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  • Chairman Roe Statement On Secretary Shulkin’s Call For VA Accountability
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after VA Secretary David Shulkin announced the delayed firing of a VA employee in Houston who was caught watching pornography while treating a veteran patient: "The time for talking about accountability is over. This situation underscores the need for Congress to get VA accountability legislation to President Trump's desk, and I thank Secretary Shulkin for making this a top priority. I was proud my bill, the VA Accountabil... Read more

  • Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz Announce Hearing To Assess Veterans Crisis Line
    Posted in Media Advisories on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.) announced the committee will hold a full committee oversight hearing to assess ongoing concerns regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Crisis Line (VCL). The members released the following statements: “The men and woman who have worn the uniform of our great nation have sacrificed so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. When they are in crisis, they deserve to have th... Read more

  • HVAC Passes Five Bills Out Of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed five pieces of legislation: “Whether it’s creating a culture of accountability at VA, expanding access to quality care or protecting the rights entrusted to our nation’s heroes, these bills will improve the lives of America’s veterans and build a better VA. I am proud to support these important bills and look forward to moving them through the legislative process.” Background:... Read more

  • Roe, Coffman Statements On Secretary Shulkin’s Intention To Expand Mental Health Care Services
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) released the following statements after Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Shulkin’s announcement of his intention to expand mental health care services to veterans with other-than-honorable discharges: “I take the health and well-being of every man and woman who has served our country very seriously,” said Roe. “I appreciate Secretary Shulkin taking steps to ensure ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe On The Future Of VA Community Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Shaping The Future: Consolidating And Improving VA Community Care Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D., held a hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs Choice Program and the future of VA community care programs, authorities and budget impact. You can view Chairman Roe's opening remarks from today's hearing here: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Though it is somewhat unusual for the Committee to meet in the evening hours, today’s t... Read more

  • NEW TIME: HVAC To Hold Legislative Markup
    Posted in Media Advisories on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a markup of pending legislation. The following event is open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: Markup of Pending Legislation WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at veterans.house.gov Read more

  • Roe Statement On President Trump’s Joint Address To Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s joint address to Congress: “I’m pleased that President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to honor every man and woman who has worn the uniform of our great nation this evening. I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump and his administration as we strive to instill a culture of accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs,... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Introduces Legislation To Bring Accountability To VA
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) introduced the VA Accountability First Act of 2017. The bill would provide the VA Secretary increased flexibility to remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee, including Senior Executive Service employees, for poor performance or misconduct. It would also provide improved protections for whistleblowers; would allow the Secretary to reduce an employee’s federal pension if they are convicted of a felony that influenced ... Read more

  • HVAC Schedule February 27 – March 3
    Posted in Media Advisories on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) today released the hearing schedule for February 27 – March 3. Read more

  • House, Senate Veterans Committee Chairmen And Ranking Members Announce VSO Hearings
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs Chairmen Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), along with Ranking Members Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) announced upcoming bicameral hearings with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs). Read more

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