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Beto O'Rourke's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Full Name: Beto O'Rourke
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 16, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 16
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Amy; 3 Children
Birth Date: 09/26/1972
Birth Place: El Paso, TX
Home City: El Paso, TX
Religion: Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Veterans' Affairs
Issue Position: Fort Bliss
Aug. 7, 2014 Reps. O'Rourke, Pearce, HVAC Chairman Miller Meet With Local Leadership, Pledge Greater Help to Veterans
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
June 25, 2014 Ask Veterans Act
June 24, 2014 Titus, Takano, O'Rourke Introduce the Underserved Veterans Access to Health Care Act
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Create Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Care Delivery at Department of Veterans Affairs
May 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns
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
Jan. 9, 2014 Letter to the House of Representatives - COLA Cuts to Military Retirees
Dec. 19, 2013 O'Rourke Cosponsors Key Bills to Protect Military Pensions
Dec. 13, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors
Oct. 28, 2013 Establishing Commission or Task Force to Evaluate the Backlog of Disability Claims
Sept. 23, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Veterans' Care Essential
Aug. 2, 2013 Statement of Congerssman Beto O'Rourke Introducing the Healthy Transitions for Veterans Act
Aug. 1, 2013 O'Rourke Legislation Passes House Veterans' Affairs Committee
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Secretary Charles Timothy Hagel, Department of Defense - Protect Service Members from High-Cost Loans
July 30, 2013 Honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice
July 8, 2013 House Passes Legislation to Aid Veterans Service Organizations
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
May 22, 2013 O'Rourke Joins Lawmakers to Push for Legislation to Eliminate the VA Benefits Claims Backlog
May 22, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Request for Urgent Relief of VA Backlog
May 21, 2013 American Heroes Cola Act
April 26, 2013 The Veterans Benefits Claims Faster Filing Act
April 18, 2013 Letter to Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member DeLauro - Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Services Funding
April 16, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Bipartisan Group in Pushing Pentagon on VA Claims Backlog
March 21, 2013 Rep. O' Rourke's Bill to Reinstate Funding for Military Tuition Assistance Programs Passes Congress
March 21, 2013 Houston Chronicle: Congressman Beto O'Rourke Works to Restore Tuition Assistance for Soldiers
March 20, 2013 Houston Chronicle: Rep. Beto O'Rourke Demands Answers for Texas Veterans on VA Backlog Woes
Jan. 4, 2013 O'Rourke Appointed to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
April 24, 2012 O'Rourke Comments on Clinton Visit
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Ft.Bliss
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Veterans
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