Welcome to Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals

Welcome to Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals

Now Open for Membership – Open To Everyone

The Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals is now open for initial membership. We are in the process of creating the most effective organization of real estate professionals in support of our military veterans and their quest for home ownership. We have great plans for this organization. This is a great time to become a member. It is Free and we will be adding content and resources soon.

Please note, this organization will accept anyone interested in helping with the cause, not just real estate agents.  Also, if you are a real estate agent, you do not need to be a veteran – the goal is for the real estate community to help veterans achieve the goal of home ownership.

Miller Applauds House Passage of Veterans Bills

Miller Applauds House Passage of Veterans Bills

Today the House passed three veterans related bills, including:

H.R. 4590, the Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act, as amended, would authorize a number of major medical facility construction projects to improve safety issues at facilities that are at high-risk for earthquakes. It would also require a greater accounting of VA construction expenditures.

H.R. 3936, the VET Act, as amended, would authorize a three-year pilot program for Veteran Engagement Teams, which would allow VA employees to meet one-on-one with veterans to help facilitate the claims process for veterans benefits.

These bills now await consideration by the Senate. Following House passage of the bills, Chairman Miller released the below statement.

“I applaud the House’s actions today to improve VA’s claims processing efforts and add additional transparency to the department’s construction operations. These bills would help improve veterans’ experiences while encouraging a more functional and efficient VA, and I urge the Senate to consider them in short order.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

http://veterans.house.gov/press-release/miller-applauds-house-passage-of-veterans-bills

Miller Statement on VA Decision to Dump Faster Firing Authority

Miller Statement on VA Decision to Dump Faster Firing Authority

Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement today regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ refusal to use expanded legal authorities that enable the VA secretary to swiftly discipline senior executives for cause.

“Everyone knows VA isn’t very good at disciplining employees, but this decision calls into question whether department leaders are even interested in doing so. After all, VA is a place where egregious employee behavior, such as armed robbery participation and wait-time manipulation, is routinely tolerated. This decision underscores the urgent need for civil-service reform across the federal government that enables leaders to swiftly and efficiently discipline those who can’t or won’t do their jobs – an ability that is presently almost nonexistent.”– Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

 

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http://veterans.house.gov/press-release/miller-statement-on-va-decision-to-dump-faster-firing-authority

Legislative Hearing

Legislative Hearing

http://veterans.house.gov/hearing/legislative-hearing-10

Miller Statement on Phoenix VAHCS Firings

Miller Statement on Phoenix VAHCS Firings

Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement today regarding recent firings at the Phoenix VA Health Care System more than two years after the facility’s wait-time scandal became public.

“This decision is the right one for veterans and taxpayers. Deputy Secretary Gibson is correct in saying the process took ‘far too long.’ That’s why the Senate must follow the House’s lead and act to fix the outright dysfunction inherent in our federal civil service rules, which put the job security of VA bureaucrats ahead of the veterans they are charged with serving. The House addressed this issue head-on last July by passing the VA Accountability Act, and it’s well past time for the Senate to get behind this commonsense proposal. In the meantime, VA – forced to tolerate misbehavior throughout its ranks – will continue to lurch from one scandal to another, and veterans will pay the price.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

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The VA Accountability Act (H.R. 1994) passed the House in July of 2015 and is pending in the Senate. It would give the VA secretary the authority to swiftly fire or demote any employee for poor performance or misconduct while protecting whistleblowers and limiting the agency’s ability to place misbehaving employees on paid leave. It would also give VA the ability to recover annuities on pensions of VA senior executives convicted of felonies committed on the job. 

http://veterans.house.gov/press-release/miller-statement-on-phoenix-vahcs-firings

“Access and Accountability: Examining Obstacles to High Quality Patient Care in Louisiana

“Access and Accountability: Examining Obstacles to High Quality Patient Care in Louisiana

http://veterans.house.gov/hearing/access-and-accountability-examining-obstacles-to-high-quality-patient-care-in-louisiana

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