Please Cosponsor the Veterans Assistance to Lower Unemployment and Enhance VA Services Act HR 5023

From: The Honorable Mo Brooks Sent By: Stephen.Davis@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5023 Date: 7/16/2014 Supported by The American Legion Current Cosponsors: Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY), Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and Rep. William Enyart (D-IL) Dear Colleague: I recently introduced bipartisan legislation which will strengthen employment preference of our veterans who apply to work at the Department of […]

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Protect VA Whistleblowers and Patients from Retaliation

From: The Honorable Ann Kirkpatrick Sent By: grace.rodden@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5054 Date: 7/16/2014 Dear Colleague, The VA’s culture of intimidation and retaliation against patients and whistleblowers must stop immediately. It is unacceptable and reprehensible that almost half of the Office of Special Counsel’s whistleblower retaliation cases involve VA employees. Many of you have undoubtedly heard from […]

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BRIEFING TOMORROW: Preventing Veterans Suicide: What Steps Can Congress Take to Protect our Veterans

From: The Honorable Scott H. Peters Sent By: daniel.zawitoski@mail.house.gov Date: 7/15/2014 Briefing: Preventing Veterans Suicide: What Steps Can Congress Take to Protect our Veterans When: Wednesday July 16, 2014 Time: 12:30-1:30pm Where: Rayburn House Office Building B-318 Who: Howard and Jean Somers Hosted by: Rep. Scott Peters, Rep. Tim Murphy, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Rep. Dan Benishek, […]

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Let Veterans Join Forces When Fighting VA Over Benefits Claims

From: The Honorable Patrick Murphy Sent By: jordan.blumenthal@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5088 Date: 7/14/2014 Cosponsor H.R.5088, Let Veterans Join Forces When Fighting VA Over Benefits Claims Supported by: The National Veterans Legal Services Program and the Retired Enlisted Association Original Cosponsor: Congressman David Jolly (FL) Dear Colleague: The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims (CAVC), which has […]

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Become an Original Co-Sponsor of the Disabled Veterans Workforce Opportunity Act (v. 2)

From: The Honorable Raul Ruiz Sent By: orfa.torres-jaen@mail.house.gov Date: 7/12/2014 Employ our Nation’s Veterans Become an Original Co-Sponsor of the Disabled Veterans Workforce Opportunity Act Endorsed by the Disabled American Veterans Original Cosponsors: Rep. Takano Dear Colleague, According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012 there were 21.2 million military veterans in the United States. 3.6 million […]

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Provide Access for all Disabled Veterans to National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands

From: The Honorable Raul Ruiz Sent By: orfa.torres-jaen@mail.house.gov Date: 7/12/2014 Provide Access for all Disabled Veterans to National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Co-sponsor the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act Endorsed by: Sierra Club, Sierra Club Military Outdoors, National Parks Conservation Association, Vet Voice Foundation Original Co-sponsors: Reps. Young, Stewart, Noem, Horsford, Ryan (OH), Honda, Langevin, Israel Dear Colleague, National parks preserve […]

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Support the Continuing Care for Veterans Act HR 5047

From: The Honorable Gary C. Peters Sent By: jordan.wells@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5047 Date: 7/11/2014 Support the Continuing Care for Veterans Act HR 5047 Dear Colleague: Congress must take every effort to support our veterans and ensure they receive the care they have earned. As the son of a WWII veteran and a former Lieutenant Commander in […]

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Urge the VA to finalize the Provider Agreement Rule

From: The Honorable Jackie Walorski Sent By: kristen.shatynski@mail.house.gov Date: 7/11/2014 Dear Colleague: More than a year ago, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) proposed a rule to make it easier for extended care service providers to treat our nation’s veterans.  Join us in urging the VA to finalize this rule and ensure that our older and […]

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TONIGHT: Groundbreaking PTSD Documentary Viewing

From: The Honorable Tim Murphy Sent By: joelle.salerno@mail.house.gov Date: 7/10/2014 Groundbreaking PTSD Documentary: “That Which I Love Destroys Me” Viewing: Thursday, July 10th at 6pm Dear Colleague, Please join us for a special viewing of the groundbreaking documentary “That Which I Love Destroys Me,” on Thursday, July 10th at 6pm in the Capitol Visitor Center. This new documentary, […]

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