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Date Title Officials Location
Aug. 5, 2015 Manchin, Kirk, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 Sen. Charles Schumer 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 Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015 Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
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 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 2499 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 Veterans Entrepeneurship Act of 2015 Rep. Nydia Velázquez 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. Charles Rangel 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 Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Care Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 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 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. Peter King 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. Peter King 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. Lee Zeldin 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 24, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Rochester VA Hospital Funding Rep. Louise Slaughter Unknown
June 23, 2015 Congressman Nadler and NYC Parks Announce Federal Funding to Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Manahatta Park for Superstorm Sandy Repairs Rep. Jerrold Nadler Washington, DC
June 22, 2015 Higgins Announces Veterans Education Flexibility Act Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
June 18, 2015 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital Mismanagement Rep. Christopher Gibson Washington, DC
June 17, 2015 Hanna Expresses Concern to DoD Over Closure of Successful Program Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
June 17, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of the US Defense Department - Continuation of Vets4Warriors Program Rep. Richard Hanna Unknown
June 15, 2015 VA Agrees to Investigate Bronx VA Facility Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
June 15, 2015 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 2559 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
June 15, 2015 Schumer Visits Disabled WNY Veteran Dale Dart, Who Has Been Waiting Two Years For VA To Make His Home Wheelchair Accessible; Vet Suffers From Serious illness Sustained While Serving In Iraq And Kuwait & Is Still Confined To His Basement -- Senator Calls For Investigation To Ensure VA Delay Never Happens Again Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 11, 2015 Schumer: Bureaucratic Red Tape Is Preventing Disabled Veteran From Getting The Vital Wheelchair Accessible Home Improvements He Needs; Vet Suffers From Serious illness Sustained While Serving In Iraq And Kuwait - Schumer Demands Timeline & Answers From The Veterans Administration; Says Delay Is Denying Basic Quality Of Life Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 10, 2015 Clear Path for Veterans Celebrates Female Veteran and Active Duty Appreciation Day Rep. John Katko Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 Reps. Israel and Murphy Introduce Bill to Help End Veteran Homelessness Rep. Steve Israel Unknown
June 5, 2015 Schumer Backs Tarrytown Born Veteran To Get Name On Vietnam Memorial Wall -- Dennis Ralph Johnston Of Westchester County Died In Vietnam War Training Exercise In South China Sea In 1969, But Because Accident Was Outside Combat Zone, He & 73 Other Veterans Who Perished Were Left Off National Memorial Wall Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
June 5, 2015 Rangel Remembers Veterans on D-Day Rep. Charles Rangel New York, NY
June 4, 2015 In Wake Of Memorial Day, Schumer Backs Western NY Family's Push to Get Son's Name On Vietnam Memorial Wall -- Terry Lee Henderson Of Chautauqua County Died In Vietnam War Training Exercise In South China Sea in 1969, But Because Accient Was Outside Combat Zone, He & 73 Other Veterans Who Perished Were Left Off National Memorial Wall Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 30, 2015 Rep. Tonko's Memorial Day Statement Rep. Paul Tonko Capital Region, NY
May 29, 2015 In Wake Of Memorial Day, Schumer Backs Syracuse Father's Push To Get Son's Name On Vietnam Memorial Wall -- Larry Reilly Jr. Died In Vietnam War Training Exercise In South China Sea In 1969, But Because Accident Was Outside Combat Zone, He & 73 Other Veterans Who Perished Were Left Off National Memorial Wall Sen. Charles Schumer Unknown
May 26, 2015 On Memorial Day, Reed Remembers Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice Rep. Thomas Reed Unknown
May 25, 2015 The Hill - Honoring America's Forgotten Cold War Heroes Rep. Steve Israel Unknown
May 25, 2015 Rangel Honors the Fallen Rep. Charles Rangel New York, NY
May 25, 2015 Remembering Those We've Lost Rep. Paul Tonko Unknown
May 22, 2015 Lowey Statement Commemorating Memorial Day Rep. Nita Lowey White Plains/New York City, NY
May 22, 2015 Gillibrand Secures Medals For Two Long Island WWII Veterans Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Long Island, NY
May 22, 2015 Rangel & Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Telemedicine to Vets Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
May 22, 2015 Rep. Israel Recognizes Memorial Day and Honors Forgotten Heroes of the Cold War Rep. Steve Israel Hicksville, NY
May 18, 2015 Rep. Rice's First Bill Passes in the House with Unanimous Bipartisan Support Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 The Hill - House Passes Bills to Boost Veterans' Assistance Rep. Kathleen Rice Unknown
May 18, 2015 Newsday - Rep. Rice Passes Her First Bill in the House Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 91 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 1382 Rep. Richard Hanna Unknown
May 18, 2015 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 1313 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Maloney Lauds Vulnerable Veterans Housing Reform Act Rep. Carolyn Maloney Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Veteran's I.D. Card Act Rep. Carolyn Maloney Washington, DC
May 14, 2015 Schumer Announces: At Long Last, Sgt. Henry Johnson Will Receive Medal of Honor He Rightfully Deserves - President Approves Long-Awaited Request; Will Present to Johnson's Infantry Regiment The 369th "Harlem Hellfighters" Division, With Medal At White House on June 2, 2015 Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
May 14, 2015 Associated Press - Official: VA Improperly Spends $5 Billion a Year on Health Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
May 13, 2015 Funding the VA is a Sacred Responsibility Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
May 12, 2015 Rangel Hosts Twitter Town Hall To Promote Vets And Their Mental Health Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
May 8, 2015 Schumer: Veterans Waiting To Be Fitted For Hearing Aids Experience Long Wait Times Because Of A Lack Of Specialists - Schumer Launches Push To Allow VA Centers To Hire Licensed Hearing Aid Specialists To Decrease Wait Times & Better Serve Vets Sen. Charles Schumer Washington, DC
May 8, 2015 Rangel To Host Twitter Town Hall On Topic Of Veterans And Mental Health Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
May 5, 2015 Congressmen Collins, King (NY), and Rothfus Aim to Improve Veteran Halls with Legislation Rep. Peter King Unknown
May 5, 2015 Congressmen Collins, King (NY), and Rothfus Aim to Improve Veteran Halls with Legislation Rep. Chris Collins Unknown
May 4, 2015 Congressman Lee Zeldin Announces Major Victory for East End Veterans Rep. Lee Zeldin Manorville, NY
May 1, 2015 Rangel Poses at First-Ever Yoga on the Hill to Support Wounded Warriors Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 Why I voted Yes on CR to S.Con. Res 11 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 Kuster, King Introduce Legislation to Honor World War II "Ghost Army" Veterans, Including Keene Native Mickey McKane Rep. Peter King Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Why I voted Yes on H.R. 2029 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Rep. Nita Lowey Washington, DC
April 28, 2015 After Three Decades, Glens Falls Navy Vet Finally Receives War Medals Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Glens Falls, NY
April 25, 2015 Above the 38th Parallel Rep. Charles Rangel Unknown
April 25, 2015 Congressman Charles Rangel Hasn't Had a Bad Day Since Kunu-ri Rep. Charles Rangel Unknown
April 24, 2015 Rep. Israel Cuts Through Red Tape, Secures More Than $67K in Retroactive Benefits for Widow of Korean War Veteran Rep. Steve Israel Kings Park, NY
April 22, 2015 Solar Ready Vets Program Rep. Brian Higgins Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Improve Veterans Claims Process Rep. Chris Collins Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Improve Veterans Claims Process Rep. José Serrano Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Improve Veterans Claims Process Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Improve Veterans Claims Process Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
April 17, 2015 Katko Issues 100-Day Report Rep. John Katko Syracuse, NY
April 16, 2015 Denton Publications - Letter from your Congresswoman: 100 Day Report Rep. Elise Stefanik Unknown
April 14, 2015 Washington Post - Isolated. Harassed. Their Personal Lives Investigated. That's life as a VA Whistleblower, Employees Tell Congress Rep. Kathleen Rice Unknown
April 14, 2015 House Members Angry Over VA's Response to Whistleblowers Rep. Kathleen Rice Unknown
March 25, 2015 Veterans Organizations Back Rep. Rice's Brave Act Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Why I Voted Yes on H.R. 216 Rep. Richard Hanna Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Defense - Funding Request for the Gulf War Illness Research Program Rep. Louise Slaughter Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Defense - Funding Request for the Gulf War Illness Research Program Rep. Charles Rangel Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Defense - Funding Request for the Gulf War Illness Research Program Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Defense - Funding Request for the Gulf War Illness Research Program Rep. Joseph Crowley Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 Congressman Higgins Introduces Bill to Give Kids Korner a Permanent Place in VA Medical Centers Rep. Brian Higgins Unknown
March 20, 2015 Letter to Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee - Hearings on Ending Homelessness Rep. Gregory Meeks Washington, DC
March 20, 2015 Denver Post - Aurora Veterans Hospital Fiasco Caused by Ignoring Contractors, VA says Rep. Kathleen Rice Unknown
March 20, 2015 Reps. Rice, Walz Demand Details on Staggering Cost Overruns in Construction of Aurora VA Hospital Rep. Kathleen Rice Washington, DC
March 20, 2015 Letter to Executive Director Stella Fiotes: Demanding Details on Staggering Cost Overruns in Construction of Aurora VA Hospital Rep. Kathleen Rice Unknown
March 20, 2015 Letter to Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee - Hearings on Ending Homelessness Rep. Sean Maloney Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Rep. Louise Slaughter Unknown
March 18, 2015 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research Rep. Charles Rangel Unknown
March 17, 2015 Congressman Lee Zeldin Introduces First Bill Which Will Assist Long Island Veterans Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Congressman Lee Zeldin Introduces First Bill Which Will Assist Long Island Veterans Rep. Lee Zeldin Washington, DC
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