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HVAC Schedule April 24 - 28

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) today released the hearing schedule for April 24 - 28. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs WHAT: Legislative Markup WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 27, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at veterans.house.gov. *Details on the legislation will be released at a later date Please note the previously scheduled Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity legislative hearing has been postponed. [...]

Chairman Roe’s Legislation to Eliminate Sunset Date of the Choice Program Signed into Law

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act, the Senate companion to Chairman Roe’s bill to eliminate the sunset date of the Choice program, into law: “It was an honor to stand with President Trump, VA Secretary David Shulkin and Florida Governor Rick Scott to ensure our veterans have timely access to health care. Today, we made great progress in our mission to ensure every veteran who has served our country has access to high-quality health c... [...]

Chairman Roe Commends VA’s Efforts to Increase Transparency

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new tool to increase transparency at VA by making patient wait time and quality of care data available to veteran patients: "I thank Secretary Shulkin for making this important data readily available to improve the veteran’s experience at VA and increase accountability at the department. Transparency is a critical component of VA reform, and I'm glad the Trump administration is thinking outside the box. Just this week I ... [...]

Roe Statement on House Passage of Bill to Eliminate Sunset Date of the Choice Program

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act, the Senate companion to his bill to eliminate the sunset date of the Choice program: “By eliminating the sunset date of the Choice Act, Congress is ensuring veterans have certainty and continuity of care while we work with the Trump administration to develop a strategic plan that addresses the need for a veteran-centric, coordinated network of care that utilizes the strengths of both VA and community heal... [...]

Chairman Roe: The Veterans Crisis Line Must Answer Every Single Call

Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing to assess ongoing concerns regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Crisis Line (VCL). Below are Chairman Roe’s opening remarks from today’s hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: We are here today to discuss a topic that is a top priority for me, for this Committee, for the Secretary and his staff, and for the entire military and veteran community - the prevention of suicide among those who have served this country. Sadly, ... [...]

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