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Chris Coons' Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (DE) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
April 17, 2018 Trump Admin Responds to Sens. Portman, Coons & King, Agrees to Discharge Outstanding Federal Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Veterans
July 14, 2017 Senator Coons Secures Funding for Delaware Army Guard, Veterans Post-Traumatic Stress Initiative in Annual Spending Bill
June 1, 2017 Letter to Chairman Jerry Moran and Ranking Member Brian Schatz, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterns Affairs, and Related Agencies - Fund Homeless Veteran Support Programs
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 16, 2017 Sens. Coons Introduces Resolution to Recognize National Rosie the Riveter Day, Partners with Delaware Historical Society to Collect Local Rosies' Memories
Feb. 3, 2017 Hirono Continues Representative Mark Takai's Efforts to Provide Health Care to Atomic Veterans
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
Jan. 19, 2017 Veterans with Service-Connected Injuries Eligible for IVF Services Starting Today
Nov. 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Honorable John B. King Jr., Secretary of the Department of Education - Call to Streamline the Disability Verification Process to Ensure that Permanently Disabled Veterans are Discharged of Their Federal Student Loan Debt
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 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 24, 2015 Carper, Coons introduce legislation to protect veteran and military students
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
April 23, 2015 Coons, Carney back bill to support Delaware's military caregivers
Feb. 3, 2015 Senator Coons votes for bipartisan bill to prevent veterans' suicide
Jan. 27, 2015 Senator Coons Pushes Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Veterans' Suicide
Nov. 9, 2014 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Congressional Agenda Post 2014 Election
Aug. 18, 2014 Nearly 100 Veterans Attend Job Fair
July 31, 2014 Senator Coons Votes to Reform VA
July 31, 2014 Senator Coons Votes to Reform VA
June 11, 2014 Senator Coons Votes to Reform VA
June 6, 2014 Senator Coons' Infrastructure, Housing Priorities Included in Appropriations Bill
May 23, 2014 Senator Coons Cosponsors Three Bills to Strengthen Veterans' Medical Care
May 22, 2014 Letter to Robin C. Aube-Warren, Director of the Wilmington VA Medical Center - Regarding VA Scheduling Delays
May 22, 2014 Senator Coons Votes to Fund Nationwide Investigation into Allegations of Scheduling Misconduct at VA
Feb. 24, 2014 Senate to Vote This Week on Veterans Benefits Legislation Cosponsored by Senator Coons
Feb. 10, 2014 Senator Coons Votes to Repeal Cuts to Military Retiree Benefits
Dec. 20, 2013 Senator Coons Sponsors Bill to Repeal Cuts to Military Retiree Benefits
Nov. 11, 2013 Statement from Senator Coons Honoring Veterans Day
July 8, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - Same Sex Marriages
April 9, 2013 Senator Coons Calls for Passage of Mental Health Legislation as Part of Gun Safety Package
March 5, 2013 Letter to Secretary Shinseki - LGBT Rights
Sept. 11, 2012 Senator Coons Praises Progress on Veterans Jobs Bill
July 12, 2012 Senator Coons Voices Strong Support for Ratification of Disabilities Treaty
June 27, 2012 Carper, Coons, Carney Announce Federal Grants to Hire Post-9/11 Veterans as Local Police Officers
April 18, 2012 Thirty-five Employers Are Signed-up and Ready to Hire at Veterans Job Fair Saturday
March 16, 2012 Senator Coons Applauds VA's Effort to Expand Health Care for Female Veterans
Nov. 18, 2011 Hanna Introduces Major Bipartisan Jobs Bill
Nov. 15, 2011 CNN "The Situation Room" - Transcript
Nov. 10, 2011 Veterans Tax Credit
Nov. 9, 2011 Senator Coons Cosponsors Bill to Help America's Veterans Find Work
Aug. 22, 2011 Senator Coons Confronts Rate of Veteran Unemployment in First Jobs Roundtable
July 14, 2011 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
June 21, 2011 Bipartisan Group of Senators Calls on Veterans Affairs to do more to Prevent Veteran Suicides
June 21, 2011 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Suicide Rates Among Veterans
May 11, 2011 Chairman Murray Leads 14 Senators in Introducing Major Bipartisan Veterans Employment Bill
May 11, 2011 Chairman Murray Introduces Major New Veterans Employment Legislation with Veterans and Veterans Advocates in Front of U.S. Capitol
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Veterans
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