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Augusta VA execs awarded $25K in bonuses despite botched care

...long delays.Rep. Jeff Miller, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, introduced a bill last week...chance to defend their award, was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.The circumstances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-19/augusta-va-execs-awarded-25k
Advocacy groups offer veteran support with VA benefit problems

...assists with the preparation and presentation of appeals.Atlanta program specialist Scott Davis testified before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs last week that benefit applications for more than 10,000 veterans may have been improperly purged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-18/advocacy-groups-offer-vetera
Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

...there. Mitchell, a former co-director of the Phoenix VA hospital's ER, said in testimony prepared for the House committee that serious medical problems were missed by staffers "overwhelmed by the glut of patients."Her complaints were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-08/watchdog-retaliation-com
Harrell raises South Carolina judicial independence questions

...Harrell's attorneys objected, and Circuit Judge Casey Manning ultimately ordered Wilson to halt the inquiry.The House committee can only handle civil issues and, should it determine criminal charges are possible, must refer the case to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-21/harrell-raises-sc-judici
Augusta veteran fears disability benefits may be revoked

...receive the benefits for which he was originally approved.He has copied the chairman and ranking members of the House Committee on Vete rans Affairs on all correspondence to the VA for help. McCoy said the Atlanta office will reach out to Martinez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-13/augusta-veteran-fears-disabi
Veteran Access to Care Act allows VA patients to seek outside care

...employees from fiscal years 2014 through 2016.Barrow introduced the bill with Rep. Jeff Miller, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, who said in a statement that the VA's latest audit data was evidence that the recent scandal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-10/veteran-access-care-act-allow
Positions tied to Augusta VA investigation under interim leadership

...experience and a keen analytical approach" to an Augusta chief of staff position that's under investigation by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs for failing to report scheduling problems in the hospital's gastrointestinal program that led...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-09/positions-tied-augusta-va-in
Congress members from Augusta area say Shinseki resignation critical for rebuilding VA

...illnesses, and deaths that plagued our VA system for years," Wilson said.Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, characterized Shinseki as an "honorable man whose dedication to our country is beyond reproach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-30/congress-memebers-augusta-ar
Shinseki exits -- now what?

...levels, from front-line health-care professionals to the top-level administrators who continue to stonewall the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs."Until the VA understands that we're deadly serious, you can expect us to be over your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-31/shinseki-exits-now-wh
Wilson calls for VA secretary's resignation

...Barrow, D-Ga., called for Shinseki's resignation last week. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, joined the issue this week, saying it's time for Shinseki to go."As complaints, illnesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-29/wilson-calls-va-secretarys-r