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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
May 3, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran and Brian Schatz - Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies - Funding for VA State Home Construction Grant Program
March 28, 2017 Walz, Franken, Denham Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Coprs - Provide Trauma Services for Victims of Military Sexual Harassment
March 15, 2017 Sens. Franken, Capito, Klobuchar, Cornyn Press Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Mobilized National Guard and Reserve Troops Have Access to Same Benefits As Active Duty Troops
Feb. 28, 2017 Van Hollen, Tester, Franken, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America's Troops and Veterans
Feb. 28, 2017 Sen. Franken Spotlights Veterans: Hosts VFW State Commander Joe Mauricio at Tonight's Presidential Address and Helps Introduce New Bill to Strengthen Education Support for Minnesota Troops and Veterans
Feb. 14, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on Unanimous Confirmation of David Shulkin as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary
Feb. 9, 2017 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Measure to Cut Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors, Save Taxpayers Billions of Dollars
Feb. 3, 2017 Sen. Franken, Congresswoman Meng Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" The Health Care They Need
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze
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
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urge VA to Comply with 2010 Law
Sept. 15, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John King, Secretary, Department of Education - Regarding the Closure of ITT Tech and Associated Student Debt Relief Measures
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
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Help So-Called "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" Get The Health Care They Need
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
June 8, 2016 Sen. Franken Continues Pressing to Bring Healthcare, Education Support to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty
June 6, 2016 Franken, Klobuchar, Nolan Announce New Funding to Help End Veteran Homelessness in Duluth
May 12, 2016 KAAL Rochester - Bill to Ensure Benefits to MN National Guard and Reserve Soldiers
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
April 15, 2016 KVRR - Sen. Franken Pushes Bill to Support Veterans Who Worked at Nuclear Sites
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
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
Dec. 1, 2015 Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act
Sept. 1, 2015 Sen. Franken Announces New "Veterans History Project" Initiative to Capture War Accounts from Minnesota Veterans
July 22, 2015 Sen. Franken Says New Credit Protections Will Help Stop Servicemembers, Military Families From Being Exploited
June 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Backs Legislation to Ensure Veterans Are Well-Served by Colleges
June 11, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Co-pay Charges
June 11, 2015 Kline, Klobuchar, Minnesota Delegation Call on VA to Fix Unfair Billing Practices
May 14, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 23, 2015 Letter to Secretary Duncan - Better Protect Servicemembers and Veterans from being Targeted and Exploited by some For-Profit Colleges by Publishing the Amount and Percentage of Revenue Received by these Institutions from all Federal Educational Programs
March 29, 2015 CBS Minnesota - After 70 Years, World War II Veteran Receives POW Medal
March 24, 2015 Sen. Franken Successfully Presses to Help Vets Who Live Far from VA Facilities Get Timely, Quality Care
March 22, 2015 Minnesota Public Radio - Minnesota man awarded Purple Heart posthumously for service in Vietnam
March 13, 2015 Sen. Franken Seeks Entrants to Poetry Contest for Minnesota Students
March 4, 2015 Franken, Walz Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog
Feb. 3, 2015 Sen. Franken Says Passage of Veterans Suicide Prevention Measure an Important Step toward Ending Vet Suicide
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Allegations of Misconduct at Hibbing VA Clinic
Oct. 10, 2014 Klobuchar, Franken, Walz Joint Statement on VA Inspector General's Investigation Into Death of Minnesota Veteran Jordan Buisman
Oct. 9, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense and John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Ensure All Minnesota Veterans Receive Full Military Honors at Funerals
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Falsified Records at Minneapolis VA
Sept. 23, 2014 Letter to Richard Griffin, Acting Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Investigation into MN Veteran's Death
Sept. 22, 2014 Sen. Franken Calls Death of MN Veteran Waiting for VA Care an "Unacceptable Tragedy"
July 31, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan VA Reform Bill
July 31, 2014 Sens. Franken & Portman Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Help Homeless Students Access Affordable Housing
June 11, 2014 Sen. Franken Says Senate-Passed Bill Will Expand Accountability for VA Officials, Bolster Health Care Options for Veterans
June 9, 2014 Sen. Franken Says VA Audit Results Raise Serious Issues; Presses to Find out More
June 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Accept Free Private Sector Help to Fix Broken VA Scheduling System
May 30, 2014 Sen. Franken's Statement on Resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki
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