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Chairman Roe : ‘A lot of people are struggling right now'

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) appeared on KCBS’s Rebecca Carrol Show to discuss the processing issues with the Forever GI Bill and his efforts to ensure that veterans receive the housing allowances they deserve. The Chairman started the interview by highlighting the purpose of the Forever GI Bill. “The Post 9/11 GI Bill was expanded for a lifetime benefit, it is a phenomenal benefit. I used the GI Bill when I got out of the military mid 70’s, very much appreciative of that. I didn’t have a hiccup with it when I go... [...]

Roe Statement on the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the bipartisan Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018 into law on October 9, 2018: “This brings yet another win to our nation’s veterans. This legislation provides veterans with a cost-of-living adjustment that keeps up with inflation. So many veterans rely on disability compensation payments to make ends meet, and this cost-of-living adjustmen... [...]

Chairman Roe Opening Statement: Veteran Suicide Prevention - Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing on veteran suicide prevention and how to maximize effectiveness of Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) programs aimed at suicide prevention. Below are Chairman Roe’s remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Good morning. The Committee will come to order. Welcome and thank you all for joining us for today’s Full Committee hearing on veteran suicide prevention. Most of us have heard VA’s staggering and heartbreak... [...]

Chairman Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Continue Important Veterans Programs

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 3479, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018: “I applaud the House for passing bipartisan legislation that will allow several important veterans programs to continue, and I thank Chairman Isakson and Ranking Members Tester and Walz for their commitment to reaching a strong, bipartisan agreement. This legislation will ensure veterans continue to have access to several programs and benefits, including... [...]

HVAC Schedule September 24 - September 28

Washington, D.C.- Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for September 24 - September 28. The following event is open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: “Veteran Suicide Prevention: Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness.” WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. Background: During the hearing the full committee will discuss the findings of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) most recent suicide data repor... [...]

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