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Raúl Grijalva's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Full Name: Raúl M. Grijalva
Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Ramona; 3 Children: Adelita, Raquel, Marisa
Birth Date: 02/19/1948
Birth Place: Tucson, AZ
Home City: Tucson, AZ
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Veterans and Their Families
Issue Position: Veterans
Issue Position: Veterans and Military Health Care
Issue Position: Veterans
July 25, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Sinema Demands Accountability and Protections for VA Whistleblowers
June 25, 2014 Letter to Darren Deering, Chief of Staff VA Health Care System - Bimonthly VA Briefing
June 11, 2014 Grijalva Praises Tucson VA's Exemplary Service, Calls for Others to Follow Lead
April 24, 2014 Rep. Grijalva Calls for Full Investigation of Phoenix VA Refusal to Serve Veterans, Immediate Staff Increase to Address Backlog
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Feb. 27, 2014 Grijalva Statement on Senate Republican Filibuster of Non-Political, Non-Controversial Bill to Secure Improved Veterans Benefits
Jan. 14, 2014 Grijalva Highlights $600 Million in Newly Available Funding to Help Homeless and Low Income Veteran Families Find Housing
Dec. 13, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors
Dec. 11, 2013 Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013
Nov. 8, 2013 Grijalva Highlights Post-9/11 GI Bill Helping Millionth Beneficiary Since Passage -- Calls for Continued Funding for Veterans Benefits
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Secretary Charles Timothy Hagel, Department of Defense - Protect Service Members from High-Cost Loans
June 5, 2013 Grijalva Urges More Funding to Address the Backlog of Veterans Benefits Claims -- Highlights Yesterday's Vote to Hire More Staff
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
May 16, 2013 Grijalva Supports Department of Veterans Affairs Decision to Mandate Overtime for Claims Processors in Tucson, Other Benefits Offices
May 6, 2013 Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgement Act of 2013
April 1, 2013 Grijalva Calls on "Austerity Fans" to Denounce "Chained CPI' Social Security Benefit Cuts That Would Hurt Military, Veteran Families
Sept. 20, 2012 Grijalva Congratulates Pima County Family Drug Court and Regional Veterans Court on New Federal Health & Human Services Grants
Sept. 19, 2012 Grijalva Highlights Homeless Veteran Assistance, National Suicide Prevention Month as DC Conservatives Ignore Veteran Hardships
July 18, 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
June 22, 2012 Grijalva Applauds Departments of Transportation and Veterans Affairs on Creation of New Job Search Online Portal for Veterans
May 25, 2012 Grijalva Statement Commemorating the Upcoming Memorial Day Holiday: "Bring Our Troops Home and Help Their Families"
Feb. 16, 2012 Representatives Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Reform For-Profit College Industry Treatment Of Military And Veteran Education Benefits
May 26, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
April 28, 2011 Grijalva Announces Second Meeting With University of Arizona Veterans Group on Friday, April 29 -- Will Include Award Presentation
Aug. 30, 2010 Department Of Veterans Affairs Promotes New Rule Expediting Claims Process For Veterans Thought To Have Agent Orange Exposure
April 21, 2010 Grijalva Votes To Bring Assistance To Families Of Veterans, Extend Counseling And Financial Benefits To Caretakers
Feb. 24, 2010 Grijalva Co-Sponsors Bill To Repair And Renovate Veterans' Halls Nationwide, Highlights Budget-Neutral Design
March 24, 2009 Letter to the Honorable John M. Spratt Jr., Chairman, House Committee on the Budget, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Ranking Member, Committee on the Budget
Nov. 10, 2008 Veterans Deserve Our Thanks
July 30, 2008 Bill Would Enable Activities At VA Facilities
May 8, 2008 Grijalva Responds to Blue Dog Coalition Stopping Veteran Funding
Feb. 8, 2008 Grijalva Praises $6.9M Expansion Project for S. AZ Veteran's Hospital
Oct. 18, 2007 Bills Aimed at Helping and Improving Small Business Pass Committee
June 20, 2007 Funding for Veterans Health Care, Democrats Provide Largest Funding Increase Ever
Oct. 17, 2006 Vietnam Veteran to Finally Receive Medals for Service
March 8, 2006 Lofgren Calls for Veterans' Care to Be Included in Iraq Supplemental
March 7, 2006 Salazar, House Dems Call for Vets Care to be Included in Iraq Supplemental
Nov. 11, 2005 Budget Cuts Mar Sacrifice of Our Veterans
June 27, 2005 GOP shorts Veterans $1 Billion in Much Needed Funding
Feb. 17, 2005 Bush Budget Dishonors our Veterans and Soldiers
May 5, 2004 Honoring Enrique, Jesus, and Julio Zapata
March 29, 2004 FY05 Budget Fails to Provide Needed Funding for Veterans Care
Jan. 29, 2004 Rep. Grijalva Comments on Impact of New Overtime Regulations on Veterans and Military Retirees
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Veterans and Their Families
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