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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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

Ranking Member Michaud Meets with VA Nominee Bob McDonald

Jul 25, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud met this morning with Robert McDonald, nominee for VA Secretary, to discuss McDonald’s vision and leadership plans should he be confirmed to take over the agency.

Ranking Member Michaud Statement on the Status of VA Conference Negotiations

Jul 24, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Representative Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the current status of conference negotiations related to VA reform legislation.

Ranking Member Michaud: Time for VA to Focus on Improving Mental Health Services

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee continued their series of oversight hearings into the ongoing systemic problems plaguing the VA’s delivery of care, with a hearing today focused on mental health services and suicide prevention.

Committee Ranking Member

The Honorable Mike Michaud
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
333 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
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