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Public Statements

Date Title Officials Location
July 16, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Safeguard Religious Freedom in VA Chapels Rep. Lamar Smith Washington, DC
July 16, 2014 Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 3230, Veterans Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 Rep. Pete Gallego Washington, DC
July 16, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Safeguard Religious Freedom in VA Chapels Rep. Randy Neugebauer Washington, DC
July 8, 2014 In Support of H.R. 4812 "Honor Flight Act" Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Washington, DC
July 2, 2014 Fire the Corrupt Bureaucrats Rep. John Carter Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee and the Research and Technology Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals Rep. Eddie Johnson Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Hearing of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Technology for Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals Rep. Lamar Smith Washington, DC
June 26, 2014 Smith: Technologies Can Prevent Infections at VA Hospitals Rep. Lamar Smith Unknown
June 25, 2014 Ask Veterans Act Rep. Beto O'Rourke Washington, DC
June 24, 2014 Titus, Takano, O'Rourke Introduce the Underserved Veterans Access to Health Care Act Rep. Beto O'Rourke Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 Standing Up for Freedom Rep. Samuel Johnson Unknown
June 19, 2014 Veterans Contribute to HSA Rep. Samuel Johnson Washington, DC
June 19, 2014 VA Health Care Rep. Eddie Johnson Washington, DC
June 18, 2014 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 4870, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015, and Providing Consideration of Senate Amendments to H.R. 3230, Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Washington, DC
June 18, 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Washington, DC
June 17, 2014 Fighting for Those Who Fought for Us! Rep. Joe Barton Unknown
June 16, 2014 The Daily Caller - Attacks on My Freedom of Religion Resemble My Time in the Hanoi Hilton Rep. Samuel Johnson Unknown
June 16, 2014 El Paso Times - Rep. Pete Gallego: VA Reform Must Be a Nonpartisan Initiative Rep. Pete Gallego El Paso, TX
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Create Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Care Delivery at Department of Veterans Affairs Rep. Filemon Vela Washington, DC
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States- Create Blue Ribbon Commission to Investigate Care Delivery at Department of Veterans Affairs Rep. Beto O'Rourke Washington, DC
June 11, 2014 Poe Votes for Bill to Ensure Care For Veterans Rep. Ted Poe Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Marchant Statement on Passage of Veterans Access to Care Act Rep. Kenny Marchant Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Flores Votes to Provide Veterans with Immediate Access to Care Rep. William Flores Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014 Rep. Henry Cuellar Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Neugebauer Votes to Provide Additional Care for Veterans Rep. Randy Neugebauer Unknown
June 10, 2014 Supporting Veterans: Barton votes for Access to Care Act Rep. Joe Barton Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Congressman Ruben Hinojosa's Statement on the VA Audit Report That Rio Grande Valley Veterans Are Waiting Months to See a Physician Rep. Rubén Hinojosa Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Smith Supports Veterans Access to Care Act Rep. Lamar Smith Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Rep. Cuellar Votes for "VA Access to Care" Bill as Texas Facilities Flagged for Further Review Rep. Henry Cuellar Washington, DC
June 9, 2014 Smith Responds to VA Audit Rep. Lamar Smith Unknown
June 9, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Investigate Evidence of Criminal Wrongdoing at VA Medical Facilities Sen. John Cornyn Washington, DC
June 9, 2014 Cornyn Statement on Release of Internal VA Audit Sen. John Cornyn Washington, DC
June 6, 2014 Smith Meets with Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson Rep. Lamar Smith Unknown
June 6, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - FBI Investigation Rep. John Carter Washington, DC
June 6, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - FBI Investigation Rep. William Flores Washington, DC
June 6, 2014 Over the Memorial Day Weekend, I made my second trip to Afghanistan. During this visit I was privileged to meet and thank our troops, including many from Texas, for their sacrifice and bravery in service to our country. Our service men and women are truly amazing, and their hard work and dedication can be seen in the many improvements in Afghanistan. This trip was also an opportunity to see our Afghanistan policies in action and gain insight from key leaders on the ground. What is the way forward in Afghanistan? Reducing troops to a level in agreement with recommendations from General Joseph Dunford, the senior military commander in Afghanistan, pushes us in the right direction. Our troops -- wherever and whenever deployed -- must always have enough manpower to accomplish their mission. As we draw down and draw out of Afghanistan, we must do so in a way that preserves our hard-fought successes. We must never allow Afghanistan to again become a safe haven for terrorists. In addition to proper troop levels and the use of Special Forces to target terrorists, our shift to a primarily advisory role in Afghanistan is equally as important. The Afghan people know they have a vested interest in their future. The answer to long-term stability in Afghanistan -- is Afghanistan itself. They must own their future. During this second trip, I saw an Afghan population ready to take the lead. The Taliban is out of favor with much of the population, women bravely go to school every day, and the streets are lined with small businesses. Cell phones were common. I did not see or sense a desire to go back to the "old" Afghanistan. Already, Afghan forces themselves are fulfilling the many functions of safety and security and have become the tip of the spear. Still, we must proceed cautiously. We must be willing to evaluate and reevaluate Afghanistan policy regularly. How we reduce our troop levels in Afghanistan in the short-term will be a major factor in determining whether our hard-fought efforts are successful in the long-term. Congress, too, must also work in a bipartisan manner to end sequestration, which will severely erode the readiness of Armed Forces and will strip our service members of critical resources necessary to defend our nation and protect American interests abroad. Our troops need proper training and equipment -- and they will not get them if sequester remains in force. I am thoroughly committed to fighting to make sure our service men and women have the training, tools and equipment they need to achieve an overwhelming advantage on the battlefield. Our sons and daughters must have what they need to succeed, especially when their very lives -- and our nation's survival -- rest in the balance. The way forward in Afghanistan is through committed, non-partisan leadership. Congress must demonstrate the same commitment to public service shown by our troops. No blame game. No finger-pointing. We must work together to avoid sequestration at home, and we must work with Afghanistan to help them continue their progress. Rep. Pete Gallego Unknown
June 6, 2014 Gallego Statement on Meeting with Acting VA Secretary Rep. Pete Gallego San Antonio, TX
June 6, 2014 Sen. Cruz Commemorates 70th Anniversary of D-Day Sen. Ted Cruz Washington, DC
June 6, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - FBI Investigation Rep. Blake Farenthold Washington, DC
June 6, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - FBI Investigation Rep. Roger Williams Washington, DC
June 6, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - FBI Investigation Rep. Michael McCaul Washington, DC
June 5, 2014 Sen. Cornyn Backs Bill To Boost Options For TX Veterans' Health Care Sen. John Cornyn Washington, DC
June 5, 2014 Remembering the Price of Freedom on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Sen. John Cornyn Unknown
June 4, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veteran Affairs- VA IG Integrity of Investigation Rep. Lamar Smith Washington, DC
June 4, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Private Sector Care for Veterans Rep. Michael Burgess Unknown
June 4, 2014 Stockman Bill Reforms VA, Gives Veterans Prompt Care Rep. Steve Stockman Washington, DC
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. John Cornyn Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Johnson Statement on VA Secretary Resignation Rep. Samuel Johnson Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Stockman: Obama Immolates Shinseki to Smokescreen His Own Responsibility Rep. Steve Stockman Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Gohmert's Statement on Secretary Shinseki's Resignation Rep. Louie Gohmert Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Bottom Line: Hold the VA Accountable Rep. Pete Gallego Unknown
May 30, 2014 Gallego Statement on VA Secretary's Resignation Rep. Pete Gallego Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Flores Statement on the Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki Rep. William Flores Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Cornyn Statement on Sec. Shinseki's Resignation Sen. John Cornyn El Paso, TX
May 30, 2014 Marchant Statement on VA Secretary's Resignation Rep. Kenny Marchant Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 McCaul Statement on Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki Rep. Michael McCaul Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Veasey Statement on VA Sec. Eric Shinseki Rep. Marc Veasey Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Rep. Cuellar Statement on Resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki Rep. Henry Cuellar Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Congressman Farenthold Statement on VA Secretary Shinseki's Resignation Rep. Blake Farenthold Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Review of VA Waiting Lists Rep. John Culberson Washington, DC
May 30, 2014 http://ralphhall.house.gov/press-releases/rep-hall-statement-on-va-secretary-resignation/ Rep. Ralph Hall Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Calls on Obama to Direct FBI to Investigate Sen. John Cornyn Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Writes Veterans Affairs Secretary Requesting All Information on the Veterans in Texas- on Whether They Have Been Waiting for Treatment and Whether They Have Been Impacted by These Recent Allegations of Abuse Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Washington, DC
May 28, 2014 IG Confirms Investigation into Texas VA Facilities Rep. Lamar Smith Unknown
May 28, 2014 Following IG Report, Cornyn Calls On President To Direct FBI To Investigate VA Sen. John Cornyn Houston, TX
May 28, 2014 Dying in Lines--U.S. Veterans Rep. Ted Poe Washington, DC
May 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns Rep. Pete Gallego Washington, DC
May 27, 2014 Gallego Wraps-up Visit to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Rep. Pete Gallego Washington, DC
May 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns Rep. Beto O'Rourke Washington, DC
May 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns Rep. Henry Cuellar Washington, DC
May 26, 2014 Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Statement in Recognition of Memorial Day Rep. Eddie Johnson Dallas, TX
May 26, 2014 Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, Statement on Memorial Day Rep. Marc Veasey Washington, DC
May 26, 2014 Gohmert Honors Fallen Patriots on Memorial Day Rep. Louie Gohmert Washington, DC
May 23, 2014 Carter Votes to Hold VA Accountable Rep. John Carter Washington, DC
May 23, 2014 Memorial Day: A Day to Reflect on the Past and Remember Those We Lost Rep. Pete Gallego Unknown
May 23, 2014 Letter to Friends - We Must Carry on the Torch of Freedom Sen. Ted Cruz Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 Rep. William Flores Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Flores Votes for VA Accountability Rep. William Flores Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations, and John McCain, Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations - Regarding Investigation into Veteran's Healthcare System Sen. John Cornyn Unknown
May 22, 2014 Showing Gratitude to Our Troops, Veterans This Memorial Day Rep. Ralph Hall Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Media Ignores That the Administration Knew About VA Problems Rep. Lamar Smith Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Veterans Deserve Better From the VA Rep. Samuel Johnson Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Neugebauer Votes for Passage of Bill to Hold Administration Accountable to Veterans Rep. Randy Neugebauer Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 New Legislation Allowing VA to Fire Career Employees Tied to Wait Times Passes House Rep. Henry Cuellar Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Congressman Blake Farenthold Votes to Keep VA Accountable After Introducing Resolution Calling for Termination of VA Secretary Shinseki Rep. Blake Farenthold Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Smith Supports VA Bill Rep. Lamar Smith Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Thornberry Statement on Recent VA Scandal Rep. William Thornberry Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Gallego Votes to Hold VA Accountable Rep. Pete Gallego Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Marchant Votes to Hold Top VA Officials Accountable for Mistreatment of America's Veterans Rep. Kenny Marchant Washington, DC
May 20, 2014 The VA Health Care System Rep. Eddie Johnson Washington, DC
May 20, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Withdraw VA Nominee With Troubling Record Sen. John Cornyn Unknown
May 20, 2014 VA Health Care Sen. John Cornyn Washington, DC
May 20, 2014 Providing for Consideration of HR 4660, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015; and Providing for Consideration of HR 4435, Howard P "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Olson Bill Honoring WWII Doolittle Raiders Unanimously Passed by House Rep. Pete Olson Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Stockman: New Revelations Indicate Obama Knew of VA Scandal, Ignored it, While Death Toll Mounted Rep. Steve Stockman Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 Dying In Line Rep. Ted Poe Washington, DC
May 19, 2014 The Longview News Journal - It is Time to Kill Obamacare Before It Kills Americans Rep. Louie Gohmert Washington, DC
May 17, 2014 Sen. Cruz on Armed Forces Day: Honor and Thank Those Who Serve Sen. Ted Cruz Washington, DC
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