Senator Claire McCaskill's Public Statements


Full Name: Claire McCaskill
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Joseph; 3 Children: Austin, Maddie, Lily; 4 Stepchildren: Benjamin, Carl, Marilyn, Michael
Birth Date: 07/24/1953
Birth Place: Rolla, MO
Home City: Jefferson City, MO
Religion: Catholic
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Issue Position: Veterans 7/18/14 McCaskill Meets Nominee to Head Department of Veterans Affairs 7/11/14 McCaskill Bill Requires Firing of VA Employees Who Retaliate Against Whistleblowers 7/07/14 The Washington Post - Pressure Mounting to Rescind VA Bonuses Over Scheduling Scandal 7/02/14 Ayotte, McCaskill Legislation Would Claw Back Bonuses to VA Employees Responsible for Misconduct 6/23/14 Letter to Carolyn Lerner, Special Counsel - Whistleblower Retaliation at the VA 6/23/14 McCaskill Statement on VA Whistleblower Retaliation 6/11/14 Making Continuing Appropriations During a Government Shutdown 5/12/14 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Answers For Allegation Of Breach Of Veterans' Mental Health Care Services At St. Louis VA 3/31/14 Letter to Eric K. Shinseki, Department of Veterans Affairs - Request for Information Regarding Complaints About Counsel Services at the Department of Veterans Affairs 3/17/14 McCaskill Joins Slay, St. Louis Veterans, to Call for Renewed Workforce Investment 2/20/14 McCaskill Seeks Feedback to Improve Veterans Health Care 2/04/14 Letter to David Ferriero, Archivist of the US National Archives and Records Administration - Demand Answers For Veterans' Families Impacted By Serious Breach Of Personal Records 1/29/14 Letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki - Investigate Veteran Advisors 12/09/13 McCaskill, Ayotte Statement on Defense Bill Agreement 11/15/13 McCaskill Enlists Aid of Kansas City Area Veterans to Reform POW/MIA Recovery Efforts 11/11/13 McCaskill Veterans Day Statement 4/29/13 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reduce V-A Claims Backlog 4/26/13 McCaskill-Blunt Resolution Honoring Sacrifice of Injured Servicemembers and Military Families Passes Unanimously 4/19/13 McCaskill-Backed Effort to Protect Value of Purple Heart and Bronze Star Ends in Success 4/10/13 McCaskill Statement on General's Explanation for Overturning Jury Verdict in Aviano Sexual Assault Case 4/08/13 Secretary Hagel Endorses McCaskill's Proposed Changes to Uniform Code of Military Justice 3/22/13 McCaskill Budget Amendment Would Encourage Hiring of Veterans 3/15/13 McCaskill Calls for Criminal Punishments for Those Who Profit From Lying About Military Service 9/19/12 McCaskill: "Politics Put Above Helping Veterans Get Back to Work' 8/03/12 Senate Unanimously Approves Missouri Native for Key Veterans Affairs Post 7/27/12 McCaskill Moves to Close Loophole, Protect Veterans' Retirement Benefits 7/23/12 McCaskill: New VA Clinics Will Mean Improved Services for Missouri's Heroes 7/18/12 McCaskill: Resources Available for Missouri's Homeless Veterans 7/13/12 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - GI Bill 7/12/12 Congress Passes McCaskill-Backed Plan to Boost Hiring for Veterans 7/02/12 McCaskill-Backed Plan to Boost Hiring for Veterans Passes Senate 6/21/12 McCaskill Proposes Protecting Veterans' Educational Benefits from Marketing Schemes 6/13/12 McCaskill Leads Drive to Stop Financial Firms From Abusing Veterans' Benefits 6/11/12 McCaskill Seeks Input from Veterans Service Organizations on Boosting Jobs for Veterans 6/05/12 Hearing of the Contracting Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Veterans Employment and Government Contractors 6/04/12 22 State Attorneys General Endorse McCaskill-Supported Bill Protecting Veterans' Educational Benefits 3/29/12 Tributes to Senator Barbara Mikulski 3/09/12 McCaskill Joins Webb on Bill to Strengthen Veterans' Access to Education, Jobs 3/02/12 Letter to Eric Shinsek, Secretary of Veterans Affairs 2/17/12 McCaskill: Support our Servicemembers with Access to Top Education 2/16/12 Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Military and Veterans Education Benefits 11/18/11 Senators Introduce Burn Pit Amendment to Help Veterans 11/15/11 Letter to Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor 11/11/11 McCaskill Applauds Passage of Bipartisan "VOW to Hire Heroes Act' 11/07/11 McCaskill "Encouraged' by Significant Reforms at Arlington National Cemetery 11/04/11 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Burn Pit Legislation to Support Veterans 11/03/11 Letter to The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States Government Accountability Office 10/20/11 McCaskill Statement on the Compensation Cost-of-Living Boost for Disabled Veterans 10/18/11 Senators Support Bill to Award Proper Recognition to Jewish WWI Vets