As a nation we have a sacred obligation to our veterans. Those who have sacrificed so much must know that their voices are being heard in Congress. I will work diligently with my colleagues to help ensure proper oversight of the Veterans Administration to protect the benefits our veterans have earned.
Congress must hold the VA accountable and remove red tape that keeps it from doing its primary function—helping veterans. As millions of veterans return from the front lines, programs covering mental health, business, education and home loans must be properly funded and administered.
The Sixth Congressional District is home to two fabulous VA facilities, the St. Cloud VA Medical Center and the Ramsey Community Based Outpatient Clinic. These centers must be accessible for the thousands of veterans who call the Sixth District home.
More on Veterans
Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) supported the passage of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that our military has the tools and resources it needs to defend the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) reintroduced H.R.
Washington, D.C. – Continuing his record of working across the aisle towards commonsense solutions, U.S. Rep. Smucker (PA-16) teamed up with Reps. Collin Peterson (MN-07) and Tom Emmer (MN-06) to introduce legislation to relieve veterans of financial burdens caused by delays at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Our soldiers and veterans are the best that this nation has to offer. They put their lives on the line and sacrifice so much so that the rest of us can go to bed in a nation that is free. Since they risk their lives to take care of us, I believe that we must take care of them once they return home.
That is why I will be holding an upcoming Veterans Resource Fair on October 15th. This wonderful fair will give our veterans the assistance they need in the following areas: VA Benefits, VA Billing Issues, Education Benefits, Federal Benefits, and Community Benefits.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Tom Emmer, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Anoka County a grant of $350,000 to establish a drug court and an additional grant of $299,911 to expand its veterans treatment court. The drug court will provide non-violent offenders who suffer from addiction with support to achieve sobriety and foster positive behaviors to avoid relapse into criminal conduct.
Mankato, MN – Today, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) and Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN), provided an update regarding the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. After hearing from multiple whistleblowers about the St. Cloud VA, Rep. Walz, along with Rep. Emmer, Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken, forwarded whistleblower complaints to the Secretary of the VA and pushed for concerns to be addressed.
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the Minnesota Congressional Delegation called upon U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to visit the St. Cloud VA Health Care System (St. Cloud VA) as soon as possible to reassure the employees and the thousands of veterans they serve of the VA’s commitment to providing a healthy and productive workplace to ensure delivery of the highest quality medical care.
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Congressmen Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Tim Walz (MN-01) introduced H.R. 3686 - the Veterans Care and Reporting Enforcement Act (CARE) Act.
This bipartisan legislation was introduced after an unreleased report from 2013 surfaced earlier this year and demonstrated a need for more transparency around reports from the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General.
The Veterans CARE Act:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Tim Walz (D-MN), who sits on the House Veterans Affairs Oversight and Investigation Sub-committee, visited the St. Cloud VA to conduct oversight following the release of a report by the Office of the Inspector General that was conducted by the VA Midwest Health Network (VISN-23) in 2013.
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) today signed on as an original cosponsor of the VA Billing Accountability Act. Congressman John Kline (MN-02), who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, introduced this legislation.
Over the summer, nearly 1,500 veterans from around Minnesota and Wisconsin received notice from their local Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VA) regarding previously unbilled co-payments from care provided as far as five years ago.