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May 19, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of the Department of Defense - Call for Reforms to Outdated DOD Discharge Policies Regarding Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Unveil Groundbreaking Veterans Legislation to Change Culture at VA Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Hearing of the House Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. DeLauro, Hearing on Department of Labor 2017 Budget Request Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Stop Wasteful Spending on Expensive, Excessive Medications Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Blumenthal Calls on VA to Extend Presumption of Agent Orange Exposure to More Veterans Who Served in Korean DMZ Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Letter to John King, Acting Secretary of Education - Help for Military Borrowers Who Were Overcharged on Student Loann Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Accountability Actions Against Board of Veteran Appeals Personnel Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Accountability Actions Against Board of Veteran Appeals Personnel Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charlie Dent and the Hon. Sanford Bishop, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Committee - Veteran's Suicide Hotline Staffing Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Comprehensive Relief for Students, Veterans Defrauded by DeVry University Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on VA Failure to Expand Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2016 Blumenthal Presses VA Secretary to Streamline Disability Claims Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on VA Plan to Extend Benefits to Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 14, 2015 Letter to Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense - Support for Servicemembers Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Moran, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Protections for Veterans Who Fall Victim to Fiduciary Fraud Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Ranking Member Blumenthal Introduces VA Inspector General Nominee and Connecticut Native, Michael Missal, at Committee Hearing Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Larson Supports Dedicated Funding for Veteran-Owned Businesses Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2015 Congresswoman Esty Coauthors Bill to Improve Veterans Health Care Services Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on For-Profit Chain EDMC Settlement over Allegations of Deceptive Recruiting Practices Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Nov. 12, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on New Report Showing VA Awarded Millions in Employee Performance Bonuses Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2015 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud Senate's Marking of Veterans Day with Passage of Comprehensive Veterans Legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Approval of Legislation Funding Veterans Services, Healthcare Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Final Senate Approval of NDAA for Fiscal Year 2016 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Moran-Toomey-Blumenthal Amendment to Prohibit Funds to Relocate Senior VA Execs Passes Senate Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Murphy Applauds Passage of Milcon-va Appropriations Bill Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Mikulski, Warren, Senate Colleagues Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Milcon-VA Appropriations Bill Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed-- Continued Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed-- Continued Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Acknowledge Inadequate Research Following NPR'S Publication of Mustard Gas Exposure Database Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Blumenthal Statement Regarding CMS Decision Not to Proceed with Plan that Would Have Denied Veterans, Amputees Access to Advanced Prosthetics Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Blumenthal Applauds Unanimous Senate Passage of Homeless Veterans Protection Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 At Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing, Ranking Member Blumenthal Highlights Urgent Need for VA to Address Staff Shortages, Improve Veteran Mental Health Care Access Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Security of Veterans' Personal Information Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2015 Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Resignation of VA Under Secretary for Benefits Allison Hickey Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Hold Benefits Bureaucrats Accountable for "Shockingly Unethical' Misuse of Funds Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Esty's Gold Star Fathers Act Signed Into Law Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General - Immediately Investigate Misconduct at VA Identified in OIG Report Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Veterans Funding Bill Pushed By Republican Majority Would Increase Massive VA Backlog and Dramatically Underfund Veterans' Healthcare -- Amid New Opposition From Nation's Largest Vets Group, Senate Dems Say Legislation On Floor Shortchanges Our Vets Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Grant to Place Service Dogs with Wounded Veterans Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Grant to Place Service Dogs with Wounded Veterans Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Grant to Place Service Dogs with Wounded Veterans Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Grant to Place Service Dogs with Wounded Veterans Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 At SVAC Hearing, Blumenthal Reiterates Call For Increased Support For Veterans, Families Effected By Toxic Exposure Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Grant to Place Service Dogs with Wounded Veterans Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 Connecticut Delegation Applauds Grant to Place Service Dogs with Wounded Veterans Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Esty Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention among Veterans, Service Members Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2015 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Motion to Proceed Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Update on Efforts to Correct Failures at Veterans Benefits Administration Fiduciary Program Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness Rep. Joseph Courtney Hartford, CT
Sept. 15, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Sept. 15, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness Rep. James Himes Hartford, CT
Sept. 15, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
Sept. 15, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
Sept. 15, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Sept. 15, 2015 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Federal Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Sept. 2, 2015 Isakson, Blumenthal Statement on Health Eligibility Center Report Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Hon. Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Urging FCC, VA Collaboration on Lifeline Program Expansion, Improve Veterans' Phone and Broadband Access Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 27, 2015 Gov. Malloy & CT Delegation Announce that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Aug. 27, 2015 Gov. Malloy & CT Delegation Announce that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Aug. 27, 2015 Gov. Malloy & CT Delegation Announce that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness Rep. James Himes Hartford, CT
Aug. 27, 2015 Gov. Malloy & CT Delegation Announce that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
Aug. 27, 2015 Gov. Malloy & CT Delegation Announce that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Aug. 27, 2015 Gov. Malloy & CT Delegation Announce that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
Aug. 27, 2015 Gov. Malloy & CT Delegation Announce that Connecticut is First State in America to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness Rep. Joseph Courtney Hartford, CT
Aug. 24, 2015 Congresswoman Esty, Commissioner Connolly Highlight Bill to Expand Support for Veterans' Caregivers Rep. Elizabeth Esty Rocky Hill, CT
Aug. 5, 2015 Tillis, Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans' Use of GI Bill Benefits, Stop Use on Unaccredited Education Programs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 31, 2015 Blumenthal Unveils New Legislation to Increase Efforts, Improve Programs Dedicated to Reducing Veteran Homelessness Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
July 31, 2015 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud Passage of VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 At Home for Homeless Veterans, Blumenthal to Announce New Bill To Combat Veteran Homelessness Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
July 30, 2015 Veteran Housing Stability Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Prohibiting Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America--Motion to Proceed Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Larson on Passage of Transportation and Veterans Bill Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015--Continued Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Women Veterans and Family Health Services Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 17, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - GI Bill Misuse Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
July 17, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - GI Bill Misuse Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
July 17, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Justice Department Indictment Against Former VA Employee Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
July 8, 2015 Congresswoman Esty Hails Final Passage Of Veterans ID Bill Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 DeLauro Statement On West Haven VA Brain Tissue Biorepository Rep. Rosa DeLauro New Haven, CT
June 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Care Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Speech of Honorable Elizabeth Esty - Celebrating the Retirement of Monsignor John Bevins Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Esty, Costello Introduce CARE For All Veterans Act Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Speech of Honorable Joe Courtney - Honoring Wayne Burgess Upon his Retirement Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Blumenthal, Carper, Durbin Introduce Legislation to Protect Veteran and Military Students Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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