Senator David B. Vitter's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (LA) - Sr, Republican
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Issue Position: Veterans Affairs 3/27/15 Vitter to Push VA on Lake Charles Clinic, Says Delays are Unacceptable 3/23/15 Vitter Announces Lease Awarded for Lafayette VA Clinic, Continues Push for Lake Charles VA 3/20/15 Vitter, Boustany Keep Pressure on VA to Build Vets Outpatient Clinics 3/20/15 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA to Build Vets Outpatient Clinics 2/25/15 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 2/25/15 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Choice Card Program 2/03/15 Vitter Supports Increase in VA Mental Health Resources 2/02/15 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Visit Louisiana 12/19/14 Vitter: Army Reverses Disgraceful Retirement Policies 12/19/14 Letter to Secretary Robert McDonald, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Clinic Timelines 11/20/14 Vitter and Boustany Request Hearings to Protect Veterans' Appeals Rights 11/10/14 Vitter Commends Oil & Natural Gas Industry for Increased Hiring of U.S. Military Veterans 7/31/14 Vitter: Final Vets Bill Passes Senate, Includes VA Clinics for Lafayette, Lake Charles 7/29/14 Executive Session 7/28/14 Vitter Announces VA Clinics for Lafayette, Lake Charles will be in Final Veterans Bill 7/22/14 Letter to Bernard Sanders, Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Richard Burr, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Michael Michaud, Ranking Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee - VA Deficiencies 7/08/14 VA Crisis Creeps into Louisiana 7/03/14 Happy 4th of July 6/26/14 Veterans Affairs 6/17/14 Letter to Richard Griffiin, Acting Inspector General of Veterans Affairs - VA Secret Waiting Lists 6/11/14 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Information on Death of Louisiana Veteran 6/11/14 Vitter Continues to Push VA for Information on Death of Louisiana Veteran 6/11/14 Making Continuing Appropriations During a Government Shutdown 6/11/14 Vitter Passes Lafayette and Lake Charles Clinics Through the Senate 6/09/14 VA Wait Time Audit Requested by Vitter Shows Negligence in System 6/05/14 Vitter Gets VA Clinic Authorization Included in Final VA Bill 6/04/14 Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of Health and Human Services 6/03/14 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Regarding 2011 Death at New Orleans VA Hospital 5/30/14 Vitter: Shinseki Resignation is Important First Step 5/23/14 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Wait Times in Louisiana Veterans Facilities 5/21/14 Letter to Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff - Regarding VA Controversy 5/07/14 Vitter Continues Push to Authorize VA Clinics, Blocked by Senate Democrat 5/07/14 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014 4/09/14 Paycheck Fairness Act - Motion to Proceed 4/02/14 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014 4/02/14 Letter to Peter Gaytan, Stewart Hickey, Barry Jesinoski, Robert Wallace, and Homer Townsend Jr. - Join Push for VA Clinics 3/26/14 Vitter Continues Fight to Authorize Lafayette and Lake Charles VA Clinics 3/26/14 Nomination of Christopher Reid Cooper to Be US District Judge for the District of Columbia 3/11/14 Unanimous Consent Request - H.R. 3521 3/06/14 Flood Insurance and Veterans Medical Clinics 3/06/14 Bipartisan VA Backlog Working Group Tackles Veterans' Claims Backlog 2/27/14 Vitter Pushes His Legislation to Authorize Lafayette and Lake Charles VA Clinics in Senate 2/18/14 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Delayed VA Clinics 2/12/14 Vitter Amendment to Veterans' Cost of Living Adjustment would Authorize Lafayette, Lake Charles VA Clinics 1/29/14 Vitter Fights for Veterans Reforms including COLA and VA Clinics 1/28/14 Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee - Recent Changes to the U.S. Military Retirement System 12/10/13 Vitter: House to Vote on Authorizing VA Clinics Today 11/20/13 Vitter Comments on Breakthrough for VA Clinics in Lafayette, Lake Charles 11/08/13 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Costly Training Conferences