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Jan. 16, 2018 Letter to David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Michael Missal, VA Inspector General - Blumenthal Demands Answers from VA Secretary and Inspector General After Veteran Alleges Appalling Malpractice at West Haven VA Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 16, 2018 Blumenthal and Warren Introduce Legislation to Help Student Veterans Secure Housing Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2018 Blumenthal Statement on Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against the Connecticut VA Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Jan. 4, 2018 Valadao, Colleagues Urge House Leadership to Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Pass Vietnam Veterans Legislation Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 House Approves Bills to Enhance Veteran Job Opportunities and Combat Human Trafficking Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Protect Funding For Homeless Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2017 Murphy Condemns Trump Administration for Gutting Support for Homeless Vets Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2017 Blumenthal Welcomes Bipartisan Committee Approval of Comprehensive Veterans Health Care Bill Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Carper, Colleagues Conduct Oversight to Protect Servicemembers and Student Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Carper, Colleagues Conduct Oversight to Protect Servicemembers and Student Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Chairwoman Federal Trade Commission - Senators Urge the FTC to Strengthen Penalties Against Media Company that Misled Veterans About Educational Opportunities Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2017 Senators Baldwin, Capito, Moran, Manchin, Blumenthal and Tester Introduce Bipartisan VA Reform to Strengthen Opioid Safety in the VA Choice Program Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2017 Tester, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Hold VA Accountable for Electronic Health Record Modernization Rollout Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Senator Murray Keeps Up Pressure on VA Secretary Shulkin to Uphold Protections Against For-Profit College Corruption Following Decision to Back Down From Blanket Ethics Waiver Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Ranking Member Walz Calls For VA Research Into Medical Marijuana Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 Hearing of the Economic Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Himes, Testimony Securing Electronic Records for Veterans' Ease, or SERVE Act Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2017 DeLauro Condemns Trump Administration Attempt to Roll Back Veterans' Protection from For Profit Colleges Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2017 Blumenthal Secures Commitment from Secretary Shulkin to Support Capital Improvements at the West Haven VA Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2017 Blumenthal and Blunt Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2017 Blunt, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2017 Esty Bill to Reduce VA Appeals Backlog Signed into Law by President Trump Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Aug. 9, 2017 Senators Applaud House Passage of Sweeping Reforms to Overhaul VA Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Blumenthal Applauds Unanimous Senate Passage of Comprehensive G.I. Bill Reforms Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veteran' Claims Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veteran' Claims Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veteran' Claims Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2017 Blumenthal Applauds Unanimous Senate Passage of Bill to Address Veterans Choice Program Funding Shortfall Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2017 Bipartisan Blumenthal Bill to Modernize VA Appeals Process Passes Senate Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Blumenthal Applauds Bipartisan Committee Passage of Comprehensive G.I. Bill Reforms Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 25, 2017 Courtney Touts Update To The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill As Win For Veterans Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Murphy's "Honor Our Commitment Act' Passes Committee, Heads To Senate Floor Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
July 12, 2017 Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Reform Military Discharge Process, Aid Survivors of Sexual Assault Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
June 30, 2017 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Bill to Protect Veterans' Education Benefits Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, D.C.
June 28, 2017 Durbin, Murphy Bill Will Meet Demand For High Quality Prosthetic Care For Veterans Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
June 28, 2017 Blumenthal Applauds Veterans' Affairs Committee Passage of Measure to Modernize VA Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 27, 2017 Tester and Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee Members Highlight Impact of Senate Health Care Plan on Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, D.C.
June 27, 2017 Murphy Calls for Passage of His "Honor Our Commitment Act' after Va Announces Limited Mental Health Care for Veterans with Other Than Honorable Discharges Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
June 22, 2017 Letter to the Honorable James Mattis, Secretary of US Department of Defense - Department of Defense Treatment of Service Members Mental Health Conditions Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal Helping to Lead Legislation to Restore Honor to Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 16, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal Helping to Lead Legislation to Restore Honor to Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
June 13, 2017 Courtney Praises Passage Of Bipartisan VA Accountability Package Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
June 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Proposal to Cut Unemployment Benefits for Disabled Veterans Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on Senate Passage of VA Accountability Measure Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
May 30, 2017 Duckworth, Collins & Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Preventive Healthcare More Affordable for Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 26, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump, Director Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget - America's Veterans Deserve Better Than Trump Budget Sen. Richard Blumenthal Chicago, IL
May 25, 2017 Cotton, Graham, Blumenthal & Markey Introduce Bill to Increase Pensions for Medal of Honor Recipients Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 23, 2017 House Passes Legislation to Modernize VA Appeals Process Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
May 18, 2017 Blumenthal, Duckworth, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Make Preventative Healthcare More Affordable for Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Ranking Member Walz, Rep. Esty Statement Following Markup Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
May 17, 2017 Murphy Calls for Passage of His "Honor Our Commitment Act' in the Wake of Alarming Gao Report Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
May 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Keith Hall, Director of the Congressional Budget Office - Veterans' Affairs Committee Democrats Send Letter to CBO Regarding AHCA Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
May 9, 2017 Duckworth, Tester, Nelson & Blumenthal Highlight Trumpcare's Devastating Tax Hikes on Millions of Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Isakson, Blumenthal Announce Bill to Modernize VA Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Bost, Esty Lead Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Appeals Modernization Legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 2, 2017 Bost, Esty Lead Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Appeals Modernization Legislation Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Hearing of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Murphy, Hearing on Preventing Veteran Suicide Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 21, 2017 Esty, Veterans Committee Democrats Condemn GOP Proposal to Tax Troops in Exchange for G.I. Bill Benefits Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
April 12, 2017 DeLauro Statement on Groundbreaking Ceremony for Fisher House Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro West Haven, CT
April 4, 2017 Murphy Applauds Extension of Veterans Choice Program Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
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 Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
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 Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
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 Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
March 30, 2017 Esty, Costello Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Veteran Caregivers of All Service Eras Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 24, 2017 Blumenthal, Tester Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 Blumenthal, Tester Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Bennet, Murphy, Tester Introduce Bill to Provide Mental Health Services for Veterans with Other-Than-Honorable Discharges Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Esty, Costello, McCollum Announce Bill to Aid Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Esty, Tester, Boozman Introduce Legislation to Change VA Culture, Honor Women Veterans Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal, Esty Renew Bipartisan Push to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin - Regarding Mental Health Services For Other-Than-Honorably Discharged Veterans Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin - Regarding Mental Health Services For Other-Than-Honorably Discharged Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 10, 2017 Esty, Blumenthal, Murphy Renew Bipartisan Push to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Esty Opposes GOP Bill to Remove Veterans' Mental Health Records from Gun Background Check System Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Murphy Welcomes Shulkin Reversal on Providing Care to Other-Than-Honorable Discharged Service Members & Plans to Introduce Bill to Clairfy Law Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 McCain Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Continue the Veterans Choice Program Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 2, 2017 Bost, Esty Introduce Bills To Provide Cost-Of-Living Adjustment To Veterans Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Megan Brennan - Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Esty Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Families of Fallen Service Members Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Blumenthal, Ernst Introduce Bill to Establish "Gold Star" Stamp, Honoring the Sacrifice of Families Who Have Lost a Loved One in Combat Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Murphy, Blumenthal Join 53 Members of Congress to Demand Trump Exempt Entire VA From Hiring Freeze Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Jan. 18, 2017 NEWS: Veterans with Service-Connected Injuries Eligible for IVF Services Starting Tomorrow Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2017 Courtney Announces More Than $2.2 Million Saved For Constituents In 2016 Rep. Joseph Courtney Norwich, CT
Jan. 11, 2017 Blumenthal Statement on the Nomination of David Shulkin to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2017 Valadao Introduces Legislation to Expand Benefits for Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2016 DeLauro Calls on Chairman Cole to End Gag Order on HHS Drug Price Report Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2016 Blumenthal Leads Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Hail Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2016 Senate Unanimously Approves Moran-Blumenthal Bill to Reform VA Accountability Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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