FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 10, 2016
Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777
Lauren Gaydos, 202-224-9126
Isakson Statement on Chairman Miller Retirement Announcement
‘Veterans will benefit from Chairman Miller’s tireless efforts for years to come’
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today released the following statement regarding today’s announcement by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, that he will retire from Congress at the end of this term:
“From the moment he came to Congress, Jeff Miller has been a tireless advocate for the people of Florida and for our nation’s veterans. As chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, his commitment to ensuring that all veterans receive the care and benefits they deserve has led to landmark legislation such as the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act and the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act being enacted into law.
“With the knowledge that there is still work left to be accomplished, Jeff has not stopped fighting for our nation’s veterans. We are at the brink of yet another legislative breakthrough to bring much-needed accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs – a feat that Jeff has been hugely instrumental in crafting. I look forward to continuing our work on legislation to hold bad actors at the VA accountable and reform the institutional attitude at the department solely responsible for caring for our nation’s veterans.
“Veterans will benefit from Chairman Miller’s tireless efforts for years to come, and I wish him all the best in his retirement.”
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is chaired by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in the 114th Congress.
Isakson is a veteran himself – having served in the Georgia Air National Guard from 1966-1972 – and has been a member of the Senate VA Committee since he joined the Senate in 2005. Isakson’s home state of Georgia is home to more than a dozen military installations representing each branch of the military as well as more than 750,000 veterans.