Committee on Veterans Affairs

Jeff Miller

Exploring VBA’s Fiduciary Program

2015/06/11


Legislative Hearing on H.R. 356; H.R. 832; H.R. 1994; H.R. 2133; H.R. 2275; H.R. 2344; H.R. 2360; H.R. 2361; and a draft bill entitled, “To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain modifications and improvements in the transfer of unused educat

2015/06/02


Circumvention of Contracts in the Provision of Non-VA Healthcare

2015/06/01


Markup of H.R. 475, H.R. 571, H.R. 675, H.R. 1575, H.R. 1607, and H.R. 2256

2015/05/21


Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of Multiple Veterans Service Organizations

2015/05/20


Markup of H.R. 271, H.R. 627, H.R. 1575, H.R. 1769, H.R. 2256

2015/05/15


Overcoming Barriers to More Efficient and Effective VA Staffing

2015/05/15


Miller and Isakson Statement on Replacement Denver VA Medical Center

2015/05/14

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson released the following statement regarding the replacement Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center construction project.

 

“The Department of Veterans Affairs replacement Denver VA Medical Center is the biggest construction failure in VA history. Since the project’s inception, the cost of the hospital has ballooned from $328 million to $1.73 billion. Yet as the project spiraled out of control, VA ignored congressional pleas to get things back on track at almost every turn. Because of a near complete and total lack of focus on the project at the highest levels of VA and the department’s disregard for congressional oversight, the future of the Denver replacement hospital is unclear.

 

“For its part, VA to this day has refused to take this project seriously. Instead of putting forth a realistic plan for covering the enormous cost overruns in Denver by finding efficiencies in its existing budget and eliminating waste, VA has essentially demanded that taxpayers subsidize the department’s incompetence with an $830 million bailout. Incredibly, VA is asking for this bailout in the absence of any accountability whatsoever for the problems in Denver while just today the public learned the department is improperly spending as much as $6 billion on procurements per year. VA’s top leaders may have been ushered into their positions based on their business sense, but their response to the Denver debacle, which has been devoid of accountability and practical cost-savings initiatives, would not fly at any business.

 

“We’ve been down this road before. Last year, VA promised to fire those responsible for manipulating wait times, stop its longstanding pattern of whistleblower retaliation and fix the department’s corrosive culture. That hasn’t happened yet, and Congress will not tolerate any more empty VA promises. So if the department is serious about getting the Denver project back on track, it needs to show us rather than tell us.”

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Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in VA’s Purchase Card Program

2015/05/14


Markup of H.R.675, H.R. 677, H.R. 732, H.R. 1067, H.R.1331, H.R. 1414, H.R. 1569, and H.R. 1607

2015/05/14


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Contact Information

335 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3527
Fax 202-225-5486
veterans.house.gov


Membership

Ralph Abraham

LOUISIANA's 5th DISTRICT

Dan Benishek

MICHIGAN's 1st DISTRICT

Gus Bilirakis

FLORIDA's 12th DISTRICT

Mike Bost

ILLINOIS' 12th DISTRICT

Mike Coffman

COLORADO's 6th DISTRICT

Ryan Costello

PENNSYLVANIA's 6th DISTRICT

Tim Huelskamp

KANSAS' 1st DISTRICT

Doug Lamborn

COLORADO's 5th DISTRICT

Jeff Miller

FLORIDA's 1st DISTRICT

Amata Radewagen

AMERICAN SAMOA

Phil Roe

TENNESSEE's 1st DISTRICT

Jackie Walorski

INDIANA's 2nd DISTRICT

Brad Wenstrup

OHIO's 2nd DISTRICT

Lee Zeldin

NEW YORK's 1st DISTRICT