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  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Presents Congressional Gold Medal to Former Civil Air Patrol Member
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Sidney, NY—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) presented a Congressional Gold Medal, the Nation’s highest civilian award, to 104 year old Frank A. Doolittle of Bainbridge, NY. At the Sidney Airport, Mr. Doolittle was honored with this award for his efforts in the United States Civil Air Patrol during World War II. “At a pivotal time in our nation’s history, Frank dedicated himself to service here at home. It’s a distinct honor to join our community today to recognize Frank’s service and ... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Introduces Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    New Hartford, N.Y.—Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) introduced the Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act of 2017, H.R. 4338. Named in honor of a veteran from the 22nd District, this bill would expand the benefit options for veterans who are cremated and laid to rest in a non-traditional resting place by requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer either a commemorative urn or a plaque. “As non-traditional burial practices increase in the United States, the benefits provided t... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Holds Ceremony Presenting Medals to World War II Army Veteran’s Family
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) hosted medal ceremony for the late World War II Army Veteran PFC Gerald Stanley at the Remington Arms Museum in Ilion, NY. PFC Gerald Stanley was awarded these medals during his service, but he never received them. During the ceremony, Rep. Tenney presented the medals to Reverend Ronald Stanley, the son of PFC Gerald Stanley and their family. Members of the UMWA Local 717 Union and two Vietnam veterans stood by Rev. Stanley’s side as Rep. Tenney handed... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s Bill Passes House with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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. Aimed at increasing oversight and maximizing transparency, this legislation would require that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) submit a report to Congress at the end of each fiscal year lis... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s Bill Passes out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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. Aimed at increasing oversight and maximizing transparency, this legislation would require that the Depa... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Testifies In Front of Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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. Aimed at increasing oversight and maximizing transparency, this legislation would require that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) submit a report to Congress at the end of each fiscal year listing... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Secures Critical Language for Veterans Crisis Line in the 2018 Proposed Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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. Earlier this year, Tenney called for the continuation of funding for th... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Applauds the Passage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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. “As the mother of an active duty U.S. Marine and Representative of a distri... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Fights to Enhance Care for our Veterans, Reform VA Appeals Process
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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. “Every day I hear from veterans across the 22nd District who are unable to access the care they desperately need. Throughout the past years, the VA has fallen behind in providing timely, high quality care to our nation’s heroes. Our veterans should never die waiting... Read more

  • Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Introduces her First Piece of Legislation, The Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    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). Aimed at... Read more

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