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April 4, 2017 Grassley, Gillibrand, Daines Introduce Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Resolution Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Ernst Urges VA to Address Veterans Crisis Line Failures Immediately Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
March 20, 2017 Damaging VA Crisis Line Report Confirms Need For New Law, Says Iowa Congressman Rep. David Young Washington, DC
March 9, 2017 Johnson, Ernst Re-Introduce Bill to Protect VA Whistleblowers Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to The Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Rationale Behind Use of Outdated and Duplicative Scheduling Program Sen. Joni Ernst 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. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2017 Loebsack Reintroduces "Sgt. Brandon Ketchum Never Again Act" to Address Veteran Suicide Epidemic Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2017 Ernst meets with Nominee for VA Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Indian Health Care Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Provide Update on Veterans Crisis Line Improvements Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2017 Ernst Statement on VA Secretary Nominee Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2017 Grassley Welcomes Critical Disclosures from VA Whistleblower, Work of Office of Special Counsel Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Dec. 15, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Mike Pence, Vice President-elect - Grassley, Johnson Write Presidential Transition Team Outlining VA Concerns Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urging the VA to Comply with 2010 Law that Protects Veterans from Exorbitant ER Bills Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urging the VA to Comply with 2010 Law that Protects Veterans from Exorbitant ER Bills Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Ernst Bill to Cut Red Tape and Wait Times for Veterans Scheduling Appointments at VA Medical Facilities Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk to be Signed into Law Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urge VA to Comply with 2010 Law Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urge VA to Comply with 2010 Law Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Information on Dental Safety for Veterans After Wisconsin Incident Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Phoenix VA Whistleblowers Vindicated for Speaking out on Suicide Prevention Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Nov. 28, 2016 President Obama Signs Young's Veterans Crisis Line Improvements Bill into Law Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Nov. 22, 2016 Ernst Expresses Dissatisfaction with Preliminary VA Response to Ketchum Inquiry Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Speaker Ryan Signs Young's Veterans Crisis Line Improvements Legislation Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Grassley Praises Final Passage of Veterans Crisis Line Improvement Bill Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Grassley Joins Bipartisan Effort Incentivizing Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Veterans Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Young, Thune Applaud Senate Passage of Veterans Crisis Line Improvements Legislation Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael J. Missal, Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Veterans' Suicides After Being Denied Treatment at VA Medical Facilities Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael J. Missal, Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding the Lack of Timely Care Provided to Veterans in Need of Immediate Help Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2016 Quad City Times - Ernst: Fighting for Those Who Faithfully Served Sen. Joni Ernst Unknown
Nov. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael J. Missal, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Follow-Up Questions For the Office of the Inspector General From the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing in Tomah, Wisconsin Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2016 Letter to Michael J. Missal, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Request for an Update on the Progress of the Office of the Inspector General's Report Regarding the Brandon Ketchum Case Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2016 Q&A: Veterans Day Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Nov. 1, 2016 Grassley Presses Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs on EpiPen Costs Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Only One to Six People Responsible for Patient Wait-Time Problems Have Been Fired Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Members of Congress Urge Va to Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Answers and Improvements from the VA after Veterans Crisis Hotline Failures Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Answers and Improvements from the VA after Veterans Crisis Hotline Failures Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Oct. 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - We Must Do More to Ensure that No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Improve Veterans Crisis Line Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 A Victory for Our Veterans Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sloan Gibson, Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Improve Veterans Crisis Line Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2016 Blumenthal & Ernst Introduce Bill to Establish "Gold Star" Stamp, Honoring the Sacrifice of Families Who Have Lost a Loved One in Combat Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Grassley on VA Spending on Art, Continuing to Press for Answers Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Sept. 26, 2016 U.S. House Approves David Young's Veterans Crisis Line Legislation Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2016 Stefanik, Grassley Introduce Bicameral Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Resolution Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Loebsack Introduces "Never Again" Legislation to Address Veteran Suicide Epidemic Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Young's Veterans Crisis Line Bill Clears Committee - Ready for Vote in the Full House Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Release: David Young Announces Iowa Veterans Coalition Rep. David Young Urbandale, IA
Sept. 16, 2016 Young Veterans Crisis Line Improvements Legislation Introduced in Senate Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2016 Young Veterans Crisis Line Improvements Legislation Introduced in Senate Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Suicide Prevention Month Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call to Clarify Standards for Staffing Veterans Crisis Line Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Grassley Has Veterans Fellow Working in Des Moines Office, Available to Help Veterans Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Aug. 16, 2016 Senator Ernst Calls for Answers over Iowa City VA "Ghost Panels" Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2016 Serving Those Who Have Served Our Nation Rep. David Young Washington, DC
Aug. 11, 2016 Inspector General Confirms Review of Veteran's Recent Suicide, as Senators Requested Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Aug. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Wasteful VA Money Spent on Art Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2016 Loebsack: VA Response Surrounding Veteran's Suicide is Lacking; Leads Fight for More Action to Protect Veterans Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Ernst, Senators Press VA for Answers on Iowa Veteran's Death Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to Michael Missal, Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs - Grassley, Johnson, Ernst Seek Inspector General Inquiry into Veteran's Suicide Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Iowa Vets Receive Long-Delayed Purple Hearts Sen. Charles Grassley Des Moines, IA
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to Michael Missal, Inspector General for the Department of Veterans Affairs - Grassley, Johnson, Ernst Seek Inspector General Inquiry into Veteran's Suicide Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
July 29, 2016 Ernst Calls on VA to Make Veterans Care a Priority, Not Art Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Senator Ernst Disappointed in Failure to Progress Funding for VA, Combatting Zika Virus Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Ernst Supports Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Signed Into Law Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Ernst Calls on VA to Explain how they will Improve Veterans Crisis Line Immediately Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Young Reacts to GAO Report Which Finds Lack of Veterans Crisis Line Responses Rep. David Young Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Sen. Ernst Supports Military, Veterans Administration Appropriations; Measure to Combat Zika Virus Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Mcdonald, Secretary U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerns Surrounding the Spring 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
June 21, 2016 Brownley Announces Passage of Her Bill to Prevent Female Veteran Suicides Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Klobuchar, Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Cut Red Tape and Wait Times for Veterans Scheduling Appointments at VA Medical Facilities Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Klobuchar, Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Cut Red Tape and Wait Times for Veterans Scheduling Appointments at VA Medical Facilities Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
June 19, 2016 Looking out for our veterans Rep. David Young Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 When a Veteran is in Crisis America Must Be There to Help Rep. David Young Unknown
June 8, 2016 Boxer, Ernst, Colleagues Praise Senate Passage Of Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Young Legislation Strengthens Veteran Resources Addressing Suicide Prevention, Crisis Resources Rep. David Young Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Far from Disneyland - VA Secretary McDonald's Dreamworld Rep. David Young Unknown
May 24, 2016 Ernst Calls on VA Secretary McDonald to Resign Immediately Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Young Condemns VA Secretary for Disneyland Comment Rep. David Young Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Young Applauds Passage of Military Caregiver Legislation Rep. David Young Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Ernst Condemns VA Secretary's Disgraceful Comments on Wait Times Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 VA Secretary Comparison of VA to Disneyland is Ridiculous, Grassley Says Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 A Time to Remember Our American Heroes Rep. David Young Unknown
May 19, 2016 Ernst Supports Funding for Veterans Services, Military Construction, Transportation Needs Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Mikulski, Ernst Legislation to Restore Inurnment Rights of Wasp at Arlington National Cemetery Passes Senate Unanimously Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Arizona VA Whistleblower Restored to VA Job, Grassley Helped, Calls on VA to Treat Whistleblowers Better Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
March 23, 2016 Letter to Mark Kirk, Chairman and Jon Tester, Ranking Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies - Second Amendement Rights Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
March 22, 2016 Grassley Seeks Account of Spending from the Wounded Warrior Project Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
March 21, 2016 Grassley Receives VA Acknowledgement of Problems with the Veterans Choice Program, Pledge to Improve Services to Iowa Veterans Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Grassley Joins Bills on Reducing Veterans Services Appeals Backlog, Improved Suicide Prevention for Female Veterans Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Blum Authored Legislation Honoring Fallen Iowan Passes OGR Committee Rep. Rod Blum Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Senators Gillibrand and Ernst Urge Department of Veterans Affairs to Screen Veterans for Food Insecurity Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, D.C.
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veteran Affairs - Veterans Food Insecurity Sen. Joni Ernst Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
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