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Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the below statement following President-elect Trump’s nomination of Dr. David J. Shulkin to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) released the below statement following Rep. Mark Takano’s announcement supporting Rep. Walz’s bid to become Ranking Member. Walz is poised to become the next Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) and Rep. Mark Takano (D- California), introduced HR 245, the Veterans’ Education Equity Act. This bipartisan bill fixes a discrepancy in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) currently determines Post-9/11 GI Bill housing payments for student veterans that prevents some veterans from receiving a fair housing payment.

Dec 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Acting Ranking Member Mark Takano (D-Calif.) was joined by six House Democrats in calling on Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to protect student veterans affected by a decision to revoke recognition from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a popular accreditor of for-profit schools.