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Jeff Miller

House, Senate Committees Reach Tentative Agreement On VA Bill

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

By Peter Cooney WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) - A tentative agreement has been reached by the chairmen of the U.S. Senate and House v...

Sam Stein

Lawmakers Make One Last Push To Salvage VA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the likelihood of passing legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs dwindling rapidly, top Republican and Democratic...

Lawmakers Slam Veterans Health Bill Cost Estimate

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - Cost estimates of up to $50 billion a year for a veterans emergency medical care bill ...

House Easily Approves Bill To Speed Veterans' Care

AP | ALAN FRAM, | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for pati...

Another Florida Republican Thinks Humans Don't Contribute To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) denied that human activity has any impact on climate change while on MSNBC Monday. Miller, the chairman of the House Vete...

Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Ban Members Of Congress From Flying First Class On 'Taxpayer Dime'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) submitted a request to the Committee on Appropriations prohibiting members of Congress from flying first class "on the taxp...

The TSA Found More Than $500,000 In Loose Change. Now What?

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

Last year, the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) made over $500,000 in loose change that travelers left behind at airport checkpoints. N...

Panel Votes To Ban Veterans Affairs Bonuses

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House panel voted Wednesday to place a five-year moratorium on bonuses to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Th...

Chairman Calls For 'Top-To-Bottom Review' After 'Outrageous' Move

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House committee chairman renewed his criticism Thursday of the bonuses paid to senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Departme...

Doing Right by Veterans With College Tuition Fairness

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

The New GI Bill is a great tool to help transform the New Greatest Generation of service members into a new generation of scholars, entrepreneurs, citizens and civilian leaders. It is only fair that we evolve this benefit and improve the impact of this investment in those who have fought.

GOP Rep Takes Cue From Mitt In Attempt To Tackle Mental Care Gap

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Veterans who have trouble getting timely mental health care from Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics should also have access to ...

New House-Backed Bill: Airports To Donate Lost Clothing To Homeless Vets

Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact

Thanks to a new House-approved bill, clothes left behind at security checkpoints could be donated to homeless veterans, according to the Washington Po...

Jason Linkins

The Sunlight Foundation Will Save Your Politicians' Embarrassing Tweets For History

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

For as long as politicians have been using Twitter, politicians have been embarrassing themselves on Twitter. This is because they're mostly dimwi...

PHOTOS: Non-Profit Sets Up Beehives On D.C. Rooftops, Gardens

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "Some people say it's less work than a dog but more work than a cat," says beekeeper Jeff Miller about his favored hobby. "I say less wo...

Max J. Rosenthal

Veterans Shielded From Massive Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Office of Management and Budget, a White House agency, ruled on Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs would be exempt from ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama's Birth Control Rule Will Hurt Homeless Veterans, Warns GOP Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), a leading Republican congressman overseeing veterans issues, is warning that President Obama's decision on bi...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

G.I. Bill Cuts: Veterans Enrolled In College Face Uncertain Futures

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.24.2011 | College

MADISON, Wis. -- Nearly two years ago, Stephen Lee uprooted his wife and two children from their home in Clarksville, Tenn., to study political scienc...

Biggest Football Game Is One Being Played in Washington, D.C.

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

There's only one game left in the NFL season. But there's plenty of political football being played in Washington, D.C. -- and the result of this game will shape the sport and country for years to come.

BP Gas Station Owners Courted By Other Brands In Wake Of Oil Spill

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Oil has stopped spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, but BP remains unusually vulnerable to the prospect of U.S. gas stations defectin...

Why Are Reps. Miller and Posey Refusing to Wish Iranians a Happy Norooz?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Two Florida Republican Congressmen chose to vote against a resolution wishing Iranians worldwide a happy new year. This was an odd choice, given that the resolution is in no way controversial.

The Grinch Who Steals Our Elections

Gautam Dutta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gautam Dutta

Between resignations and politicians' office-hopping, special elections cannot be avoided. Fortunately, there's a proven way to rescue hapless voters and taxpayers -- Instant Runoff Voting.

Jeff Miller: Another GOP Rep. Defects, Backs Rubio Over Crist

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another Republican lawmaker has broken ranks and backed Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio for governor over Sen. Charlie Crist. U.S. Rep. Jeff Mille...

Note To Spitzer: Gremilns?!

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel

No arena has been spared its own blemish and moral hiccup. Sports, entertainment, politics, the clergy -- name it.

Florida Republican Defends 'Borrowed' Speech

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A Republican congressman has apologized for posting a speech on his Web site without acknowledging that it was largely written by a...