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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
March 7, 2017 McCain Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Continue the Veterans Choice Program
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Megan Brennan - Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service
Feb. 16, 2017 Blumenthal, Ernst Introduce Bill to Establish "Gold Star" Stamp, Honoring the Sacrifice of Families Who Have Lost a Loved One in Combat
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
Jan. 18, 2017 NEWS: Veterans with Service-Connected Injuries Eligible for IVF Services Starting Tomorrow
Jan. 11, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on the Nomination of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Dec. 10, 2016 Senate Unanimously Approves Moran-Blumenthal Bill to Reform VA Accountability
Dec. 10, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Hail Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package
Dec. 10, 2016 Blumenthal Leads Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package
Dec. 9, 2016 Rep. McNerney's Bipartisan Bill to Improve Broadband Access for Veterans Passes House
Dec. 8, 2016 Blumenthal-Backed Provision in NDAA to Help Clear Way for Connecticut-Raised Servicemember to Receive Medal of Honor
Dec. 6, 2016 21st Century Cures Bill
Dec. 6, 2016 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Veterans Reform Package
Nov. 18, 2016 Blumenthal, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Legislation Incentivizing Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Veterans
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal & Esty Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Halt Claw Back National Guard Bonuses
Nov. 16, 2016 Stamford Plus - Blumenthal and Esty Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project
Nov. 15, 2016 Blumenthal & Moran Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project
Oct. 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Members of Congress Urge Va to Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered
Sept. 29, 2016 Blumenthal & Moran Introduce Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project
Sept. 19, 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2016
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
Sept. 14, 2016 The Future of the VA: Examining the Commission on Care Report and VA's Response
Sept. 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Justice for Veterans Living With PTSD
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University
July 13, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Applaud Senate Passage of Veterans' Benefits Legislation
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Menendez, Booker, Senate Dems Call on VA to Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Ed
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal: Newly Released Veterans Suicide Data is Continuing Call to Action
July 6, 2016 Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Signed Into Law
June 22, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,
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 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration - Senators Press VA on Inadequate Progress in Improving Quality, Timely Access to Care
June 8, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Praise Senate Passage of Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of the Department of Defense - Call for Reforms to Outdated DOD Discharge Policies Regarding Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
April 28, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Unveil Groundbreaking Veterans Legislation to Change Culture at VA
April 21, 2016 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairwoman and Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Senate Committee on Appropriations - Prevent Veterans Homelessness
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs - Wasteful Spending within the Department of Veterans Affairs
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Stop Wasteful Spending on Expensive, Excessive Medications
March 3, 2016 Blumenthal Calls on VA to Extend Presumption of Agent Orange Exposure to More Veterans Who Served in Korean DMZ
March 3, 2016 Letter to John King, Acting Secretary of Education - Help for Military Borrowers Who Were Overcharged on Student Loann
March 2, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Accountability Actions Against Board of Veteran Appeals Personnel
March 2, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Accountability Actions Against Board of Veteran Appeals Personnel
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Comprehensive Relief for Students, Veterans Defrauded by DeVry University
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
Feb. 8, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange
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