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Statement from IAVA on Announced Retirement of House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller

WASHINGTON (March 10, 2016) – In response to the announcement that House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) is retiring at the end of 2016, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) issued the following statement:

On behalf of IAVA and our members, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) for his years of service as Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and to our country in Congress. Chairman Miller embodies the term, “public servant,” and his leadership and tireless work on behalf of our nation’s 23 million veterans will be missed.

Note to media: Email press@iava.org or call 212-982-9699 to speak with IAVA CEO and Founder Paul Rieckhoff or IAVA leadership.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (www.IAVA.org) is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. As a non-profit founded in 2004, IAVA’s mission is to connect, unite and empower post-9/11 veterans. Celebrating its 12th year anniversary, IAVA has connected more than 1.2 million veterans with resources and community, and provided more than 7,300 veterans with personalized support from IAVA’s Master’s level social workers.