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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John King, Secretary, Department of Education - Regarding the Closure of ITT Tech and Associated Student Debt Relief Measures
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Help So-Called "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" Get The Health Care They Need
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers
June 8, 2016 Sen. Franken Continues Pressing to Bring Healthcare, Education Support to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty
June 6, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Announce New Funding to Help End Veteran Homelessness in Duluth
May 12, 2016 KAAL Rochester - Bill to Ensure Benefits to MN National Guard and Reserve Soldiers
May 10, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Bring Hard-Earned VA and Military Benefits to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty
April 15, 2016 KVRR: Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Support Veterans Who Worked at Nuclear Sites
April 13, 2016 Sens. Franken, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Get Veterans Who Helped Clean up Nuclear Testing Sites Access to the Care They Deserve
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army - Restore Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility to Women's Air Force Service Pilots, Other Active Duty Designees
Dec. 1, 2015 Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act
Sept. 1, 2015 Sen. Franken Announces New "Veterans History Project" Initiative to Capture War Accounts from Minnesota Veterans
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Says New Credit Protections Will Help Stop Servicemembers, Military Families From Being Exploited
June 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Legislation to Ensure Veterans Are Well-Served by Colleges
June 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Co-pay Charges
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices
May 14, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
March 29, 2015 CBS Minnesota - After 70 Years, World War II Veteran Receives POW Medal
March 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Successfully Presses to Help Vets Who Live Far from VA Facilities Get Timely, Quality Care
March 22, 2015 Minnesota Public Radio - Minnesota man awarded Purple Heart posthumously for service in Vietnam
March 13, 2015 Sen. Franken Seeks Entrants to Poetry Contest for Minnesota Students
March 4, 2015 Franken, Walz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog
Feb. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken Says Passage of Veterans Suicide Prevention Measure an Important Step toward Ending Vet Suicide
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Allegations of Misconduct at Hibbing VA Clinic
Oct. 10, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Joint Statement on VA Inspector General's Investigation Into Death of Minnesota Veteran Jordan Buisman
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Ensure All Minnesota Veterans Receive Full Military Honors at Funerals
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Falsified Records at Minneapolis VA
Sept. 23, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Investigation into MN Veteran's Death
Sept. 22, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Death of MN Veteran Waiting for VA Care an "Unacceptable Tragedy"
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing
July 31, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan VA Reform Bill
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Bill Will Expand Accountability for VA Officials, Bolster Health Care Options for Veterans
June 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Says VA Audit Results Raise Serious Issues; Presses to Find out More
June 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accept Free Private Sector Help to Fix Broken VA Scheduling System
May 30, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki
May 29, 2014 Sen. Franken: VA Needs New Leadership
May 23, 2014 Letter to Janet Murphy, Network Director of the VA Midwest Health Care Network - Regarding Wait Times for Medical Appointments
May 14, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Feb. 27, 2014 Sen. Franken Disappointed that Bill to Improve Veterans Benefits Fails Key Procedural Vote
Feb. 12, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken Backs Measure to Replace Military Pension Cuts
Dec. 18, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Budget Compromise
Nov. 11, 2013 Sen. Franken: I Hope Every Minnesotan Joins Me Today in Honoring Our Veterans
Oct. 30, 2013 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Increase Access to Health Care Services for Rural Veterans
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013-- Motion to Proceed--
Aug. 1, 2013 Sens. Franken, Boozman Renew Effort to Strengthen Health Care Access for Rural Vets
May 27, 2013 Sen. Franken's Statement on Memorial Day
May 16, 2013 Franken, Walz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle VA Backlog
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