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Date Title Officials Location
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Megan Brennan - Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Blumenthal, Ernst Introduce Bill to Establish "Gold Star" Stamp, Honoring the Sacrifice of Families Who Have Lost a Loved One in Combat Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal Join 53 Members of Congress to Demand Trump Exempt Entire VA From Hiring Freeze Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2017 NEWS: Veterans with Service-Connected Injuries Eligible for IVF Services Starting Tomorrow Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on the Nomination of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2017 Valadao Introduces Legislation to Expand Benefits for Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2016 Senate Unanimously Approves Moran-Blumenthal Bill to Reform VA Accountability Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2016 Blumenthal Leads Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Rep. McNerney's Bipartisan Bill to Improve Broadband Access for Veterans Passes House Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Blumenthal-Backed Provision in NDAA to Help Clear Way for Connecticut-Raised Servicemember to Receive Medal of Honor Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Veterans Reform Package Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 21st Century Cures Bill Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Blumenthal, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Legislation Incentivizing Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Halt Claw Back National Guard Bonuses Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Halt Claw Back of National Guard Bonuses Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal & Esty Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Stamford Plus - Blumenthal and Esty Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Stamford Plus - Blumenthal and Esty Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2016 Blumenthal & Moran Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2016 WFSB - Lawmakers, Officials Ask People to Put Aside Differences for Veterans Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
Nov. 1, 2016 Esty Recovers 10,000,000th Dollar in Savings and Benefits for Connecticut Families Rep. Elizabeth Esty New Britain, CT
Oct. 24, 2016 Esty Calls on Pentagon to Immediately Stop Rescinding Bonuses of National Guard Veterans Rep. Elizabeth Esty New Britain, CT
Oct. 19, 2016 Larson Honors Winsted Korean War Veteran Rep. John Larson Winstead, CT
Oct. 19, 2016 Larson Visits South Park Inn Homeless Shelter Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Oct. 19, 2016 Larson Honors Vietnam Veterans Rep. John Larson Rocky Hill, CT
Oct. 12, 2016 Larson Honors CT Friends of Veterans Rep. John Larson West Hartford, CT
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Members of Congress Urge Va to Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Larson Appoints Art Ward and Frank Nicastro to Veterans Council Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Sept. 29, 2016 Blumenthal & Moran Introduce Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2016 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 The Future of the VA: Examining the Commission on Care Report and VA's Response Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Larson Disappointed House Republicans Block Bipartisan, Veteran-Backed Measure Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Providing for Consideration of H.R. VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2016 Gold Star Families Voices Act Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Courtney Commends The VA For Streamlining The Process For Scheduling Routine Audiology And Optometry Appointments Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Gold Star Families Voices Act Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Esty Praises House Passage of Bipartisan Bill She Cosponsored to Preserve Legacies of Gold Star Families Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Justice for Veterans Living With PTSD Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Applaud Senate Passage of Veterans' Benefits Legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Menendez, Booker, Senate Dems Call on VA to Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Ed Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal: Newly Released Veterans Suicide Data is Continuing Call to Action Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Signed Into Law Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education - Close For-Profit College Loophole Impacting Servicemembers, Veterans and Taxpayers Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration - Senators Press VA on Inadequate Progress in Improving Quality, Timely Access to Care Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Praise Senate Passage of Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 29, 2016 New Britain Herald - To Honor Fallen Heroes Care For Their Families Rep. Elizabeth Esty New Britain, CT
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
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Larson Wins Victory For Military Families Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Unveil Groundbreaking Veterans Legislation to Change Culture at VA Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairwoman and Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Senate Committee on Appropriations - Prevent Veterans Homelessness 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 - Wasteful Spending within the 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. 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. 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
Feb. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the United States Army - U.S. Rep. McSally Leads Continued Effort To Reinstate WASP Eligibility At Arlington Rep. Joseph Courtney 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, Moran, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Protections for Veterans Who Fall Victim to Fiduciary Fraud 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. 17, 2015 Larson Supports Dedicated Funding for Veteran-Owned Businesses Rep. John Larson 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. 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 Murphy Applauds Passage of Milcon-va Appropriations Bill Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Blumenthal Statement on Final Senate Approval of NDAA for Fiscal Year 2016 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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