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House Passes Veterans Bills

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed seven bills this week to improve veterans’ access to quality health care, instill accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide a cost-of-living adjustment for disability compensation: “This week, members of the House passed seven pieces of bipartisan legislation to help our nation's veterans. These important bills will expand access to care, provide benefits for veterans and their dependents and bring grea... [...]

Chairman Bergman Opening Statement: VA Financial Management

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Jack Bergman, held a hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs financial management. Below are Chairman Bergman's opening remarks from the hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Earlier today we had the opportunity to hear from Secretary Shulkin about the Administration’s budget priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Now we will examine how VA actually manages the money the taxpayers provide. Many of the numbers involved are astoundingly... [...]

Chairman Roe Statement on President Trump’s Budget Request

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s budget proposal: “I am pleased President Trump’s budget request includes one of the largest increases in funding for veterans in a decade. The president has made it clear veterans are a priority for this administration, and this budget request doubles down on that commitment. As long as I am chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I will tirelessly advocate for the resources VA ne... [...]

House Passes Legislation to Modernize VA Appeals Process

Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, along with Reps. Mike Bost (R-Illi.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, respectively, released the following statements after the House passed bipartisan legislation to modernize the appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "When a veteran files an appeal for disability compensation, they de... [...]

HVAC Schedule May 22 - 26

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) today released the hearing schedule for May 22 – 26. The following events are open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: "U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2018" WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. WHO: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations WHAT: “VA Financial Management” WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKG... [...]

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