Legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over compensation; general and special pensions of all the wars of the United States.
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted to approve six bills during a full committee markup today. The bills cleared today address a number of issues, including: military sexual assault, VA executive bonuses, training and education programs for veterans, and veterans’ Second Amendment rights.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing examining the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) construction program. GAO’s May 2013 report “VA Construction: Additional Actions Needed to Decrease Delays and Lower Costs of Major Medical-Facility Projects” found that VA’s four largest medical-facility construction projects (Las Vegas, Orlando, Denver and New Orleans) all had cost increases ranging from 59% to 144%, representing a total cost increase of nearly $1.5 billion and an average increase of about $366 million per project. Reported schedule delays ranged from 14 to 74 months with an average delay of 35 months per project.
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Mike Michaud (Maine-02), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, reacted to today’s White House announcement that American businesses have hired or trained 290,000 veterans and military spouses over the past two years and have committed to hiring 435,000 more by 2018.