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Date Title Officials Location
Sept. 19, 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony Charles Hagel Unknown
Sept. 11, 2014 VA Secretary McDonald Meets with Congressional Leaders and Military & Veteran Groups to Lay Out His Vision to Reform and Reorganize Department Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Sept. 11, 2014 Blog: Improving Performance and Delivering Impact Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2014 Secretary McDonald Press Conference Outlining The Road To Veterans Day Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Sept. 5, 2014 VA Names New National Cemetery in Nebraska Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Sept. 2, 2014 Participants Selected for Pilot Program in Rural Communities Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Aug. 29, 2014 Secretary McDonald Announces the Start of a National Recruitment Effort to Bring Needed Medical Professionals to VA Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Aug. 26, 2014 VA Outlines Actions Taken to Improve Access to Care, Implement Recommendations from the Office of Inspector General Robert McDonald Charlotte, NC
Aug. 26, 2014 Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention Pres. Barack Obama Charlotte, NC
Aug. 26, 2014 Secretary Robert A. McDonald's Remarks (as Prepared) for the American Legion's 96th Annual Convention Robert McDonald Charlotte, NC
Aug. 26, 2014 HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veteran Homelessness Since 2010 Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Aug. 26, 2014 HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veteran Homelessness Since 2010 Julián Castro Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2014 VA Takes Next Step to Modernize Scheduling System Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2014 VA Moves to Streamline Identification of Rural Land Areas Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Aug. 19, 2014 Blinded Veterans Association, 69th National Convention Robert McDonald Sparks, NV
Aug. 13, 2014 Remarks by Secretary Robert McDonald during AMVETS National Conference Robert McDonald Memphis, TN
Aug. 13, 2014 VA Expands Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) Contracts to Provide Access to Primary Care Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Aug. 11, 2014 VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness Robert McDonald Unknown
Aug. 9, 2014 VA Secretary McDonald Delivers Keynote Speech During Disabled American Veterans Conference in Las Vegas Robert McDonald Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 8, 2014 In Phoenix, Secretary McDonald Announces Independent Review of All VA Scheduling Practices Robert McDonald Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 7, 2014 Remarks by the President at the Signing of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act Pres. Barack Obama Fort Belvoir, VA
Aug. 6, 2014 HUD and VA Announce Vouchers to Help Nearly 1,000 Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes Julián Castro Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2014 Secretary McDonald Announces Town Hall Events at Veterans' Facilities Nationwide Robert McDonald Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2014 Press Conference by the President Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
July 31, 2014 Remarks by the President at HUD Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Video Message to VA Employees Robert McDonald Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 Secretary McDonald Issues Message to VA Employees Robert McDonald Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Bob McDonald as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
July 25, 2014 DOT Expands Program to Help Veterans Get Jobs as Professional Truck and Bus Drivers Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
July 23, 2014 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama Los Angeles, CA
June 30, 2014 Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Nomination of Bob McDonald Charles Hagel Unknown
June 30, 2014 Remarks by the President at Nomination of Robert McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 $36M in Job-Training Grants to Help 12,000 Homeless Veterans Awarded by US Labor Department Thomas Perez Washington, DC
June 4, 2014 Obama Administration Announces Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
June 4, 2014 Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan at First Lady Michelle Obama's Announcement of Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Remarks by the President, Press Secretary Jay Carney, and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest in Daily Press Briefing Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Statement by the President - Department of Veterans' Affairs Pres. Barack Obama Unknown
May 30, 2014 Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki Charles Hagel Unknown
May 29, 2014 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Orders Military Health System Review Charles Hagel Unknown
May 29, 2014 Media Availability with Secretary Hagel Enroute to Singapore Charles Hagel Unknown
May 28, 2014 Remarks by Secretary Hagel During a Troop Event at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Charles Hagel Fort Richardson, AK
May 28, 2014 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Thomas Perez Washington, DC
May 26, 2014 Remarks By the President on Memorial Day Pres. Barack Obama Arlington, VA
May 26, 2014 Remarks by the President Before ISAF Meeting -- Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan Pres. Barack Obama Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day Observance Charles Hagel Arlington, VA
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day Message from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Charles Hagel Unknown
May 24, 2014 Weekly Address: Paying Tribute to our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 PBS "Charlie Rose" - Transcript - Department of Veterans' Affairs Scandal, Crimean Crisis, Middle East Peace Process, and Nigeria Kidnappings Charles Hagel Unknown
May 21, 2014 Statement by the President on Veterans Health Care Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
May 15, 2014 Remarks by the President at 9/11 Museum Dedication Pres. Barack Obama New York, NY
May 13, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at Press Conference Announcing Law Enforcement Action to Protect Military Servicemembers from Unfair Lending Practices Eric Holder Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 Remarks by the President at Presentation of Medal of Honor to Sergeant Kyle J. White, U.S. Army Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 26th Annual Candlelight Vigil Eric Holder Washington, DC
April 28, 2014 Remarks by President Obama to Filipino and U.S. Armed Forces at Fort Bonifacio Pres. Barack Obama Manilla, Philippines
April 23, 2014 Obama Administration Launches Online Veterans Employment Center Thomas Perez Washington, DC
April 23, 2014 Obama Administration Launches Online Veterans Employment Center Charles Hagel Washington, DC
April 17, 2014 Remarks by the President Welcoming the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
April 14, 2014 $6M in Job Training Grants Available to Assist An Estimated 2,000 Veterans Announced by US Labor Department Thomas Perez Washington, DC
March 25, 2014 Remarks by President Obama, His Majesty King Philippe, and Prime Minister di Rupo of Belgium at Flanders Field Cemetery Pres. Barack Obama Waregem, BD
March 20, 2014 Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on Veterans' Employment Thomas Perez Washington, DC
March 18, 2014 Remarks By Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, American Association of People With Disabilities Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2014 Remarks by President Obama and President Hollande of France at Arrival Ceremony Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2014 Blog: Doing the Right Thing: A Commitment to Veterans by the Construction Industry Thomas Perez Unknown
Feb. 10, 2014 A National Symposium: Veterans' Employment in Construction Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2014 Construction Industry Pledges to Hire More Than 100,000 Veterans in Announcement With Joining Forces and US Labor Department Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2014 U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Joins Federal, State Officials for Opening of New Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Anthony Foxx St. Louis, MO
Feb. 3, 2014 $900,000 in Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Grants Announced by US Labor Department Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2014 President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Jan. 23, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the Roanoke Veterans Treatment Court Program Eric Holder Unknown
Jan. 14, 2014 Cleveland.com - New Spending Bill Would Restore Great Lakes Cleanup Money Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2014 Remarks by Secretary Hagel at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas Charles Hagel San Antonio, TX
Jan. 7, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry Hosts the Unaccompanied Tour Families Holiday Reception John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2013 Sec. Hagel Spotlights U.S. Military Readiness Crisis Charles Hagel Simi Valley, CA
Nov. 13, 2013 Remarks at a Department of State Event in Honor of Veterans Day John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2013 Remarks by the President at Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2013 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Veterans Day Penny Pritzker Unknown
Nov. 11, 2013 Honoring Veterans by Hiring Veterans Thomas Perez Unknown
Nov. 11, 2013 Veterans Day Message John Kerry Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2013 Weekly Address: Honoring America's Veterans Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Remarks by the President on Veterans Day Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Statement by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Veterans Day Arne Duncan Unknown
Nov. 6, 2013 Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan at the National Alliance to End Homelessness' "Never Another Homeless Veteran" Awards Ceremony and Benefit Reception Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2013 Remarks at Veterans Innovation Partnership Announcement John Kerry Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2013 HUD & VA Announce More Vouchers to Help Homeless Vets Get Into Permanent Homes Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2013 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Extending Veterans Benefits to Same Sex Married Couples Eric Holder Washington, DC
Sept. 3, 2013 Message from Secretary Hagel on Suicide Prevention Month Charles Hagel Washington, DC
Aug. 27, 2013 Work in Progress - Promoting Opportunity for Veterans and Workers With Disabilities Thomas Perez Unknown
Aug. 27, 2013 US Labor Department Announces Final Rules to Improve Employment of Veterans, People with Disabilities Thomas Perez Washington, DC
Aug. 21, 2013 HUD and VA Announce More Vouchers to Help Homeless Vets Get Into Permanent Homes Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2013 Remarks at the Arcangeles Wounded Warrior Program John Kerry Bogota, Columbia
Aug. 12, 2013 President Obama Applauds Community Colleges' and Universities' Efforts to Implement 8 Keys to Veterans' Success Arne Duncan Unknown
Aug. 10, 2013 Remarks by The First Lady and The President at Disabled American Veterans Convention Pres. Barack Obama Orlando, FL
Aug. 5, 2013 Department of Labor Awards More Than $5 Million in Job Training Grants to Help 1,900 Women Veterans, Veterans with Families Thomas Perez Washington, DC
July 27, 2013 Remarks by the President at 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Pres. Barack Obama Washington, DC
July 27, 2013 Korean War Armistice 60th Anniversary Charles Hagel Washington, DC
July 22, 2013 Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention Charles Hagel Louisville, KY
July 3, 2013 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Announces Almost $1 Million to Train Veterans, Military Families for Jobs in Transportation Industry Anthony Foxx Washington, DC
May 29, 2013 HUD & VA Team Up To Provide Permanent Homes to 9,000 Homeless Veterans Shaun Donovan Washington, DC
May 27, 2013 Memorial Day Observance Charles Hagel Arlington, VA
May 24, 2013 Secretary's Column: Taking Time to Remember the Fallen Thomas Vilsack Unknown
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