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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
March 30, 2017 Esty, Costello Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Veteran Caregivers of All Service Eras 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 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. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 24, 2017 Blumenthal, Tester Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Broken VA Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal 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 Esty, Blumenthal, Murphy Renew Bipartisan Push to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras Rep. Elizabeth Esty 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 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin - Regarding Mental Health Services For Other-Than-Honorably Discharged Veterans Sen. Christopher Murphy 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 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 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. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment Sen. Christopher Murphy 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. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Rosa DeLauro 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 Senate Unanimously Approves Moran-Blumenthal Bill to Reform VA Accountability Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 10, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Hail Senate Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Reform Package Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Rep. McNerney's Bipartisan Bill to Improve Broadband Access for Veterans Passes House Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2016 Blumenthal-Backed Provision in NDAA to Help Clear Way for Connecticut-Raised Servicemember to Receive Medal of Honor Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 21st Century Cures Bill Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Blumenthal, Isakson Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Veterans Reform Package Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2016 Larson Supports FY17 National Defense Authorization Act Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Blumenthal, Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Legislation Incentivizing Law Enforcement Agencies to Hire Veterans Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Murphy, Blumenthal, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Halt Claw Back of National Guard Bonuses Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal & Esty Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Halt Claw Back National Guard Bonuses Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Stamford Plus - Blumenthal and Esty Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2016 Stamford Plus - Blumenthal and Esty Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2016 Blumenthal & Moran Applaud Senate Approval of Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2016 WFSB - Lawmakers, Officials Ask People to Put Aside Differences for Veterans Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
Nov. 1, 2016 Esty Recovers 10,000,000th Dollar in Savings and Benefits for Connecticut Families Rep. Elizabeth Esty New Britain, CT
Oct. 24, 2016 Esty Calls on Pentagon to Immediately Stop Rescinding Bonuses of National Guard Veterans Rep. Elizabeth Esty New Britain, CT
Oct. 19, 2016 Larson Honors Vietnam Veterans Rep. John Larson Rocky Hill, CT
Oct. 19, 2016 Larson Visits South Park Inn Homeless Shelter Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Oct. 19, 2016 Larson Honors Winsted Korean War Veteran Rep. John Larson Winstead, CT
Oct. 12, 2016 Larson Honors CT Friends of Veterans Rep. John Larson West Hartford, CT
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Members of Congress Urge Va to Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 Larson Appoints Art Ward and Frank Nicastro to Veterans Council Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Sept. 29, 2016 Blumenthal & Moran Introduce Legislation to Include Gold Star Families in Veterans History Project Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2016 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 The Future of the VA: Examining the Commission on Care Report and VA's Response Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Senators Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Veterans Appeals Process Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Larson Disappointed House Republicans Block Bipartisan, Veteran-Backed Measure Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Providing for Consideration of H.R. VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2016 Gold Star Families Voices Act Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Courtney Commends The VA For Streamlining The Process For Scheduling Routine Audiology And Optometry Appointments Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Esty Praises House Passage of Bipartisan Bill She Cosponsored to Preserve Legacies of Gold Star Families Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Gold Star Families Voices Act Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2016 Connecticut Delegation Announces More Than $3 Million to Prevent Veteran Homelessness Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Justice for Veterans Living With PTSD Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John King, Secretary of Education, The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairman, Federal Trade Commission, The Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and The Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Act to Protect Students & Veterans From Fraudulent Institutions Like Trump University Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Applaud Senate Passage of Veterans' Benefits Legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Menendez, Booker, Senate Dems Call on VA to Do More to Prevent and Correct Abuse of Veterans in Higher Ed Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Blumenthal: Newly Released Veterans Suicide Data is Continuing Call to Action Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Signed Into Law Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration - Senators Press VA on Inadequate Progress in Improving Quality, Timely Access to Care Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Blumenthal, Colleagues Praise Senate Passage of Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 29, 2016 New Britain Herald - To Honor Fallen Heroes Care For Their Families Rep. Elizabeth Esty New Britain, CT
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Larson Wins Victory For Military Families Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Isakson, Blumenthal Unveil Groundbreaking Veterans Legislation to Change Culture at VA Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Letter to Susan Collins, Chairwoman and Jack Reed, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Senate Committee on Appropriations - Prevent Veterans Homelessness Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Hearing of the House Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. DeLauro, Hearing on Department of Labor 2017 Budget Request Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Stop Wasteful Spending on Expensive, Excessive Medications Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs - Wasteful Spending within the Department of Veterans Affairs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Blumenthal Calls on VA to Extend Presumption of Agent Orange Exposure to More Veterans Who Served in Korean DMZ Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Letter to John King, Acting Secretary of Education - Help for Military Borrowers Who Were Overcharged on Student Loann Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on Accountability Actions Against Board of Veteran Appeals Personnel Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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