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 Statement on VA’s Office of Inspector General Report

Aug 26, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement this afternoon in response to the release of the VA OIG report looking into allegations of wrongdoing in Phoenix.

Ranking Member Michaud Statement on President Obama’s Executive Actions for Veterans

Aug 26, 2014 Press Release

President Barack Obama announced today a series of executive actions that will strengthen access to timely, high-quality healthcare and services for veterans.

President Obama Signs Bipartisan Veterans Affairs Bill into Law

Aug 7, 2014 Press Release

President Obama signed into law today bipartisan legislation that will address many of the immediate systemic problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Committee Ranking Member

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