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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Oct. 25, 2017 King Announces Passage of Resolution Honoring USS Forrestal Crew
Oct. 5, 2017 King Announces Support for Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Veterans Justice Program
Aug. 2, 2017 Senate Passes King-Backed Bill to Reform Veterans Appeals Process
Aug. 2, 2017 Collins, King Applaud Passage of Legislation to Fund Veterans Choice Program
Aug. 1, 2017 Senators Applaud Passage of Legislation to Continue Veterans Choice Program
July 17, 2017 King Announces Support for Emergency Funding to Preserve Veterans Health Care Program
June 19, 2017 Legislation Cosponsored by Senators Collins, King to Restore Accountability at the VA Signed into Law
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
May 2, 2017 Maine Delegation Warns of Fraudulent Veterans Choice Program Phone Line Trying to Steal Veterans' Personal Information
April 18, 2017 Joined by Maine Veterans, King Calls on Congress to Pass Bill Improving Appeals Process for Benefits
April 18, 2017 Joined by Maine Veterans, King Calls on Congress to Pass Bill Improving Appeals Process for Benefits
March 28, 2017 King Cosponsors Bill to Expand Access to National Parks for Disabled Veterans
March 24, 2017 Blumenthal, Tester Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process
March 23, 2017 King Reintroduces Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process
March 23, 2017 Blumenthal, Tester Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process
Feb. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Secretary Shulkin - Urging New VA Secretary to Fund Positions in Maine
Feb. 13, 2017 King Announces Support for Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 27, 2017 VA Exempts Critical Personnel from Hiring Freeze Following Pressure from Collins, King
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. 25, 2017 Sens. Collins, Warner Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Authorize Delayed VA Medical Leases
Jan. 25, 2017 At King's Request, Education & VA Departments Move to Assist Disabled Veterans
Jan. 10, 2017 Letter to the President-elect - Nix VA From Hiring Freeze to Ensure Veterans Receive Health Care Services
Dec. 10, 2016 Senate Passes Collins, King Resolution Marking December 17, 2016, as "Wreaths Across America Day"
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to Hon. Dr. Shulkin - Maine Congressional Delegation Urges VA to Fill Vacancies at Maine Vet Centers
Nov. 30, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Thad Cochran, Barbara Mikulski, Johnny Isakson and Richard Blumenthal - Regarding Action to Authorize Delayed VA Leases
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. 21, 2016 Collins, King Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Authorize Delayed VA Medical Lease for Outpatient Facility in Portland
Sept. 14, 2016 The Future of the VA: Examining the Commission on Care Report and VA's Response
Sept. 14, 2016 King Introduces Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process
Sept. 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process
Sept. 9, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce $117,872 to Support Adaptive Athletic Training for Disabled Veterans
July 14, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 24, 2016 Senators Urge Action on Delayed VA Medical Leases
May 23, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Action On Delayed VA Medical Leases
May 20, 2016 Senators Collins, Heitkamp's Legislation to Improve Mental Health Resources for Rural Veterans Unanimously Approved by Senate
May 20, 2016 Veterans Affairs, Cary Medical Center Sign Provider Agreement to Preserve Access to Care for ARCH Veterans in Northern Maine
May 19, 2016 Senate Passes Veterans, Military Construction, Housing and Transportation Spending Legislation
May 18, 2016 Senate Unanimously Approves King Amendment Supporting Disabled Veterans
May 17, 2016 King Introduces Amendment to Relieve Disabled Veterans of Unnecessary Student Loan Payments
May 2, 2016 At Roundtable with VA Officials, King Presses for Improvements to Veterans' Health Care Program in Maine
April 22, 2016 Fighting to Preserve ARCH, Improve Choice Program for Maine Veterans
April 14, 2016 King Applauds Senate Committee Approval of ARCH Extension
March 25, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Veterans' Affairs Committee to Extend ARCH Program
Feb. 5, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Urge Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Fix Choice Program, Ensure Maine Veterans Receive Timely Care
Nov. 5, 2015 Sens. Moran, Collins and King Express Frustration with Ambiguity in VA Report on Continuity of Care
Oct. 29, 2015 Collins, King Sign Letter Urging Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Support ARCH Program
Oct. 15, 2015 King Tours Portland Vet Center with VA Official
Oct. 1, 2015 King Calls on Congress to Increase Funding for Veterans' Care
Sept. 22, 2015 Observing the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
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