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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs
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 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. 10, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Comprehensive Relief for Students, Veterans Defrauded by DeVry University
Feb. 8, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange
Feb. 8, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange
Jan. 21, 2016 Blumenthal Presses VA Secretary to Streamline Disability Claims Appeals Process
Dec. 17, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on VA Plan to Extend Benefits to Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune
Dec. 14, 2015 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense - Support for Servicemembers Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Moran, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Protections for Veterans Who Fall Victim to Fiduciary Fraud
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act
Nov. 17, 2015 Ranking Member Blumenthal Introduces VA Inspector General Nominee and Connecticut Native, Michael Missal, at Committee Hearing
Nov. 16, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on For-Profit Chain EDMC Settlement over Allegations of Deceptive Recruiting Practices
Nov. 12, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New Report Showing VA Awarded Millions in Employee Performance Bonuses
Nov. 11, 2015 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud Senate's Marking of Veterans Day with Passage of Comprehensive Veterans Legislation
Nov. 10, 2015 Moran-Toomey-Blumenthal Amendment to Prohibit Funds to Relocate Senior VA Execs Passes Senate
Nov. 10, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Approval of Legislation Funding Veterans Services, Healthcare
Nov. 10, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Final Senate Approval of NDAA for Fiscal Year 2016
Nov. 9, 2015 Milcon-VA Appropriations Bill
Nov. 5, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Acknowledge Inadequate Research Following NPR'S Publication of Mustard Gas Exposure Database
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed-- Continued
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act
Nov. 3, 2015 Blumenthal Statement Regarding CMS Decision Not to Proceed with Plan that Would Have Denied Veterans, Amputees Access to Advanced Prosthetics
Oct. 29, 2015 Blumenthal Applauds Unanimous Senate Passage of Homeless Veterans Protection Act
Oct. 28, 2015 At Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing, Ranking Member Blumenthal Highlights Urgent Need for VA to Address Staff Shortages, Improve Veteran Mental Health Care Access
Oct. 27, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Security of Veterans' Personal Information
Oct. 20, 2015 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act
Oct. 16, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Resignation of VA Under Secretary for Benefits Allison Hickey
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Hold Benefits Bureaucrats Accountable for "Shockingly Unethical' Misuse of Funds
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General - Immediately Investigate Misconduct at VA Identified in OIG Report
Oct. 1, 2015 Veterans Funding Bill Pushed By Republican Majority Would Increase Massive VA Backlog and Dramatically Underfund Veterans' Healthcare -- Amid New Opposition From Nation's Largest Vets Group, Senate Dems Say Legislation On Floor Shortchanges Our Vets
Sept. 29, 2015 At SVAC Hearing, Blumenthal Reiterates Call For Increased Support For Veterans, Families Effected By Toxic Exposure
Sept. 28, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Sept. 21, 2015 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Motion to Proceed
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Update on Efforts to Correct Failures at Veterans Benefits Administration Fiduciary Program
Sept. 15, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness
Sept. 2, 2015 Isakson, Blumenthal Statement on Health Eligibility Center Report
Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Urging FCC, VA Collaboration on Lifeline Program Expansion, Improve Veterans' Phone and Broadband Access
Aug. 27, 2015 Gov. Malloy & CT Delegation Announce that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness
Aug. 5, 2015 Tillis, Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans' Use of GI Bill Benefits, Stop Use on Unaccredited Education Programs
July 31, 2015 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud Passage of VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
July 31, 2015 Blumenthal Unveils New Legislation to Increase Efforts, Improve Programs Dedicated to Reducing Veteran Homelessness
July 30, 2015 At Home for Homeless Veterans, Blumenthal to Announce New Bill To Combat Veteran Homelessness
July 30, 2015 Veteran Housing Stability Act of 2015
July 30, 2015 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America--Motion to Proceed
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