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Roe Statement on President Trump’s Call to Pass Veterans Health Care Legislation

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after President Trump called on Congress to pass a bill to reform veterans health care: “President Trump was right to call on Congress to pass legislation to give veterans more decision-making power when it comes to their health care. The men and women who serve this country deserve timely access to the quality care they have earned. I am proud of the compromise legislation I’ve worked on with Senators Isakson and Tester ... [...]

UPDATED: HVAC Schedule April 23 – 27

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for April 23 – 27. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs WHAT: Review of VA’s Life Insurance Programs WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: This oversight hearing will examine the Department of Veterans Affairs’ oversight of its various life insurance programs, including VA’s and the Department of Defense’s efforts to modernize thes... [...]

Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bergman Urges VA to Remedy Flaws in Choice Contracts

This past week, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, urging VA to remedy ongoing flaws in its Choice Program contracts. “While the collapse of last month’s agreement to enact community care consolidation legislation was extremely disappointing, there are nonetheless steps VA can take right now to improve the Choice Program,” said Bergman. “It is inexcusable that veterans still encounter delays and health care providers face mountains of unpaid bills bec... [...]

HVAC Schedule April 16 – 20

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for April 16 – 20. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Health WHAT: Legislative Hearing WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. *Details on the legislation will be posted here on Monday. [...]

Roe Statement on Speaker Ryan

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he would not seek re-election: “Speaker Ryan is a good man, and I’ll always appreciate him stepping in to lead our conference. Paul has been instrumental in achieving historic reforms - from an overhaul of our tax code to bringing accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs - and I’m excited to see what we achieve in these final months of his speakership. Paul Ryan has made... [...]

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