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Roe Statement on Anniversary of Forever GI Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017, or Forever GI Bill, into law: “As students around the country head back to school, we are reminded how important a quality education is. As chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I’ve worked in a bipartisan way to deliver major reforms to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) better serve our nation’s heroes. One of th... [...]

HVAC Schedule July 30 - August 3

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for July 30 - August 3. The following events are open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Health WHAT: Field Hearing: VA Long-term Care: What’s Working, What’s Not, and How to Best Serve Our Aging Veteran WHEN: 10:00 a.m. PDT, Monday, July 30, 2018 WHERE: Ventura County Office of Education, Salon B and C, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012 and streaming here. BACKGROUND: During this field hearing the subcommittee will discuss long-term care for veterans ... [...]

House Passes 9 Bipartisan Veterans Bills

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed 9 bipartisan veterans bills: “I applaud the House for coming together to pass nine bipartisan veterans bills. This Congress, the House has sent more than 70 bills to the Senate for their consideration, and we have had over two dozen bipartisan, bicameral bills signed into law. “The bills passed this week would increase benefits and support to our nation’s heroes while doubling down on our efforts to transform VA. These measures wo... [...]

Chairman Roe Opening Statement: Assessing Whether VA is on Track to Successfully Implement Appeals Reform

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing on whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is on track to successfully implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA). 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 second hearing on appeals reform in the last six months—which underscores the impor... [...]

Roe Statement on Robert Wilkie’s Confirmation

Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Robert Wilkie as Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “I congratulate incoming Secretary Wilkie on his confirmation. Secretary Wilkie showed great leadership while serving as the acting secretary, and I have enjoyed working with him. He was instrumental in moving the VA MISSION Act through Congress, and I know he will be the strong leader the department needs during implementation. We still have much work ah... [...]

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