Ranking Democratic Member's Welcome Message


As Ranking Democratic Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I’m pleased to welcome you to our Web site.

There are few principles more important to me than ensuring that our veterans receive the honor and dedicated care that their courage and bravery demand. Owing to that solemn duty, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is dedicated to improving health care and benefits for our veterans.

This Web site is designed to allow you to interact with the Committee as it continues this important work. You will find information on our membership, history, upcoming and past hearings, legislation and other important news concerning Committee action.

If you’re looking for information on veterans’ benefits, you’ll find numerous helpful links in the “Veterans Benefits” section.

Thank you for your interest in our committee.

Mike Michaud

Committee Schedule

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Recent News

Date Headline
10/2/2012 Filner Statement on IG Report On Questionable Spending Relating to VA Human Resources Conferences
9/12/2012 Filner Statement on House Passage of H.R. 4057, the “Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012”
8/14/2012 Filner Statement on IG Investigation Regarding Questionable Spending Relating to VA Human Resources Conferences
5/21/2012 Cummings-Filner-Smith Mortgage Foreclosure Protection for Servicemembers and Their Families Amendment Passes House
5/15/2012 Filner Joins in Introduction of Mortgage Foreclosure Protection Legislation for Servicemembers and Their Families
3/27/2012 Filner Applauds Administration’s Plan to Provide Assistance to Homeless Veterans
2/15/2012 VA Testifies on Budget Request Seeking 10.5% Increase
2/9/2012 VA Fiduciary Program Comes Under Fire
2/1/2012 Runaway Contracts: VA Loses Control of "Open Market" Purchases
11/2/2011 Filner Applauds Passage of Veterans' COLA Bill
9/9/2011 Republicans Say - It’s Not the Job of Congress to Create Jobs!
5/13/2011 Filner Strongly Supports Historic Win for Veterans in 9th Circuit Decision
5/5/2011 Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee Advances Filner Legislation on Claims Processing and Appeals Rights for Veterans
5/4/2011 Filner To VA: “How Many Times Do We Have To Go Down This Road?”
4/15/2011 Protect the Homes of Military Families!
4/12/2011 Filner Introduces a Bill of Rights for Injured and Amputee Veterans
4/8/2011 Filner Introduces Legislation to Eliminate Homelessness
4/7/2011 Filner Legislation Would Establish a Bill of Rights for Women Veterans
4/6/2011 Filner Bill Allows Elderly Veterans to Use Their Earned Medicare Dollars for VA Health Care
4/6/2011 Statement of Ranking Democratic Member Bob Filner on the Death of Former-Representative John Adler
4/4/2011 Filner Sponsors Bill Strengthening Collective Bargaining
3/31/2011 Filner Legislation for Servicemembers of Operation New Dawn
3/18/2011 Congress Must Act Now to Restore Earned Benefits to All Vietnam Veterans – Including “Blue Water” Vets!
3/9/2011 Bipartisan Congressional Veterans Leaders Urge President to Block VA's Plan to Limit Support for Caregivers of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
3/4/2011 Filner Applauds Supreme Court Ruling that Helps Disabled Veterans Get Justice!
2/17/2011 Hearing on FY 2012 Veterans’ Budget - Filner to VA: "Request What You Need, But Need What You Request"
2/9/2011 Filner Calls for Foreclosure Protections for Servicemembers to be Made Permanent
1/28/2011 Filner Rebukes Mortgage Bank for Overcharging Military Families
1/26/2011 Veterans’ Affairs Democrats Announce Leadership Team
12/16/2010 House Passes Legislation to Strengthen Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
10/13/2010 Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 Signed Into Law
9/29/2010 Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010 Sent to President’s Desk
9/29/2010 Does America Want to Know the Real Cost of War?
9/28/2010 House Passes Legislation to Address Housing, Education and Employment Challenges Facing Veterans
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