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Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz Announce EHR Oversight Hearing, Create New Subcommittee to Focus on IT Projects

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, announced a hearing entitled, “VA Electronic Health Record Modernization: The Beginning of the Beginning.” The full committee hearing will be held on June 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Chairman Roe and Ranking Member Walz also announced they will create a new subcommittee under the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to focus on conducting oversight of the EHR Modernization program and other major technol... [...]

Roe, Walz Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution to Commemorate National GI Bill Week

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, introduced a resolution to designate the week of June 18, 2018 as National GI Bill Commemoration Week. Senators Carper (D-Del.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Sullivan (R-Ala.) and Tester (D-Mont.) introduced the Senate version of this resolution. The first-ever GI Bill was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944. Last August, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act o... [...]

UPDATED HVAC Schedule June 18 – June 22

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for June 18 - June 22. **Please note the new start time of the Health Subcommittee hearing.** The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Health WHAT: More Than Just Filling Vacancies: A Closer Look at VA Hiring Authorities, Recruiting and Retention WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday June 21, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: During this hearing, the Health Subcommittee will discuss staffing for the Department of Veterans... [...]

UPDATED HVAC Schedule June 11 – June 15

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for June 11 - June 15. **Please note the Economic Opportunity Subcommittee markup has been canceled.** The following events is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Health WHAT: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2787; H.R. 3696; H.R. 5521; H.R. 5693; H.R. 5864; H.R. 5974; Draft bill, the Veterans Serving Veterans Act; and Draft bill, to improve the productivity and management of VA health care facilities WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Bu... [...]

Roe Statement on VA MISSION Act

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed his legislation, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks, or VA MISSION Act, into law: “Today is a great day. For the last year and a half, I’ve been working tirelessly with the president, members of the Trump administration and my colleagues in the House and Senate to move bipartisan... [...]

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