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HVAC Schedule July 24 - 28

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for July 24 – 28. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs WHAT: PTSD Claims: Assessing Whether VBA is Effectively Serving Veterans WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. [...]

Chairman Roe Statement on Senator John McCain

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on Senator John McCain: “I’ve had the privilege of getting to know Senator McCain during my time in Congress, but especially in the last six months as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs as I’ve witnessed time and time again his commitment to veterans. Senator McCain is one of the greatest warriors our country has ever known, and I have no doubt he’ll fight cancer with the same bravery and strength he exudes in all he does. Clarinda and I are sending our ... [...]

Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passes #ForeverGIBill, 10 Other Bills

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed 11 bills out of committee, including the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017: “Today, our committee continued its bipartisan work by favorably sending 11 bills to the full House for consideration. These bills will improve VA’s ability to hire and retain quality medical professionals, address issues with VA’s procurement process and expand veterans’ access to mental health care. I’m particularly... [...]

What They’re Saying About the #ForeverGIBill

Last night, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a legislative hearing on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, Chairman Roe and Ranking Member Walz's legislation to improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses and dependents. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 would remove time restrictions to use the GI Bill, enabling future eligible recipients to use their GI bill benefits for their entire lives. I... [...]

Roe: This isn’t a package that comes along every day

Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a legislative hearing on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, Chairman Roe and Ranking Member Walz's legislation to improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses and dependents. Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Good evening everyone. Thank you all for being here tonight at this nighttime hearing. As you all know, I try to limit these late evenings, but I can’t imagine a topic mor... [...]

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