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Peter DeFazio's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Congressman Panetta, U.S. Reps., and U.S. Senator Request VA Secretary Report on Veteran Hunger in Lead Up to Veteran's Day
July 11, 2017 DeFazio-initiated VA Investigation into Roseburg VA Medical Center Will Lead to Updated Standards of Care
July 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Delayed Veterans Choice Program Payments and Adverse Credit Actions Harming America's Heroes
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Proposal to Cut Unemployment Benefits for Disabled Veterans
May 24, 2017 Committee Approves Bills to Authorize the Coast Guard and FEMA, Improve Veteran Employment
April 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Call for Investigation into VA Caregiver Program
March 30, 2017 Letter to the Hon.Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies - Federal Funding for Veteran Suicide Prevention
Dec. 14, 2016 VA Applies Bipartisan Provision to Enhance VA Medical Care
Feb. 3, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the United States Army - U.S. Rep. McSally Leads Continued Effort To Reinstate WASP Eligibility At Arlington
Nov. 10, 2015 In Advance of Veterans Day, Merkley, Wyden and DeFazio Announce New, Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Staffing at VA Health Centers
Sept. 1, 2015 Issue Position: Veterans Issues
July 14, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of the United States Department of Defense - End Legal Purgatory with Sick Oregon Veterans
March 24, 2015 Rep. DeFazio Applauds VA Decision to Increase Healthcare Access for Veterans in Rural Communities
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
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
March 3, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs - Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program
Jan. 28, 2015 Rep. DeFazio Cosponsors Bill to Help Veterans
Oct. 22, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Overseeing Selection of Next Roseburg VA Director
July 30, 2014 DeFazio Demands Accountability at Roseburg, White City VA Facilities
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
May 30, 2014 Resignation of Eric Shinseki
May 30, 2014 Rep. DeFazio Calls on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to Resign
April 28, 2014 Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument Preservation Act
March 17, 2014 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, John Culberson, Pete Visclosky, Sanford Bishop - Increase Funding for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs
March 6, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Don't Leave Jobless Veterans Behind
Feb. 11, 2014 Extension of Direct Spending Reduction for Fiscal Year 2024
Jan. 8, 2014 Congressional Black Caucus
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Veterans Issues
Dec. 13, 2013 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors
Oct. 3, 2013 Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014
Sept. 23, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keep Veterans' Care Essential
Aug. 28, 2013 Politico - Anti-War Democrats Speak Up on Syria
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Secretary Charles Timothy Hagel, Department of Defense - Protect Service Members from High-Cost Loans
May 28, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - VA Disability Claims Backlog
April 22, 2013 Letter to John Culberson, Chair, and Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans' Affairs and Related Agencies
July 18, 2012 DeFazio Helps Secure Grants To Fight Veteran Homelessness In Southwest Oregon
April 6, 2012 DeFazio Fights to Lower Health Care Costs for Veterans
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Veterans
July 26, 2011 Wyden, Merkley, DeFazio Issue Statement on VA's Announcement on the Future of the Roseburg VA Hospital
June 27, 2011 Letter to The Honorable George J. Opfer, Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs
April 13, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
March 22, 2011 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and General Craig McKinley, Chief of the National Guard Bureau
March 15, 2011 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 13, 2011 Letter to the Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 7, 2011 Defazio Advocates Maintaining Highest Standard of Care For Southwestern Oregon Veterans
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Veterans
June 10, 2010 Hearing Of The Subcommittee On Economic Opportunity Of The House Committee On Veterans' Affairs - Legislative Hearing on H.R. 114, H.R. 3685, H.R. 4319, H.R. 4635, H.R. 4664, H.R. 4765, H.R. 5360, and H.R. 5484
Jan. 1, 2010 Issue Position: Veteran's Issues
March 24, 2009 Letter to the Honorable John M. Spratt Jr., Chairman, House Committee on the Budget, and the Honorable Paul Ryan, Ranking Member, Committee on the Budget
May 19, 2006 Funding For Veterans And Troops Passes House
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