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Aug. 23, 2016 Reps. Huffman, Gallego, and Ellison Applaud Department of Veterans Affairs for Banning the Large-Scale Display of Confederate Flags on VA Cemeteries Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Aug. 16, 2016 Issue Position: Veterans Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
Aug. 12, 2016 Walz and Emmer Continue Their Bipartisan Work, Follow-up on St. Cloud VA Rep. Tom Emmer Mankato, MN
Aug. 12, 2016 Walz and Emmer Continue Their Bipartisan Work, Follow-up on St. Cloud VA Rep. Timothy Walz Mankato, MN
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Justice for Veterans Living With PTSD Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Klobuchar Bill to Increase Job Opportunities for Veterans Passes Congress, Heads to President's Desk to be Signed into Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to Colleagues, US House of Representatives- Ranking Member Seat on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Walz Works to Hold VA Accountable on TBI Rep. Timothy Walz Washingron, 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. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Klobuchar, Senators Introduce Legislation to Help Speed Up Processing of Veterans' Benefits Claims Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Help So-Called "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" Get The Health Care They Need Sen. Al Franken Unknown
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. Al Franken 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. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Sen. Franken Continues Pressing to Bring Healthcare, Education Support to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 6, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Announce New Funding to Help End Veteran Homelessness in Duluth Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 6, 2016 Grant to Help Homeless Veterans in Duluth With Housing and Available Services Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Faribault Daily News - President Obama Signs Legislation Allowing WASP Burial at Arlington Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 25, 2016 Klobuchar Testifies Before Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee to Urge Passage of Her Bipartisan Bill to Help Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Waseca County News - Honoring Our Fallen Heroes, Respecting Our Veterans Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 24, 2016 Peterson Op-Ed: Observing Memorial Day Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
May 20, 2016 Klobuchar-Backed Bipartisan Legislation to Allow Female WWII Pilots to Be Buried at Arlington National Cemetery Signed Into Law by President Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 House Passes Rep. Huffman's Amendment to Ban Confederate Battle Flag From VA Cemeteries Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Hearing of the House Agriculture Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Peterson, Hearing on Service in the Field: Veteran Contributions to National Food Security Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Walz calls on House of Representatives to Pass Bi-Partisan "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act" Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 KAAL Rochester - Bill to Ensure Benefits to MN National Guard and Reserve Soldiers Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 11, 2016 Opioid Task Force Bill Passes 412-4 with Nolan Amendment to Include Active Duty Soldiers and Military Veterans Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
May 11, 2016 Klobuchar-Backed Bipartisan Legislation to Allow Female WWII Pilots to Be Buried at Arlington National Cemetery Passes Senate Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Bring Hard-Earned VA and Military Benefits to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 10, 2016 Sens. Franken, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Bring Hard-Earned VA and Military Benefits to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 9, 2016 FOX News - We Can't Let Burn Pits Become the New Agent Orange Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
April 25, 2016 Pioneer Press - Amy Klobuchar Out to Help Veterans Sick From Military Base Burn Pits Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
April 15, 2016 KVRR: Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Support Veterans Who Worked at Nuclear Sites Sen. Al Franken Unknown
April 13, 2016 Sens. Franken, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Get Veterans Who Helped Clean up Nuclear Testing Sites Access to the Care They Deserve Sen. Al Franken Unknown
March 25, 2016 Nolan Gets Pledge from VA Secretary McDonald that Suicide "Crisis" Option Will be Added to All VA Phone Lines by the End of December Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
March 25, 2016 Faribault Tribune - Klobuchar Calls on Senate to Allow Female Pilots to Be Buried at Arlington Following House Passage Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
March 24, 2016 Following House Passage This Week, Klobuchar Calls on Senate to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Allow Female WWII Pilots to Be Buried at Arlington National Cemetery Sen. Amy Klobuchar Minneapolis, MN
March 3, 2016 Walz Introduces Bi-Partisan Fairness for Veterans Act Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Nolan Announces Funding for Expansion of Housing for Homeless Veterans Rep. Rick Nolan 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. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2016 Bill Would Allow Local Doctors To Conduct Disability Exams For Vets Rep. Timothy Walz Unknown
Feb. 12, 2016 Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act Rep. Betty McCollum 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. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Veterans Rep. Tom Emmer Unknown
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Active Military and Veterans Issues Rep. Timothy Walz Unknown
Dec. 1, 2015 Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016--Continued Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Klobuchar Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Research, Treat Veterans Affected by Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2015 Honor America's Guard-Reserve Retirees Act Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Ensuring accountability at the VA Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 VA Committee Passes Walz Motion to Subpoena VA Officials, Says Testimony is Critical to Accountability Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Oct. 16, 2015 Walz and Nolan Bring Rural VA Concerns from August meetings to VA Secretary Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Emmer, Walz Introduce Legislation Requiring Release of VA Inspector General Reports Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 2015 Emmer, Walz Introduce Legislation Requiring Release of VA Inspector General Reports Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2015 Walz and Emmer visit St. Cloud VA Health Care System to address questions raised in Inspector General Report Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 Walz and Emmer visit St. Cloud VA Health Care System to address questions raised in Inspector General Report Rep. Timothy Walz Mankato, MN
Oct. 1, 2015 Walz to Continue Fighting for Agent Orange Extension Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015 Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Military Construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Brainerd Dispatch - Klobuchar, Kline, Introduce VA Billing Legislation Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Reform VA After Erroneous Billing Practices Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Reform VA After Erroneous Billing Practices Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Emmer Cosponsors VA Billing Accountability Act Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2015 Sen. Franken Announces New "Veterans History Project" Initiative to Capture War Accounts from Minnesota Veterans Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Aug. 27, 2015 Kline to Introduce Bill to Keep Faith with Veterans, Reform VA Billing Rep. John Kline Burnsville, MN
Aug. 25, 2015 Davis Hosts Veterans Resource Fair, Announces Bill to Improve VA Claims Process Rep. Timothy Walz Springfield, IL
Aug. 25, 2015 Reps Nolan and Walz Talk with Local Veterans in Northern Minnesota, Continue to Push VA Reform Measures Rep. Rick Nolan Duluth, MN
Aug. 5, 2015 Walz Introduces Bill to Ensure Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Continue to get Care Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
July 31, 2015 Walorski Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Streamline Veterans Access to Care Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Nolan Says Republican VA Bill Puts 100,000 Veterans Working at the Department of Veterans Affairs at Risk of Unfair Termination Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Walz Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Conduct Independent Audits of the VA Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Paulsen Backs Legislation Improving Accountability in VA System Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Walz Statement on H.R. 1994 Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Kline Supports Legislation to Keep Faith with Veterans, Hold VA Accountable Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Says New Credit Protections Will Help Stop Servicemembers, Military Families From Being Exploited Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 21, 2015 Caring for Our Veterans Here at Home Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 Honoring Mr. Roy Lee Seay Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
July 21, 2015 John Kline Supports Expanding Transparency for Our Veterans Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 John Kline Supports Bipartisan Efforts to Keep Faith With Our Veterans Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 Holding the VA Accountable Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
July 2, 2015 Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 7/2/2015 Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
June 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Legislation to Ensure Veterans Are Well-Served by Colleges Sen. Al Franken Unknown
June 23, 2015 Brainerd Dispatch - Keep 'em Flying: CAP Squadron Members Honored Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
June 22, 2015 Klobuchar Honors Minnesota Military Families at Dedication Ceremony Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 19, 2015 Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 6/19/2015 Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
June 16, 2015 Pope County Tribune - Klobuchar's Staff to Host Veteran's Forum Wednesday Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
June 12, 2015 Bringing Military Working Dogs Home Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
June 12, 2015 Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 6/12/2015 Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
June 12, 2015 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Need to Fix Unfair Billing Practices Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Co-pay Charges Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Co-pay Charges Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Co-pay Charges Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 John Kline Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Fund National Security, Benefits for Our Troops Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Co-pay Charges Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
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