIFORNIA's 10th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Tim Huelskamp

KANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

Doug Lamborn

COLORADO's 5th DISTRICT

Jeff Miller

FLORIDA's 1st DISTRICT

Phil Roe

TENNESSEE's 1st DISTRICT

Jon Runyan

NEW JERSEY's 3rd DISTRICT

Jackie Walorski

INDIANA's 2nd DISTRICT

Brad Wenstrup

OHIO's 2nd DISTRICT