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Dick Durbin's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)
Date Title
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
Dec. 15, 2016 VA Applies Bipartisan Provision To Enhance Va Medical Care
Nov. 29, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Testimony on "Department of Defense Actions Concerning Voluntary Education Programs"
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veteran Affairs - GI Bill Higher Education Institutions
Sept. 28, 2016 Brown and Carper Slam Failure to Restore G.I. Bill Benefits for Student Veterans Harmed by ITT Tech
Sept. 28, 2016 Unanimous Consent Request--S. 2253
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. 2, 2016 Durbin Announces More Than $9.5 Million to Prevent Homelessness Among Illinois Veterans
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Wyden, Senate Dems: VA Must Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Education
May 19, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bills
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
May 12, 2016 Durbin: Comprehensive Legislation To Improve Services For Veterans Introduced In Senate
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Hines VA Hospital
Feb. 23, 2016 Durbin: Bipartisan Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Swap Heads to President's Desk
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 Honorable Erica Jeffries, Director of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs - Protecting Student Veterans
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. 9, 2016 Durbin: As Interest in Post-9/11 GI Bill Grows It Is More Important Than Ever to Close For-Profit College Loophole
Jan. 11, 2016 Durbin Continues Tradition of Hosting Illinois Service Members for Tomorrow's State of the Union
Jan. 6, 2016 Letter to Erica Jeffries, Director of the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs - Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans' Home
Nov. 12, 2015 Durbin: Senate Approves Bill to Fund Department of Veterans Affairs & Military Construction
Nov. 12, 2015 Durbin: Senate Approves Bill to Fund Department of Veterans Affairs & Military Construction
Nov. 11, 2015 President Obama Calls on Congress to Take Action on Durbin Legislation to Protect Veterans from For-Profit Schools
Nov. 10, 2015 Durbin Announces More Than $443,000 in Federal Funding to Assist Homeless Veterans in Illinois
Nov. 9, 2015 World War II Heroes and Holocaust Survivors
Nov. 9, 2015 Veterans Day
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed-- Continued
Oct. 29, 2015 Trade Act of 2015
Oct. 27, 2015 Japanese Pow Friendship Program
Sept. 21, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Look into Legionnaires Outbreak at Veterans Facility in Quincy
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, and Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Renewing Efforts to Ensure That Service Members Get Complete, Accurate, and Timely Information About Their Various Benefits
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer
July 29, 2015 Durbin, Vitter Bill To Level Playing Field For Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Passes Committee
July 23, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015
July 17, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Investigattion of Allegations That a Number of Questionable Unaccredited Educational Institutions Have Received G.I. Bill Benefits
July 17, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - GI Bill Misuse
July 17, 2015 Senators: 'Terrible Failure Of Our Promise To Veterans And Taxpayers' When GI Bill Benefits Wasted On Questionable Institutions
July 10, 2015 On Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Vietnam War, Durbin Honors The Men And Women Who Served
July 1, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary for the Department of Defense - University of Phoenix
June 24, 2015 Durbin Leads Members Of Congress In Calling On VA To Investigate ITT Tech - The Third Largest Recipient Of GI Bill Benefits
June 24, 2015 Durbin Joins Carper & Blumenthal To Introduce Legislation To Protect Veterans And Military Students
June 17, 2015 Sequestration
June 11, 2015 Durbin And Duckworth Introduce Bipartisan Servicemember Student Loan Affordability Act
May 20, 2015 LGBT Veterans Monument At Lincoln National Cemetery
April 23, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan - Better Protect Servicemembers and Veterans from being Targeted and Exploited by some For-Profit Colleges by Publishing the Amount and Percentage of Revenue Received by these Institutions from all Federal Educational Programs
April 23, 2015 Senators: Education Secretary Must Shine A Light On For-Profit College Loophole That Harms Veteran And Military Students And Taxpayers
April 21, 2015 Durbin, Murphy, Cartwright Introduce Legislation to Meet Demand for High-Quality Prosthetic Care for Veterans
April 21, 2015 Durbin, Murphy, Cartwright Introduce Legislation To Meet Demand For High-Quality Prosthetic Care For Veterans
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