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A combined US Military honor guard carries the 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan in his flag-draped casket up more than 60-stairs into the nations Capital Building Rotunda: 06/09/2004 ARC Identifier 6663906 / Local Identifier 330-CFD-DF-SD-06-14725.jpeg National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures, College Park, MD   Aerial view showing the two mile length from the Lincoln Monument to the US Capital, including the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument in Washington DC: 09/26/2003 ARC Identifier 6648901 / Local Identifier 330-CFD-DF-SD-05-13545.jpeg National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures, College Park, MD   Led by Drum Major SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Jack Story the US Air Force Reserve Pipe Band from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, march out of the Lower West Terrace of the US Capitol after the National Tartan Day Capital Ceremony. Enacted through Legislation authored by US Senator Trent Lott, Tartan Day honors the heritage of Americans of Scottish Descent. The Reserve Pipe Band is one of only two bagpipe bands in the US Armed Forces and is one of the most unique and colorful units in the Air Force. Band members wear uniforms manufactured in Scotland. Their official Tartan was authorized and approved in September 1987 by the Tartan Society in Edinburgh, Scotland: 04/05/2001 ARC Identifier 6521827 / Local Identifier 330-CFD-DF-SD-02-03569.jpeg National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures, College Park, MD

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A combined US Military honor guard carries the 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan in his flag-draped casket up more than 60-stairs into the nations Capital Building Rotunda: 06/09/2004 ARC Identifier 6663906 / Local Identifier 330-CFD-DF-SD-06-14725.jpeg National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures, College Park, MD

Aerial view showing the two mile length from the Lincoln Monument to the US Capital, including the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument in Washington DC: 09/26/2003 ARC Identifier 6648901 / Local Identifier 330-CFD-DF-SD-05-13545.jpeg National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures, College Park, MD

Led by Drum Major Senior Master  Sergeant Jack Story the US Air Force Reserve Pipe Band from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, march out of the Lower West Terrace of the US Capitol after the National Tartan Day Capital Ceremony. Enacted through Legislation authored by US Senator Trent Lott, Tartan Day honors the heritage of Americans of Scottish Descent.

For more on Legislation: Go to Thomas Legislative Information on the internet from the Library of Congress or The Senate & House Committees: thomas.loc.gov - House Committee on Veterans Affairs - The Senate Veterans Committee



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Press Releases

Feb 27, 2014

Miller and Walorski Aim to Protect Benefits of Veterans Who Die Waiting for VA Claims

Yesterday, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller and Rep. Jackie Walorski introduced H.R. 4102...

Feb 13, 2014

VSOs Say VA Lacks Accountability, Support Miller, Rubio Bills to Reform VA

Leaders of some of America’s top veterans service organizations are acknowledging the widespread lack of accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs...

Feb 11, 2014

Miller Announces Legislation to Help Bring Much-Needed Accountability to VA

Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller will introduce the VA Management Accountability Act of 2014...

Feb 3, 2014

House Votes to Strengthen G.I. Bill, Ban Bonuses for VA Senior Execs

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 357, as amended, the G.I. Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013...

Jan 28, 2014

Chairman Miller Statement Regarding President’s SOTU Address

Chairman Jeff Miller released the below statement today ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address.



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Press Releases

  • Chairman Sanders Vows to Continue Fight for Veterans

    Welcomes VA Action on Job Training WASHINGTON, March 5 - Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today pledged to continue fighting for passage of a comprehensive  veterans bill that includes a provision to extend a successful job-training program due to expire at the end of March. In a short-term reprieve, the White House today announced a three-month extension of the program so veterans already enrolled in classes can complete spring semester courses. "This ...
     

  • Sanders Welcomes White House VA Budget Proposal

    WASHINGTON, March 4 - Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs: "The president’s budget reflects a continued commitment to ensuring that veterans receive the care and benefits they deserve. It would provide the resources necessary to seriously combat veterans’ homelessness.  And it would continue to provide increased funding to eliminat...
     

  • Comprehensive Veterans Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

    Sanders Calls Effort to Inject Iran Sanctions 'Disrespectful' WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 - The Senate today cleared a major hurdle for consideration of legislation expanding health care, education, employment and other benefits for veterans. The 99-0 vote clears the way for a Senate debate on the bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. "We have made progress but we still have a long way to go if we are to keep faith with those who have put th...
     

  • Chairman Sanders Statement on Military Retiree COLAs

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 - Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Senate voted 95 – 3 for a House-passed bill to restore cost-of-living pension increases for younger military retirees: "This bill is a step forward but it doesn’t go as far as it should. The legislation restores the COLA for current retirees and members of the armed forces but keeps the cut in place for those who have recently joined the military or...
     

  • Veterans Back Benefits Bill

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 - Leaders of more than 20 veterans' service organizations today joined Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at a news conference to support the most comprehensive legislation for veterans in decades. The bill (S. 1982) is backed by the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and many other organizations. "This bill is the result of a great deal of bipartisan work to ad...
     

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2/28/2013
Sanders Questions Veterans Service Organizations on Cuts in Disability Benefits

2/28/2013
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Staffer Receives Exemplary Service Award

2/26/2013
Chairman Sanders Addresses American Legion

2/11/2013
Sanders Statement on Navy SEAL on Osama bin Laden Mission Caught in VA Backlog

2/6/2013
Senate and House Veterans' Committee Leaders Fault VA and DoD on Integrated Health Record System

2/1/2013
Sanders Statement on Veterans Suicides

12/13/2012
Murray Bill to Provide Fertility Treatment to Veterans Passes Senate

12/10/2012
Chairman Murray Statement on Decline in Homeless Veterans Population

10/18/2012
Sen. Murray Calls on Secretary Panetta to Provide Timeline for Promised Military Review of PTSD and Behavioral Health Diagnoses

10/1/2012
Chairman Murray's Statement on IG Report Detailing Waste at VA Conferences

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement after the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs released a report on their investigation into two conferences in Orlando run by VA’s Office of Human Resources and Administration.

Spouse of Severely Wounded Veteran Testifies on VA's Fertility Treatment

As veterans return home with catastrophic IED injuries, Murray bill reverses VA ban on critical fertility treatment; would help veterans and their spouses have children
June 27 2012

New legislation would make improvements to ensure that those who served have access to consistent, quality behavioral health care
June 26 2012

As veterans continue to return home with catastrophic IED injuries, Murray bill reverses VA ban on critical fertility treatment; will help veterans and their spouses have children
June 19 2012

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5/30/2012 Murray, Blumenthal, Nelson Call on Departments of Justice, Treasury to Investigate Charitable Organizations Exploiting Veterans for Own Financial Gain

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