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Roe Statement on Government Shutdown

Today, Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Democrats in Congress shut down the federal government: “While roughly 95 percent of VA operations, including medical care, will continue, it’s absolutely shameful that Democrats in the House and Senate would hold funding for our troops hostage over immigration policy, despite the fact bipartisan negotiations are ongoing and President Trump has expressed his commitment to acting on DACA. Nancy Pelosi is being disingenuous when she says there’s a funding shortfall at VA an... [...]

Chairman Roe on Denver VA: This situation must never happen again

Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing to examine the construction of the new Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. Below are Chairman Roe's opening remarks from the hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. This hearing will come to order. I want to welcome everyone to today’s hearing, which is the seventh this committee has held examining construction of the new Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. The r... [...]

HVAC Schedule January 15 – 19

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for January 15 – 19. The following events are open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: The Denver Replacement Medical Center: Light at the End of the Tunnel? WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: This oversight hearing will examine the completion of construction and beginning of activation at the new Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center in Aurora, Colo., including a Ma... [...]

Chairman Roe Statement on VA Opioid Announcement

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has released its opioid prescribing data for the last five years (2012-2017) and would begin releasing data semi-annually on the 15th of January and July: “Opioid abuse is a public health emergency, and it’s clear from these figures that VA is taking effective action to curb opioid abuse and dependency. As a physician, I am keenly aware of the fact that every patient has different needs and preferences, and I beli... [...]

Committee Leaders Support Mental Health Care Executive Order

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), along with committee leaders Reps. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), released the following statements following President Trump’s executive order on mental health care for transitioning veterans: “Ensuring servicemembers have the resources and support they need to successfully transition from active duty to civilian life is one of our highest duties,” said Chairman Roe. “This executive order will explore new avenues to provide this critical support, and I thank ... [...]

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