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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... [...]

Chairman Roe Statement on House Passage of Veterans Benefit and Transition 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 the House passed the Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018: “As we near the end of the 115th Congress, I am happy that the House passed yet another piece of legislation that helps our veterans. The House has already passed over 80 veterans’ bills this Congress, and this legislation includes many of those bills. This bill does a range of important things, from increasing veterans’ benefits to... [...]

ADVISORY: HVAC Schedule December 10 - December 14

Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for December 10 - December 14. The following event is open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: “Is VA Ready for Full Implementation of Appeals Reform?” WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. Background: During this hearing, the full committee will examine the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) readiness to fully implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Mod... [...]

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