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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 Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
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 Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 27, 2017 Tillis, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Increase Newborn Care For Veterans Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
April 21, 2017 Esty, Veterans Committee Democrats Condemn GOP Proposal to Tax Troops in Exchange for G.I. Bill Benefits Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
April 5, 2017 Ranking Member Tim Walz Investigates Concerns At The Veterans Crisis Line Rep. Timothy Walz 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. Keith Ellison 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. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 28, 2017 Walz, Franken, Denham Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
March 28, 2017 Walz, Franken, Denham Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Tackle VA Backlog Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 23, 2017 HVAC Members Call on Republicans to Protect Veterans from Harmful Consequences of Health Care Bill Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Esty, Costello, McCollum Announce Bill to Aid Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 HVAC Subcommittee Examines Use of VA Official Time For Union Activities Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Brownley, Walz Explore Ways For VA To Increase Recruitment And Retention Of Quality Physicians Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 20, 2017 Ranking Member Tim Walz Statement Regarding VA OIG Report On Veterans Crisis Line Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 17, 2017 Ranking Member Walz Applauds Passage Of Bill To Improve VA's Authority To Hire, Retain Physicians Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 16, 2017 Ranking Member Walz Introduces Provision To Improve, Expedite Accountability Legislation Rep. Timothy Walz 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. Al Franken Washington, DC
March 15, 2017 Sens. Franken, Capito, Klobuchar, Cornyn Press Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Mobilized National Guard and Reserve Troops Have Access to Same Benefits As Active Duty Troops Sen. Al Franken Unknown
March 9, 2017 Cornyn, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Veterans' Recruitment Bill Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 9, 2017 Feinstein, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Veterans' Recruitment Bill Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 9, 2017 Klobuchar, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Veterans' Recruitment Bill Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Veterans Committee Passes Rep. Peters' Bipartisan Bill to Give All Purple Heart Recipients Access to Post-9/11 GI Benefits Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Ranking Member Tim Walz Statement On HVAC Mark Up Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Manchin, Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Welcomes Senator Sullivan as New Co-Chair Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Ranking Member Tim Walz Examines VA Choice Program, Future Of Community Care For Vets Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 6, 2017 Ranking Member Tim Walz Statement on Marine Corps Photo Sharing Reports Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. David Shulkin - Fix VA Healthcare Applications Error Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
March 1, 2017 Ranking Member Tim Walz Issues Statement Following President's Address To Congress Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 McCollum, House Dems Speak Out Against EPA Cuts Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Sen. Franken Spotlights Veterans: Hosts VFW State Commander Joe Mauricio at Tonight's Presidential Address and Helps Introduce New Bill to Strengthen Education Support for Minnesota Troops and Veterans Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 28, 2017 Van Hollen, Tester, Franken, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America's Troops and Veterans Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Feb. 28, 2017 Van Hollen, Tester, Franken, Hassan, Klobuchar Introduce Bill to Strengthen Education for America's Troops and Veterans Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 15, 2017 Roe, Walz Statement on GAO Continuing to Categorize the Veterans Health Administration As High-Risk Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Feb. 15, 2017 Esty, Walz Examine National Work Queues Impact On Claims Processing Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Sen. Franken's Statement on Unanimous Confirmation of David Shulkin as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 10, 2017 Ranking Member Walz Addresses Information Technology Progress, Challenges At VA Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2017 Sen. Franken Reintroduces Measure to Cut Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors, Save Taxpayers Billions of Dollars Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 7, 2017 Tillis & Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Feb. 7, 2017 Klobuchar, Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Vital Support to Local Law Enforcement Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Feb. 7, 2017 Klobuchar, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Sen. Franken, Congresswoman Meng Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Bring "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" The Health Care They Need Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Feb. 1, 2017 Letter to the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee - Nomination of Dr. David J. Shulkin for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2017 Klobuchar, Cassidy Introduce Legislation to Help Speed Up Processing of Veterans' Benefits Claims Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Indian Health Care Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Lift Hiring Freeze On VA and Exempt Veterans Seeking Federal Employment Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Ranking Member Walz Statement On VA Rule To Authorize IVF For Veterans With Service-Connected Reproductive Injuries Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Ranking Member Walz Statement on VA Presumptive Service Connection Announcement Related to Camp Lejeune Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Tester, Walz Statement on VA Hiring Freeze Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Letter to President Trump - Exempt Entire VA from Hiring Freeze Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2017 Valadao Introduces Legislation to Expand Benefits for Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Department of Veterans Affairs - Reducing the Impact of ACICS Termination on Student Veterans Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urging the VA to Comply with 2010 Law that Protects Veterans from Exorbitant ER Bills Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urging the VA to Comply with 2010 Law that Protects Veterans from Exorbitant ER Bills Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Ernst Bill to Cut Red Tape and Wait Times for Veterans Scheduling Appointments at VA Medical Facilities Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk to be Signed into Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urge VA to Comply with 2010 Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Dec. 9, 2016 Letter to The Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Urge VA to Comply with 2010 Law Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2016 Walz Stands with Troops in Supporting FY2017 Defense Authorization Rep. Timothy Walz Mankato, MN
Nov. 30, 2016 Klobuchar, Thune Legislation to Improve the Veteran Suicide Crisis Line Signed into Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. Jason Lewis Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Assisted Reproductive Technology Coverage Under the Veterans Health Administration Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2016 Klobuchar-backed Legislation to Improve the Veteran Suicide Crisis Line Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk to Signed Into Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2016 Rep. Ellison Statement on Veterans Day Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
Nov. 10, 2016 McCollum Statement on Veterans Day Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
Nov. 10, 2016 Klobuchar Statement on Veterans Day Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense and the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Review the Classification of Mylan's Epipen to Determine Whether Federal Government Is Owed a Rebate Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Oct. 28, 2016 Walz, Palazzo & Speier Lead National Guard & Reserve Caucus in Defense of CA Soldiers Rep. Timothy Walz Mankato, MN
Oct. 28, 2016 Duluth News Tribune - Silver Set Makes Unlikely Return to Duluth Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Oct. 26, 2016 Nolan Applauds Suspension of Collection from California National Guard, Calls for Total Bonus Debt Forgiveness Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
Oct. 19, 2016 Nolan Urges Full Restoration of Military Funeral Honors Program Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2016 Klobuchar, Members of Congress Urge Va to Ensure That No Call From a Veteran in Crisis Goes Unanswered Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Acting Ranking Member Takano and Progressive Co-Caucus Chairs Grijalva, Ellison Introduce Resolution Opposing VHA Privatization Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2016 Acting Ranking Member Takano and Progressive Co-Caucus Chairs Grijalva, Ellison Introduce Resolution Opposing VHA Privatization Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act Rep. Timothy Walz 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. Al Franken Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Rep. Walz Votes for Additional VA Accountability Measures Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Va Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Klobuchar Urges Department of Veterans Affairs to Help Veterans Impacted by ITT Technical Institute Closure Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Letter to Secretary McDonald, Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding the Closure of ITT Technical Institute and its Effect on G.I. Bill Benefits Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2016 Reps. Huffman, Gallego, and Ellison Applaud Department of Veterans Affairs for Banning the Large-Scale Display of Confederate Flags on VA Cemeteries Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2016 Walz and Emmer Continue Their Bipartisan Work, Follow-up on St. Cloud VA Rep. Timothy Walz Mankato, MN
Aug. 12, 2016 Walz and Emmer Continue Their Bipartisan Work, Follow-up on St. Cloud VA Rep. Tom Emmer Mankato, MN
July 22, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Justice for Veterans Living With PTSD Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Klobuchar Bill to Increase Job Opportunities for Veterans Passes Congress, Heads to President's Desk to be Signed into Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Letter to Colleagues, US House of Representatives - Ranking Member Seat on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. Rep. Timothy Walz Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Walz Works to Hold VA Accountable on TBI Rep. Timothy Walz Washingron, 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. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 30, 2016 Klobuchar, Senators Introduce Legislation to Help Speed Up Processing of Veterans' Benefits Claims Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Sen. Franken Presses Veterans Committee to Help So-Called "Atomic Cleanup Veterans" Get The Health Care They Need Sen. Al Franken Unknown
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. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 20, 2016 Klobuchar, Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Cut Red Tape and Wait Times for Veterans Scheduling Appointments at VA Medical Facilities Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 8, 2016 Sen. Franken Continues Pressing to Bring Healthcare, Education Support to Minnesota National Guard & Reserve Soldiers Who Served on Active Duty Sen. Al Franken Unknown
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