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Jeff Merkley's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (OR) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
June 28, 2016 Daines Leads Bicameral Group of Members Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Medical Marijuana Provision in Funding Bill
June 24, 2016 House Republicans Strip Veterans Equal Access Amendment in Dead of Night
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 1, 2016 Merkley Announces New Suicide Hotline for Veterans
May 24, 2016 V-A to Voluntarily Implement Bipartisan Provision to Enhance V-A Medical Care
May 19, 2016 Merkley and Wyden Announce Key Wins for Oregon Veterans in Senate Passage of Military Construction Appropriations Bill
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option
Nov. 10, 2015 In Advance of Veterans Day, Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Introduces New Legislation to Improve Staffing at Va Health Centers
Oct. 13, 2015 Merkley Awards Military Service Medals to Veteran's Family
July 14, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of the United States Department of Defense - End Legal Purgatory with Sick Oregon Veterans
June 18, 2015 Following Push by Merkley and Burr, C-123 Veterans will Receive Care and Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure
June 18, 2015 Following Push by Burr and Merkley, C-123 Veterans Will Receive Care and Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure
June 18, 2015 Following Action by Wyden, Brown and Merkley, VA Finalizes Rule to Extend Benefits to Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange Residue
June 11, 2015 Sens. Brown, Merkley, and Wyden Block Veterans Affairs Nominee Confirmation Until Administration Responds to Demands for Benefits for C-123 Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange Residue
June 11, 2015 Wyden, Brown and Merkley Block Veterans Affairs Nominee Confirmation Until Adminstration Responds to Demands for Benefits for C-123 Reservists Exposed to Agent Orange
June 11, 2015 Merkley Intensifies Pressure on VA to Help C-123 Veterans Affected by Agent Orange Exposure
May 25, 2015 Merkley Statement on Memorial Day 2015
May 21, 2015 Merkley Joins Montana Senator Daines on Bipartisan Amendment Letting VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana to Veterans
April 27, 2015 Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Action from VA to Provide Care and Benefits to Veterans Exposed to Toxic Agent Orange Residue
April 23, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Agent Orange Exposure
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
Feb. 25, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program
Feb. 12, 2015 Casey Statement Following President's Signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act
Feb. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Ensure Post Vietnam Air Force Veterans Receive Proper Benefits and Compensation
Oct. 22, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Overseeing Selection of Next Roseburg VA Director
Oct. 1, 2014 Merkley Announces $9 Million in Federal Grants for Homeless Veterans in Oregon
July 31, 2014 Congress Passes Merkley Bill in Veterans Compromise
June 16, 2014 Vote Explanation
June 9, 2014 Following New Report, Oregon Senators Call for Changes at Local VA Hospitals and Accountability for Those Who Let Down Oregon's Veterans
June 5, 2014 Merkley Announces Wins for Oregon Jobs as Two Appropriations Bills Pass Through Committee
June 4, 2014 Wyden, Merkley and Sanders Introduce New Bill to Bring Accountability to the VA
May 30, 2014 Merkley Statement on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 29, 2014 Merkley Calls for VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation
May 16, 2014 Senator Merkley Marks Military Appreciation Month by Co-Sponsoring Legislation to Prevent Suicide Among Veterans
May 8, 2014 Murkowski Joins Walsh to Fight Veteran Suicide Epidemic
Feb. 27, 2014 Merkley Denounces Republican Obstruction of Vets Bill
Feb. 27, 2014 Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014
Feb. 12, 2014 Merkley Applauds Passage of Bill to Reverse Military Retiree Cuts
Feb. 10, 2014 Merkley Votes to Remove Military Retiree Cuts
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Honoring Our Veterans
April 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reduce V-A Claims Backlog
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights
Dec. 13, 2012 Veterans Affairs Department Agrees to GI Bill Housing Allowance Fix for OIT Students
Sept. 28, 2012 Letter to Jessica Wright, Assistant Secretary of Defense - Support for the National Guard and Reserve Outreach and Reintegration Programs
Sept. 19, 2012 Merkley: No Excuse for GOP Obstruction of Vets Jobs Bill
Aug. 29, 2012 Merkley Calls on Congress to Pass Veterans' Jobs Bill
Aug. 1, 2012 Mikulski, Harkin, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Stop Colleges from Peddling Worthless Degrees
March 20, 2012 Mikulski, Senate Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Veterans' Education Bill
Nov. 4, 2011 Boxer, Israel, Begich & Merkley Introduce Bill to Help End Veteran Homelessness
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