VA chairman to host hearing in Roswell

August 2, 2014 • Local News



House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Congressman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will host an official committee field hearing in Roswell on Wednesday.

The hearing will be from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, located at 912 N. Main [auth] St.

New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Timothy Hale is scheduled attend.

Veterans, Guard/Reserve members and active-duty personnel from throughout New Mexico are encouraged to attend the hearing and present any concerns or issues they may have relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is the voice of Congress for veterans in dealing with the VA. It is the authorizing committee for the VA.

The committee recommends legislation expanding, curtailing, or fine-tuning existing laws relating to veterans’ benefits.

The committee also has oversight responsibility, and continuously monitors and evaluates the operations of the VA. If the committee finds that VA is not administering laws as Congress intended, the committee can then administer corrective action via a formal hearing process and legislation.

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