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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (July 28-30)

MEDIA RELEASE GABBARD STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF NEW VA SECRETARY Rep. Tulsi Gabbard released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Bob McDonald as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “The hard work now truly begins for Secretary McDonald. He will take on the challenge of overhauling a major government […]

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Updates from Gabbard (May 20-28)

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has voted in the House Foreign Affairs Committee to advance legislation mandating sanctions against those who assist or indirectly support illicit activities in North Korea. The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 1771) requires the President to impose targeted sanctions on people or entities in other countries that […]

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VA mandated to provide family caregiver benefits

VA mandated to provide family caregiver benefits

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and 17 other Senators wrote to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew to urge the Administration to carry out the law and begin providing supportive services to caregivers of wounded veterans. The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus […]

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Ominbus Bill for veterans, caregivers headed to White House

Ominbus Bill for veterans, caregivers headed to White House

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, cheered Congressional passage of S. 1963, the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act by unanimous voice vote. This landmark bill, authored by Akaka, would establish an unprecedented permanent program to support the caregivers of wounded warriors, improve health care for […]

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Senate veterans hearing shut down due to partisan obstruction

Senate veterans hearing shut down due to partisan obstruction

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, held a hearing Wednesday, March 24 on VA’s plan to end veteran homelessness in the next five years. It is estimated more than 100,000 veterans – including at least 800 in Hawaii – are homeless in the United States on any […]

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Akaka: VA budgets include $550M for Hawaii

Akaka: VA budgets include $550M for Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE At a recent hearing on the VA budget, U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki agreed that reforming the VA disability claims system must be a top priority. “I am encouraged by the Administration’s commitment to add thousands of staff to process veterans’ disability claims, but we […]

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