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Date Title Officials Location
April 8, 2016 Rep. Zeldin Statement on USA Today Report of VA Manipulation of Wait Times and the President's Continued Deafening Silence on this Scandal Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Coffman, Rice Call for Criminal Investigation of Aurora VA Hospital Construction Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
April 4, 2016 Caring for our Disabled Veterans: The Fight to Expand Adult Day Care by Lee Zeldin (NY-01) Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Maloney, Barletta Introduce Bipartisan Disabled Veterans Student Loan Protection Act Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Hearing of the House Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Lowey, Markup of FY2017 Military Construction-VA Appropriations bill Rep. Nita Lowey Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Rangel, Pocan Request Armed Services Committee Hold Hearing on Discharged Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Service Members Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 After Calling for its Reform, Reps. Israel and Gibson Applaud VA Decision to Expand Requests for Grave Markers for Deceased American Veterans Rep. Steve Israel Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Rep. Zeldin Proposes Fix for Suicide Hotline at VA Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 U.S. Reps. Hinojosa, Rangel Lead Bipartisan $1.2 Billion Request For VA Telehealth Services Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Ensuring Fairness for Our Nation's Veterans Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Rangel Lauds Passage Of Bill Honoring Korean War Veterans Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Maloney to Host Hudson Valley Veterans Town Hall and VA Benefits Clinic Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2016 Rep. Zeldin Calls VA Suicide Hotline Failure "Gross Incompetence, Completely Unacceptable and in Need of an Urgent and Immediate Correction" Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2016 Problems Plague National VA Suicide Hotline Leaving Veterans Without Help Rep. Chris Collins Unknown
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. Charles Rangel 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. Lee Zeldin 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. Carolyn Maloney Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Rep. Zeldin's Veteran Loan Guarantee Bill Passes House of Representatives Rep. Lee Zeldin 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. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Schumer Announces $36 Million In Fed Funding Needed For Construction Of The New Wny Veterans' Cemetery Has Officially Been Included In The President's FY 2017 Budget Request Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Schumer Announces Over $6.9 Million In Fed Funding, Needed For "Phase Two' Development Of VA Outpatient Surgery Facility In Rochester, Officially Included In The President'S FY 2017 Budget Request Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 31, 2016 As Deadline Approaches for VA to Renew its Rule that Prohibits Medical Marijuana, Senator Gillibrand Urges VA to Fix Discriminatory Policy & Allow Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Veterans Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand New York, NY
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington D.C.
Jan. 20, 2016 Schumer: Veterans Poisoned By Asbestos Exposure Could Soon Be Victims Of Identity Theft Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Jan. 19, 2016 Schumer: Canandaigua VA Medical Center Upgrade Has Been Delayed By Bureaucratic Hold-Ups; Now Project Responsibility Is Being Transferred From VA To Army Corps Sen. Charles Schumer Canandaigua, NY
Dec. 18, 2015 Schumer Secures Commitment From VA That Funding For "Phase Two' Construction Of VA Outpatient Surgery Facility In Rochester Will Be Included In The President'S Fy 2017 Budget Request -- Schumer Calls Commitment A Critical First Step & Vows To Fight To Ensure Funds Are In Final 2017 Appropriations Bill Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 10, 2015 Schumer Launches Push To Secure Critical Funding For Construction Of The New WNY Veterans' Cemetery -- While VA Has Funding Needed To Complete Design & Planning Phases Of The Project Through 2016, Subsequent Construction Phase -- Expected To Start In 2017 -- Has Not Yet Been Funded; Senator Says VA Must Prioritize First-Ever Vet Cemetery In Buffalo-Rochester Area Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2015 Schumer Launches A Major Push To Restore Expired Fed Incentives For Businesses To Hire Unemployed Veterans In Upstate NY; Senator Says This Vital Tax Credit -- Which Is Included In Major Tax Bill & Could Be Voted On This Week -- Is A Proven Success In Helping Upstate Businesses Hire More Veterans Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Dec. 2, 2015 Veterans Proof of Service Records Should be Provided Free of Charge Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2015 Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Bilirakis Introduces PROMISE Act to Help Veterans Rep. Kathleen Rice Unknown
Nov. 11, 2015 Gillibrand Delivers Remarks at the Greenburgh Veterans Day Ceremony and Veterans Memorial Park Groundbreaking Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Westchester, NY
Nov. 11, 2015 Rangel Teams Up With Sen. Schatz & Rep. Pocan To Urge Congress To Restore Honor To LGBT Vets Rep. Charles Rangel New York, NY
Nov. 10, 2015 Rep. Israel Announced Bill to Turn "Zombie" Homes into Housing for Homeless Veterans Rep. Steve Israel Dix Hills, NY
Nov. 10, 2015 Rep. Zeldin Secures Additional VA Services for East End Veterans Rep. Lee Zeldin Patchogue, NY
Nov. 10, 2015 Schumer Announces More Than $1.1 Million in Rental Assistance For Over 100 Homeless Veterans Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 9, 2015 Sweeping Legislation Will Encourage Landlords To Rent To Veterans, Provide Grants To Organizations that Support Formerly Homeless Veterans, Expand The Definition Of A "Homeless Veteran," Improve Outreach To Veterans & More Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 9, 2015 Stefanik Introduces Support Our Military Caregivers Act Rep. Elise Stefanik Washington, D.C.
Nov. 4, 2015 Schumer: Even One Homeless Veteran Is One Too Many Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert Mcdonald, Secretary of Department of Veteran's Affairs - Approve Veteran Campus Counselor at Nassau Community College Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert Mcdonald, Secretary of Department of Veteran's Affairs - Approve Veteran Campus Counselor at Nassau Community College Rep. Gregory Meeks Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert Mcdonald, Secretary of Department of Veteran's Affairs - Approve Veteran Campus Counselor at Nassau Community College Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert Mcdonald, Secretary of Department of Veteran's Affairs - Approve Veteran Campus Counselor at Nassau Community College Rep. Peter King Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert Mcdonald, Secretary of Department of Veteran's Affairs - Approve Veteran Campus Counselor at Nassau Community College Rep. Steve Israel Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Small Business Committee Examines Challenges Facing Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2015 Veterans Small Business Week Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2015 Schumer: Rochester-Area Veterans Should Have Access To The Care That They Need And Deserve Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Oct. 19, 2015 Lowey Leads Groundbreaking Event for Upgraded Montrose VA Campus Pool Rep. Nita Lowey Montrose, NY
Sept. 30, 2015 Why I voted Yes on S. 2082 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Hanna Announces New VA Clinic Coming to Binghamton Rep. Richard Hanna Binghamton, NY
Sept. 30, 2015 Maloney's Disabled Veteran Red Tape Reduction Act Easily Passes House, Advances to Senate Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2015 VA Childcare Pilot Program Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 2835 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Gillibrand Secures Benefits for Albany Veteran Exposed to Agent Orange Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand North Greenbush, NY
Sept. 28, 2015 House of Representatives Passes Bipartisan Border Jobs for Veterans Act Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Reed Stands with Veterans and Children Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
Sept. 17, 2015 Mikulski, Cardin, Senate Colleagues Push to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of Shutdown Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Cardin Pushes to Keep Federal Workers on the Job Despite Threats of a Shutdown Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Rep. Israel Announces Nearly $8 Million in Federal Grants to End Veteran Homelessness Rep. Steve Israel Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2015 Schumer: This is a Long Overdue Honor for These Filipino WWII Heroes Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 16, 2015 Katko Announces Agent Orange Fairness Act Named In Honor Of Central New York Vietnam Veteran, Larry Hackett Rep. John Katko Syracuse, NY
Sept. 15, 2015 Reed Announces Funding to Protect Veterans from Homelessness Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
Sept. 10, 2015 Schumer: Highly Qualified Veterans Should Have The Opportunity To Again Do What They Do Best -- Protect Our Country, This Time By Guarding Our Borders Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
Sept. 10, 2015 Restore Honor to Service Members Act Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2015 Cantwell, Collins, Gillibrand, Kaine Reintroduce Apprenticeship Bill to Train the Next Generation of American Workers Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2015 Congressman Higgins & County Executive Poloncarz Announce $2.65 Million in Federal Funding for Vehicles & Mobility Programs Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Sept. 3, 2015 $5.4 Million in Federal Americorps Funding Awarded to NYS Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2015 Congressman Chris Collins Promotes REVAMP Act at Local Veteran Post Rep. Chris Collins Wililamsville, NY
Aug. 6, 2015 Rep. Zeldin Announces Hire More Heroes Act Signed Into Law Rep. Lee Zeldin Patchogue, NY
Aug. 5, 2015 Manchin, Kirk, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
Aug. 4, 2015 Stefanik Discusses Veterans Issues at Forum in Lake Placid Rep. Elise Stefanik Lake Placid, NY
July 30, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Donovan Votes to Prevent VA Hospital Closures, Fund Hepatitis C treatment; Calls on Senate to Act Rep. Daniel Donovan Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 The Daily Caller - Fighting For Our Veterans Starts With VA Accountability Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Shaheen's Veterans Entrepreneurship Act Heads to President's Desk Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 House, Senate Small Business Leaders Applaud Passage of Veterans Entrepreneurship Act Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015 Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Ensure Chemical Weapons Test Victims Receive Compensation Rep. Gregory Meeks Unknown
July 22, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Ensure Chemical Weapons Test Victims Receive Compensation Rep. José Serrano Unknown
July 16, 2015 Schumer Urges NY National Guard To Bring Sgt. Henry Johnson's Medal Of Honor Back To His Hometown Of Albany For Temporary Display -- Schumer Led The Charge To Secure Posthumous Medal Of Honor For Sgt. Johnson Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
July 15, 2015 GI Bill Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 Veterans Entrepeneurship Act of 2015 Rep. Nydia Velázquez Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 2499 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 Why I voted Yes on MC in S.Amdt. to H.R. 91 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
July 6, 2015 Gillibrand, Maloney Announces New Push to Help Thousands of "Blue Water" Vietnam Vets Harmed by Agent Orange But Ignored by Feds Due to Technicality in the Law Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Maybrook, NY
June 30, 2015 Letter to Megan J. Brennan, United States Postmaster General - Support Veterans and "Stamp Out PTSD" Rep. Peter King Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Letter to Megan J. Brennan, United States Postmaster General - Support Veterans and "Stamp Out PTSD" Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Letter to Megan J. Brennan, United States Postmaster General - Support Veterans and "Stamp Out PTSD" Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Care Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Care Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Letter to Megan J. Brennan, United States Postmaster General - Support Veterans and "Stamp Out PTSD" Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, DC
June 29, 2015 Rep. Rice Announces Grant Awards for Organizations Helping Homeless Veterans on Long Island Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
June 26, 2015 After Reps. Israel and King Secure Authorization, DOD Creates Pilot Program to Study Mental Health in National Guard and Reserves Rep. Steve Israel Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Politico Magazine - Congress at War: The Capitol Hill Ranks on Why They Enlisted and What It Means Now Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Rangel Marks the Start of the Korean War Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Politico Magazine - Congress at War: The Capitol Hill Ranks on Why They Enlisted and What It Means Now Rep. Peter King Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Politico Magazine - Congress at War: The Capitol Hill Ranks on Why They Enlisted and What It Means Now Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Rochester VA Hospital Funding Rep. Louise Slaughter Unknown
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