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.

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U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson, Don Young, Mike Michaud, Bill Enyart Announce Veterans Congressional Fellowship Caucus

Apr 8, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA-5), Don Young (R-AK-AL), Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Michaud (D-ME-2), and Bill Enyart (D-IL-12) today announced the formation of the bipartisan Veterans Congressional Fellowship Caucus.

New VA Bill Would Improve Outcomes for Veterans by Proactively Addressing Common Failures

Apr 7, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME), the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has introduced new legislation aimed at improving outcomes for veterans through comprehensive program management and accountability reform within the Veterans Administration.

House Hearing Explores Private Sector Veterans Employment Initiatives

Jan 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee explored veteran recruiting and retention initiatives of the private sector. Wal-Mart, Microsoft Corporation, and JPMorgan Chase were among those testifying at today’s hearing.