Friday, December 7, 2012

Michaud is new HVAC Ranking Member

CHANGES AT HVAC: Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who has been a strong supporter of Gulf War veterans in Congress, has won a tough battle in the U.S. House of Representatives to win the senior Democrat leadership spot on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee (HVAC). 

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) will continue on as HVAC chair. 

Miller congratulated Michaud this week on being appointed HVAC Ranking Member. (SEE:

From VFW: 
Congressman Michaud Appointed Ranking Member on VA: Congressman Michael Michaud of Maine was named the Ranking Member on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee this week. 

Michaud takes the gavel from retired member and new Mayor of San Diego Bob Filner (D-CA). 
Michaud has been on the committee over ten years and most recently was the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health. Michaud has consistently served as a vocal advocate for rural and remote-located veterans who face significant barrier to receiving the care to which they are entitled. 
The VFW looks forward to working with him to improve the care and benefits of all veterans in the 113th Congress. 
To read Michaud's press announcement regarding his new appointment, click here:

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