A Plan to Help VA Eliminate the Claims Backlog

On May 22nd, joined by veteran groups on Capitol Hill, committee members unveiled a 10 bill legislative package designed to help the VA accomplish its goal to eliminate the backlog by 2015.
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Subcommittees

Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

Legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over compensation; general and special pensions of all the wars of the United States.

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

Education of veterans, employment and training of veterans, vocational rehabilitation, veterans' housing programs, readjustment of servicemembers to civilian life, and servicemembers civil relief.

Subcommittee on Health

Veterans Health Administration including medical services, medical support and compliance, medical facilities, medical and prosthetic research, and major and minor construction.

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Provides oversight on programs and operations of the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as those of other federal agencies that pertain to veterans. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Subcommittee conducts hearings, site visits, and investigations nationwide.

Latest News

Michaud Responds to Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearing on Phoenix OIG Report

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a comprehensive hearing today examining the VA’s OIG report into the systemic failures in Phoenix.

Michaud Calls on President Obama to Move toward National Veterans Strategy

Sep 16, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, called on President Obama today to convene a working group around the formation of a National Veterans Strategy.

Ranking Member Michaud Discusses VA Reform with Secretary McDonald

Sep 11, 2014 Press Release

Rep. Michaud met this morning with Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to discuss reforms to the Department that will improve the delivery of services and benefits to veterans and their families.

Committee Ranking Member

The Honorable Mike Michaud
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
333 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-9756