Members of the Guard and Reserve components who have served honorably for at least 20 years are now recognized as veterans
[MANKATO, MN] – On Friday, December 16, President Obama signed the Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 into law. The legislation included a bipartisan Walz provision to extend the legal definition of “veteran” to Guard and Reserve members who served at least 20 years but have not been called up for federal active duty.
Urges House Oversight Committee to keep a watchful eye on President-elect Trump from day one
[MANKATO, MN] – Yesterday, Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) sent a letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chair Jason Chaffetz and Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings requesting the Committee pay close attention to President-elect Trump’s compliance with the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act upon inauguration.
Urge House leadership to include “a lifeline" in year-end, must-pass federal funding legislation for the 2% of Minnesotans ineligible for federal tax credits facing health insurance rate hikes
Mankato, MN – Today, Representatives Tim Walz (MN-01), Keith Ellison (MN-05) and Rick Nolan (MN-08) sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging that Fiscal Year 2017 federal funding legislation, which must pass by December 9, provides targeted emergency tax relief for the hardworking Americans hit by health insurance premium increases on the indiv
Mankato, MN [12/2/16] – Today, Congressman Tim Walz (D-MN) voted in support of the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
[Mankato, MN] – Rep. Walz released the following statement regarding the election of Dr. Phil Roe as Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee:
Washington, D.C. – Congress sent a bill this week to President Obama that would improve access to America’s National Forests through better trail maintenance and preservation.
Applaud Secretary of Defense in halting recoupment of reported bonus overpayments by DoD, call for investigation into waiving recoupment altogether
Winona, MN [10/26/16] – Today, Representative Tim Walz convened a roundtable discussion to hear from Winona students on student loan debt and collage affordability.
[Mankato, MN] – Rep. Walz released the following statement regarding the loss of Staff Sgt. Adam Thomas in Afghanistan:
“We are all saddened by the loss of Staff Sgt. Adam Thomas and the thoughts and prayers of southern Minnesotans are with his family at this difficult time. May we always honor and remember his service and sacrifice.”