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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney

Representing the 22nd District of New York

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July 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that the House passed her bill H.R. 1690, the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act. The bill was passed unanimously. Last week, the measure passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs with overwhelming support.

July 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced legislation she introduced earlier this year passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs with overwhelming support. Rep. Tenney’s bill, H.R. 1690, the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act, was marked up by the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and will now be slated for full consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives.

June 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) testified in front of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on bill she introduced earlier this year, H.R. 1690, the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act. The bill was introduced with strong bipartisan support.

June 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced that the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee has included language in its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget that will ensure every veteran receives immediate assistance from the Veterans Crisis Line. The Veterans Crisis Line is a vital resource that provides around the clock crisis intervention services to veterans across the country.

June 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) applauded the passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. This important piece of legislation will permit the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to hold employees accountable for their actions by giving the Secretary the authority to remove, demote or suspend an employee for poor performance or misconduct.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY—22) announced the passage of seven bills that will enhance care for veterans and reform processes at the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that veterans receive care in a timely manner.

March 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) introduced her first bill as a Member of Congress, H.R.1690 the Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act. The measure was introduced with bipartisan support and nine original cosponsors including: Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27), Rep. John Faso (NY-19), Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9), Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-6), Rep. Jim Banks (IN-3), Rep. Walter Jones (NC-3), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2), Rep. Luis Correa (CA-46), and Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41).

March 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) and Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) joined together to call on the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate ongoing problems with the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL). In a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of the VA, Tenney and Collins requested that the VA provide information on changes being made to the VCL to ensure deficiencies in the program are overcome efficiently. The letter was signed by 86 Members of Congress.

March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Today, an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) was adopted by the House with bipartisan support. Tenney introduced an amendment to H.R. 1259, the VA Accountability First Act of 2017, which would provide the VA Secretary with the increased ability to hold employees accountable for their actions. Tenney’s amendment to H.R. 1259 would require that the VA submit a report to Congress at the end of each fiscal year, listing bonuses awarded to senior level staff.