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Chellie Pingree's Public Statements on Issue: Veterans

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, 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
Nov. 2, 2017 House Committee Approves Pingree Initiative to Help Veterans in Debt to VA
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Phil Roe, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, the Hon. Tim Walz, Ranking Member - Request to Hold a Hearing on the Use of Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan
Oct. 13, 2017 Pingree Calls on VA to Uphold Core Mission of Delivering Quality Care to Veterans With Accountability
Aug. 17, 2017 Pingree Praises Signing of Law Expanding GI Bill Benefits to More Veterans
July 28, 2017 Pingree, Poliquin Insert Provision to Veterans CHOICE Bill to Authorize Lease for Portland VA Health Clinic
June 13, 2017 Pingree Opposes President Trump's Budget Proposal to Cut Benefits for Retired Disabled Veterans
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Proposal to Cut Unemployment Benefits for Disabled Veterans
May 2, 2017 Maine Delegation Warns of Fraudulent Veterans Choice Program Phone Line Trying to Steal Veterans' Personal Information
April 6, 2017 Pingree introduces bill with Tester, Murkowski to help military service members who have been sexually harassed online
April 5, 2017 Tester, Murkowski, Pingree Introduce Legislation to Support Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma
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
March 9, 2017 Introducing the Cold War Medal Service Act
Jan. 27, 2017 Pingree supports legislation to halt hiring freeze at Department of Veterans Affairs
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Indian Health Care
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to Hon. Dr. Shulkin - Maine Congressional Delegation Urges VA to Fill Vacancies at Maine Vet Centers
Dec. 6, 2016 Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016
Oct. 26, 2016 Pentagon Will Stop Seeking Repayments of Bonuses to California Guardsmen
July 21, 2016 Pingree Leads House Effort To Get Lease Approved For Portland VA Clinic
May 30, 2016 Memorial Day 2016 Statement From Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
May 19, 2016 Pingree Reacts to New Report Concerning Military's Improper Discharge of Military Sexual Assault Survivors
May 19, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of the Department of Defense - Call for Reforms to Outdated DOD Discharge Policies Regarding Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma
April 28, 2016 Pingree Tells Top VA Official That Contractor Administering Veterans Choice Program Should Be Replaced
April 14, 2016 Rep. Calvert Introduces Legislation to Ensure Military Reservists Receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits as Intended
Jan. 27, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: veterans Issues
Sept. 16, 2015 Pingree Announces $100,000 to Help Disabled Maine Veterans Participate in Adaptive Sports
Sept. 14, 2015 Preble Street to get $1.7 million to Serve Veteran Homeless Population
Aug. 13, 2015 After Push from Pingree, VA Clears Way for Firefighters to Receive Bonus Pay Going Forward
July 27, 2015 Ruth Moore Act of 2015
July 27, 2015 Houses passes Congresswoman Pingree's Ruth Moore Act of 2015
June 17, 2015 Statement on VA Inspector General's Review of Mental Health Services at VA Togus
June 5, 2015 Pingree Pushes VA to Pay Firefighters What They Are Owed
May 24, 2015 Statement on Memorial Day 2015
April 10, 2015 Pingree Looking for "Wounded Warrior" to Join Portland Office
April 8, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - Veteran's Exposure to Radioactive Material
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 23, 2015 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, David Price, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies - HUD-VASH Program Funding
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
Dec. 19, 2014 Pingree is Joined by 23 Other Members of Congress to Support Lawsuit Against VA
Oct. 2, 2014 Pingree Urges Social Security to Expedite Claims for More Disabled Veterans
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
June 20, 2014 Letter to Slcan Gibson, Department of Veterans Affairs - Sexual Assault Claims
June 20, 2014 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault
May 30, 2014 Statement on Resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki
May 26, 2014 Memorial Day
May 21, 2014 Reaction to President's Remarks on VA Controversy
May 1, 2014 Pingree Welcomes New Online Jobs Database for Veterans
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