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HVAC Schedule December 11 – 15

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for December 11 – 15. The following events are open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity WHAT: An Update on the Implementation of the Forever GI Bill, the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: This oversight hearing will focus on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ implementation of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Ac... [...]

House Passes Legislation to Expedite VA Investigations

Today, Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contract with non-profits that accredit health care organizations to investigate VA medical centers: “When the wellbeing and safety of veteran patients are endangered due to substandard care practices, VA must do everything in its power to guarantee investigations are conducted in an expedient and thorough way. I’m grateful to my colleagues in the House and Senate for ... [...]

HVAC Schedule December 4 – 8

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for December 4 – 8. The following event is open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: New Names, Same Problems: The VA Medical Surgical Prime Vendor Program WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: This oversight hearing will examine continued problems with the Veterans Health Administration’s Medical Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) contracting program, including its “Next Genera... [...]

Roe, Buchanan Announce Veteran Identification Cards

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) released the following statements after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced they would begin issuing veterans identification cards: “When traveling around the country, I’ve heard from many veterans who would like an official identification card to document their service,” said Chairman Roe. "These identification cards will allow our nation’s heroes to more easily prove their military service without the burden of carrying lengthy official documents and will h... [...]

HVAC Schedule November 27 – December 1

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for November 27 – December 1. The following events are open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations WHAT: Examining VA’s Failure to Address Provider Quality and Safety Concerns WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: This hearing will focus on the reliability of VA medical centers’ clinical competency reviews and VA’s compliance with reporting clinicians to their respective... [...]

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