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 six veterans-related bills, including:

H.R. 6416, the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016, would make a number of improvements to VA health care, the disability compensation process and other veterans services. The bill would clarify VA’s responsibility to provide treatment to individuals seeking emergency care, expand the amount of time that certain widows and widowers may receive and utilize Post 9/11 G.I. Bill educational assistance benefits under the Fry Scholarship and require the secretary to notify Congress if an employee is placed on administrative leave for more than 14 days in a single year. It would also expand eligibility for medallions to mark the graves of our nation’s veterans and Medal of Honor recipients who are buried in private cemeteries.

H.R. 5399, the Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2016 would require VA doctors to promptly report unethical activities of other physicians to the applicable state licensing authority, in accordance with the American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics.

H.R. 4352, as amended, the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016, would direct VA to carry out an 18-month pilot program of commercial patient self-scheduling software and establish capabilities standards for such a system.

S. 3076, the Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016, would authorize VA to furnish a casket or urn for a deceased veteran laid to rest in a national, state or tribal cemetery if their family cannot afford it.

 

S. 3076 now awaits the president’s signature, while the other bills await consideration by the Senate. Following House passage of the bills, Chairman Miller released the below statement.

“These bipartisan bills are designed to help improve health care, benefits and services for those who are most deserving – our nation’s veterans. I’m especially proud of the provision in H.R. 6416 that brings transparency and accountability to VA’s often-abused administrative leave system. I applaud my colleagues for passing this meaningful legislation to improve care for our nation’s veterans and honor those who have fallen.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/miller-applauds-house-passage-veterans-bills-0

Miller Statement on 115th Congress HVAC Chairman

Miller Statement on 115th Congress HVAC Chairman
Today Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement after Rep. Phil Roe was elected by the Republican Steering Committee to serve as House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs chairman for the 115th Congress.

“I would like to congratulate Rep. Roe on his hard-earned victory as well as the steering committee for its excellent decision. Under Roe’s leadership, I am confident the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will continue to serve veterans by setting the standard for congressional legislative and oversight accomplishments.”   – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/miller-statement-115th-congress-hvac-chairman

Miller Statement on Latest VA Scandals

Miller Statement on Latest VA Scandals
After new scandals surfaced at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center as well as the Tomah, Wis., VA Medical Center, Chairman Jeff Miller released the below statement: 

“More than two years after the biggest scandal in VA history, the department’s problems remain on full display. In Washington, more than 2,000 veterans who asked VA for help fell through the cracks, including three who died before being contacted by VA. And in Tomah, Wis., nearly 600 veterans may have been infected with Hepatitis or HIV due to shoddy sterilization procedures. Under VA’s broken civil-service system, not a single employee has been seriously held accountable for these egregious instances of botched care, according to VA records. And until VA leaders get behind commonsense accountability legislation – such as the House-passed VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act – VA’s problems will only continue.”  – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

 

Related

Administrative Summary of Investigation, VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

VA Office of Inspector General

Nov. 29, 2016

 

Tomah VA: Veterans could have been infected with Hepatitis, HIV

NBC, Eau Claire, Wis.

Nov. 29, 2016

 

In Bipartisan Vote, House Passes VA Accountability, Appeals Reform

Veterans.House.Gov

Sept. 14, 2016
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/miller-statement-latest-va-scandals

Miller Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Protect Student Veterans

Miller Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Protect Student Veterans
Today the House passed H.R. 5047, the Protecting Veterans' Educational Choice Act of 2016, by a vote of 411-3.

The bill would require VA to inform student veterans about transferring coursework credits when they switch schools and about agreements schools may have regarding transferring credits.

H.R. 5047 now awaits consideration by the Senate. Following House passage of the bill, Chairman Miller released the below statement.

“Our veterans and their dependents deserve full transparency as they set out to use their hard-earned education benefits. This bill will help provide that transparency. I applaud my House colleagues for working together to pass this important bipartisan legislation.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

 
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/miller-statement-house-passage-legislation-protect-student-veterans

Miller Commends House Passage of Veterans Bills

Miller Commends House Passage of Veterans Bills
Today the House passed six veterans-related bills, including:

H.R. 3286, the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2016, would require the Department of Labor to better recognize employers’ efforts to recruit and retain veteran employees and provide community and charitable services to the veteran community.

H.R. 5600, as amended, the No Hero Left Untreated Act, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out a one-year pilot program to treat veterans with PTSD, TBI, chronic pain, and opioid addiction or who have experienced military sexual trauma with magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy, which uses magnetic stimulation to help restore proper functioning in the brain.

H.R. 4757, as amended, would require VA to supply a headstone, marker or medallion for Medal of Honor recipients buried at private cemeteries. The bill would also allow VA to send a Presidential Memorial Certificate, which is a certificate that expresses the nation’s recognition and gratitude of military service, to the families of deceased veterans and to the families of deceased members of certain Reserve components of the Armed Forces.

H.R. 5166, as amended, the WINGMAN Act, would allow veterans to authorize qualified congressional staffers to access their benefits claims information, including medical and pay records.

H.R. 6323, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system in Long Beach, California, the "Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center."

H.R. 3471, the Veterans Mobility Safety Act, as amended, would direct VA to develop a comprehensive policy regarding quality standards for providers who dispense modification services to veterans under the Automobile Adaptive Equipment Program. The bill would also authorize VA to hire and prescribe qualifications for hiring hearing aid specialists.

 

H.R. 3471 now awaits the president’s signature, while the other bills await consideration by the Senate. Following House passage of the bills, Chairman Miller released the below statement.

 

“I am proud to stand with my colleagues in passing these important bills, which will help us improve and expand services for veterans while injecting much-needed common sense into the Department of Veterans Affairs.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/miller-commends-house-passage-veterans-bills-0

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