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February 4, 2020 In The News
Three lawmakers penned a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie asking the agency to add Congressionally-mandated links to VA.gov and the eBenefits site.
February 4, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The proposed census citizenship question could have drastically impacted the California political representation in Congress.
February 4, 2020 In The News
Addressing an audience at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Thursday in Spanish, Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, pressed for legislation that would require all VA fact sheets to be published in English and Spanish. A bill sponsored by Rep. Gil Cisneros, D-California, would do that.
February 4, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON – One described a Veterans Affairs police officer throwing a New York veteran seeking therapy to the ground. Another said a California veteran died after receiving similar treatment at the hands of VA police there. A third noted that a VA officer training to be an instructor at the national VA police academy threatened employees with a gun at a Massachusetts car dealership.
February 4, 2020 In The News
Like so many Americans, we grew up hearing the stories of our family members and community leaders who served in World War II. From the French Resistance that protected American troops in occupied France to the Rangers that scaled the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, these stories of sacrifice and heroism shaped our belief in civic duty and the importance of servant leadership. In no small part, it motivated us to answer the call ourselves and join the military and the intelligence community. And now, as members of Congress, we strive to serve our districts with that same sense of duty.
February 4, 2020 In The News
HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (KABC) -- Memorial Day weekend is a time to honor those in the military who paid the ultimate sacrifice. But for some Chinese American veterans, this weekend will be the first time they've ever been recognized for their service.
February 4, 2020 In The News
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. — Congress fights with the White House over financial records. President Donald Trump rages against the first Republican to call for impeachment proceedings against him.
February 4, 2020 In The News
In the wake of the Trump administration implementing its ban on transgender military service, Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) has introduced legislation in the U.S. House that seeks to ensure service members discharged under the policy are eligible for care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.The Securing the Rights our Veterans Earned Act, or SERVE Act, requires the VA to provide health benefits to these troops if they obtain an “Other Than Honorable” or “Entry-Level Separation” discharge because of their gender identity.
February 4, 2020 In The News
Congresswomen with military service in their past, some of them forged on post-Sept. 11 wars, are hoping to create their own caucus to drive an agenda to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members. Such a caucus — bipartisan and including men — would be a first, too. There are more than a dozen military and veteran-related caucuses in the House, but none dedicated to the specific needs of women who serve. The still-forming Congressional Servicewomen & Women Veterans Caucus is part of this group's growing network of influence in national politics that includes efforts to recruit more female veterans to Congress.
May 14, 2019 In The News
"We use this data to figure out where to put police stations, where to put fire stations," Cisneros said. "If those numbers aren’t accurately counted, they’re not going to have those services where they need to be."

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