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Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement after a report to Congress was released regarding the future of Arlington National Cemetery, which found that the cemetery will run out of space in 2041 if proper action is not taken. 

Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, an office that was originally proposed and championed by Democratic Rep.

Apr 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) alongside Democratic members of the Committee released the following statement regarding a proposal by Congressional Republicans on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to institute a monthly reduction in pay for troops as a means of offsetting the cost of expanding G.I.

Apr 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a bill to extend the VA Choice program past its initial end date of August 2017 into law:

Apr 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement following the release of an Office of Inspector General report that detailed serious and systemic issues with the Washington, DC VA:

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to extend the VA Choice program past its initial end date of August 2017:

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Ranking Member Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) and House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statements after the DAMA Subcommittee conducted a legislative hearing to examine 7 pieces of bipartisan legislation that if signed i

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) issued the follow statement after the Committee conducted an oversight hearing investigating concerns that Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) staff routinely failed to respond to veterans seeking help in a timely manner.

Apr 3, 2017 Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ – Yesterday, House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.), conducted an oversight visit of the Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs facility, where he met with veterans, facility leadership, frontline care givers and support staff. The Phoenix VA was subject of national headlines when in 2014 it was revealed veterans were dying while waiting for care.

Mar 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), and Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Cali.) announced the re-introduction of the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, a bipartisan, bicameral bill aimed at tackling the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefit-claims backlog.

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