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Mar 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Democratic Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee expressed outrage over House Republicans' rush to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to the floor of the House of Representatives, and to warn of the negative consequences the bill will have for millions of veterans and their families across the United States:

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement expressing concern over the House Republicans rush to pass American Health Care Act (AHCA) to floor of the House of Representatives and to warn of the negative consequences the bill will have on millions of veterans and their families across the United States:

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held an investigative hearing following reports regarding the usage of official time for union activity:

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health conducted a hearing entitled, “Healthy Hiring: Enabling VA to Recruit and Retain Quality Providers,” in order to learn more about the root causes of the staffing shortages persistent at the VA and ways in which the Department can boost recruitment and retention of talented providers.

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) issued the follow statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Investigator General released its report entitled “Healthcare Inspection – Evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Veterans Crisis Line (VCL),” which found that VCL staff did not adequately respond to veterans’ urge

Mar 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (MN-1) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1367, “To Improve VA's Authority to Hire, Retain Physicians.”

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (MN-1) offered an amendment to H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act, in order to protect frontline VA caregivers and whistleblowers while holding bad managers accountable.  

Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (MN-1) released the following statement after the Committee considered several bills for mark-up, including legislation that would increase VA accountability, improve the VA Choice program, and ensure that all veterans who are awarded Purple Hearts receive full G.I. Bill benefits.

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, Ranking Member Tim Walz (MN-1) and the House Committee on Veterans Affairs examined the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Choice Program and the future of community based care for veterans. In doing so, the Committee explored the program’s history, strengths and weaknesses, and discussed what effective VA community care programs should look like going forward.

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN) released the following statement on reports that an unknown number of current and former Marines posted explicit photographs of female service members and veterans online:

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