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Chairman Roe’s Legislation to Expand, Extend GI Bill Signed into Law

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the legislation he authored to expand and extend the GI Bill was signed into law: “Today our commitment to support and care for the men and women who have served our great nation has been reinforced with the signing of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation will enable veterans to use the education benefits they’ve earned through the GI Bill when and how it suits them best, setting them up for future success in whatever ca... [...]

House, Senate Leaders: Legislation to Continue Veterans Choice Program Signed into Law

Roe, Walz, Isakson, Tester applaud signing of measure to ensure veterans have continued access to community care WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Tim Walz, D-Minn., chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the signing by President Donald Trump of critical legislation to ensure veterans have continued access to health care in their own ... [...]

Roe Statement on Passage of Veterans' Bills

In a pro forma session this morning, the House passed legislation to modernize the appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). H.R. 2288, as amended, along with legislation passed by the Senate earlier this month to improve the GI Bill and provide funding for the Choice Program, now await President Trump’s signature. Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement: “When it comes to putting our nation’s heroes first, there can be no doubt that Congress has been hard at work. With the House’s passage of legisla... [...]

House Passes Four Veterans Bills

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.) released the following statement after the House passed four bills to expand access to quality care and instill further accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) : “This has been quite a week. We began on Monday by passing the Forever GI Bill and seven other bills to improve the lives of America’s veterans, and now we close with another four veterans’ bills, including a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to ensure veterans can continue accessing care thr... [...]

Roe, Walz Statement on Choice Funding

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.) released the following statement on their bipartisan agreement to extend Choice funding for six months, authorize 28 major medical facility leases and enhance the recruitment, retention and training of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) workforce: “Once again, our committee has shown we are committed to working through our differences to get things done for our nation’s heroes. When our Veterans Service Organization partners raised concerns that in-house VA resou... [...]

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