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HVAC Schedule June 19 - 23

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for June 19 – 23. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Health WHAT: “FY 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration” WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: During this oversight hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fiscal year 2018 budget submission for medical programs, the subcommittee will focus particularly on the... [...]

Chairman Roe Supports the VETERAN Act

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) spoke on the House floor in support of the VETERAN Act. Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2372, the Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now - or, VETERAN - Act, which I am proud to sponsor along with Congressman Sam Johnson from Texas and a number of our colleagues. The VETERAN Act would codify an existing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation allowing a veteran who is eligible for but not enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healt... [...]

Accountability Legislation Heads to President's Desk

Today, the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation will now head to the president’s desk. Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and representatives from Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) released the following statements: “I’ve said time and time again that the vast majority of VA’s employees are hard-working public servants who are dedicated to providing quality healthcare and benefits for veterans,” said R... [...]

HVAC Schedule June 12 - 16

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the committee schedule for June 12 - 16. Per Leader McCarthy’s announcement, next Tuesday, June 13, the House will consider the Senate-passed Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. The legislation includes much of Chairman Roe’s legislation that passed the House on March 16. Visit veterans.house.gov/accountability for more information. [...]

Dunn, Panetta Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Veterans' Preference in Awarding Contracts

Today, Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.), a member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Rep. Jimmy Paneta (D-Calif.), introduced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole currently denying veterans the opportunities the Supreme Court ruled they are entitled to in the Kingdomware decision. The members released the following statements: "The VA should be actively and aggressively looking for opportunities to serve our veterans. This legislation will hold the VA accountable for seeking out veteran-owned small businesses for contracting ... [...]

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