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Chairman Roe Statement on the Conclusion of the 115th Congress

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement in advance of the end of the 115th Congress: "As we conclude the 115th Congress, I know that every committee member can go back to their district proud of what we achieved on behalf of our nation’s veterans. This Committee worked in a true bipartisan fashion and was blessed with committee members who are committed to veterans. In total, the House passed over 80 veterans bills, and President Trump signe... [...]

Chairman Roe Statement on VA's Suicide Prevention Outreach

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new study on the Department of Veterans Affairs's (VA) suicide prevention outreach: “As we highlighted in our September Committee hearing on suicide prevention, in spite of a significant investment in resources, veteran suicide rates remain unchanged and are still of great concern. I am encouraged by the President’s focus on suici... [...]

HVAC Schedule December 17 - December 21

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for December 17 - December 21. The following events are open to the press: WHO:House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT:“Tracking Transformation: VA MISSION Act Implementation.” WHEN:2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018 WHERE:HVC-210 - Capitol Visitors Center, House Side, Second Floor, Room 210 and streaming here. Background:During this joint oversight hearing, the two committees will discuss the implementatio... [...]

Chairman Roe, Chairman Isakson Announce Joint Hearing on the Implementation of the VA MISSION Act

*The below release has been updated to reflect the new date and time for the scheduled hearing. Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) Chairmen of the House and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, announced a joint oversight hearing entitled, “Tracking Transformation: VA MISSION Act Implementation.” The joint full committee hearing will be held on December 19th at 2:00 pm. More information, including the witness list, will be made available in the coming days. "The VA MISSION ... [...]

Chairman Roe Opening Statement: Is VA Ready for Full Implementation of Appeals Reform?

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing on whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is ready for the full implementation of appeals reform. Below are Chairman Roe’s remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Good morning. The Committee will come to order. Thank you all for being here today. This is the final hearing we will hold this session on the implementation of The Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, also called the A... [...]

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