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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Feb. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Secretary Shulkin - Urging New VA Secretary to Fund Positions in Maine
Feb. 13, 2017 King Announces Support for Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 27, 2017 VA Exempts Critical Personnel from Hiring Freeze Following Pressure from Collins, King
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. 25, 2017 Sens. Collins, Warner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Authorize Delayed VA Medical Leases
Jan. 25, 2017 At King's Request, Education & VA Departments Move to Assist Disabled Veterans
Jan. 10, 2017 Letter to the President-elect - Nix VA From Hiring Freeze to Ensure Veterans Receive Health Care Services
Dec. 10, 2016 Senate Passes Collins, King Resolution Marking December 17, 2016, as "Wreaths Across America Day"
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to Hon. Dr. Shulkin - Maine Congressional Delegation Urges VA to Fill Vacancies at Maine Vet Centers
Nov. 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnel, Harry Redi, Thad Cochran, Barbara Mikulski, Johnny Isakson and Richard Blumenthal - Regarding Action to Authorize Delayed VA Leases
Nov. 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Honorable John B. King Jr., Secretary of the Department of Education - Call to Streamline the Disability Verification Process to Ensure that Permanently Disabled Veterans are Discharged of Their Federal Student Loan Debt
Sept. 21, 2016 Collins, King Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Authorize Delayed VA Medical Lease for Outpatient Facility in Portland
Sept. 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process
Sept. 14, 2016 King Introduces Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process
Sept. 14, 2016 The Future of the VA: Examining the Commission on Care Report and VA's Response
Sept. 9, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce $117,872 to Support Adaptive Athletic Training for Disabled Veterans
July 14, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 24, 2016 Senators Urge Action on Delayed VA Medical Leases
May 23, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Action On Delayed VA Medical Leases
May 20, 2016 Senators Collins, Heitkamp's Legislation to Improve Mental Health Resources for Rural Veterans Unanimously Approved by Senate
May 20, 2016 Veterans Affairs, Cary Medical Center Sign Provider Agreement to Preserve Access to Care for ARCH Veterans in Northern Maine
May 19, 2016 Senate Passes Veterans, Military Construction, Housing and Transportation Spending Legislation
May 18, 2016 Senate Unanimously Approves King Amendment Supporting Disabled Veterans
May 17, 2016 King Introduces Amendment to Relieve Disabled Veterans of Unnecessary Student Loan Payments
May 2, 2016 At Roundtable with VA Officials, King Presses for Improvements to Veterans' Health Care Program in Maine
April 22, 2016 Fighting to Preserve ARCH, Improve Choice Program for Maine Veterans
April 14, 2016 King Applauds Senate Committee Approval of ARCH Extension
March 25, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Veterans' Affairs Committee to Extend ARCH Program
Feb. 5, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Urge Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Fix Choice Program, Ensure Maine Veterans Receive Timely Care
Nov. 5, 2015 Sens. Moran, Collins and King Express Frustration with Ambiguity in VA Report on Continuity of Care
Oct. 29, 2015 Collins, King Sign Letter Urging Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Support ARCH Program
Oct. 15, 2015 King Tours Portland Vet Center with VA Official
Oct. 1, 2015 King Calls on Congress to Increase Funding for Veterans' Care
Sept. 22, 2015 Observing the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
Sept. 17, 2015 King Statement in Honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sept. 15, 2015 Collins, King Announce Grant Funding to Support Homeless Veterans in Maine
July 16, 2015 Heitkamp, Moran, King, Boozman Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Support for Nation's New Veterans
July 7, 2015 Senators Collins and King Announce More Than $850,000 in Funding for the Northern Maine Veterans' Cemetery in Caribou
June 14, 2015 In Bangor, King Thanks Vietnam Veterans
May 25, 2015 On Memorial Day, King Commemorates American Heroes
May 24, 2015 At Veterans Inc. in Lewiston, King Renews Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness in Maine
May 22, 2015 Bill to Improve Health Care Access for Rural Veterans Passes the Senate
April 22, 2015 Collins, King Announce More Than $150,000 to Address Veteran Homelessness in Maine
March 31, 2015 Sen. Angus King Tours Bangor Veterans Facilities to Help Make Case for Increased Funding
March 31, 2015 At Bangor Veterans Home, King Calls on Congress to Maintain Vital Construction Grant Funding to Support Veteran Care
March 24, 2015 Following Request from Collins, King, VA Secretary Announces Expansion of Health Care for Veterans
March 12, 2015 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program
Feb. 25, 2015 Senator John McCain and Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge VA Secretary Robert McDonald to Rectify Problems with Choice Card Eligibility and Fully Implement VA Reform Legislation
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