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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Press Releases

May 19, 2016 Press Release
Media Contact: Josh Syrjamaki, (202) 225-2472

Washington, D.C. [5/19/16] – Last night, several provisions authored by Rep. Tim Walz were included in the House’s yearly defense legislation. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will move to a conference once the Senate passes its version of the legislation.

May 18, 2016 Press Release
The bill grants presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to U.S. military personnel who served in the territorial seas of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Media Contact:
Josh Syrjamaki, (202) 225-2472

May 13, 2016 Press Release
Mankato, MN [5/13/16] – Today, Congressman Tim Walz announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

Rep. Tim Walz is honored to announce that Kassandra Back, a high school student at Fillmore Central, is the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition.

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. [4/28/16] – Last night, important provisions from Rep. Tim Walz were included in the House’s yearly defense legislation. The legislation passed the House Armed Services Committee early this morning and will move to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

Apr 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC [4/14/16] – Today, Representatives Tim Walz and Seth Moulton were joined by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and other House members in the House Triangle to defend the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits that are at risk of being reduced following the House passage of H.R. 3016 – Veterans Employment, Education and Healthcare Improvement Act.

Mar 30, 2016 Press Release

Winning works are displayed for one year at U.S. Capitol  

Washington, DC [3/30/16] – Today, Representative Tim Walz kicked off the 2016 Congressional Art Competition by inviting high school students from across Minnesota’s First District to submit their artwork for the contest.

Mar 25, 2016 Press Release

St Cloud, MN – Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) visited the St. Cloud VA with VA Secretary Bob McDonald and released the following statement. After hearing concerns voiced by employees, the Minnesota delegation requested the Secretary visit the facility. 

Mar 7, 2016 Press Release

Mankato, MN [3/7/16] – Today, Rep. Walz convened housing experts from around the state to discuss how we can work together to tackle the challenges we face at a local, state and federal level.

Mar 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. [3/3/16] – Today, Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) and colleagues introduced the Fairness for Veterans Act, aimed at ensuring veterans have access to the mental health care treatment they need.

Feb 26, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC [2/23/16] – Today, U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) addressed the American Legion Washington Conference during the Commander’s Call. Below are some excerpts from his remarks:

“Care of our warriors coming back should be a national priority. People want us to get this right. Our commitment to our veterans is a statement…to everyone around the world about who we are.”