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HVAC Schedule November 13 – 17

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for November 13 – 17. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity WHAT: Best Practices in Veterans Education and Transition to Civilian Life WHEN: 2:00 p.m. CT, Friday, November 17, 2017 WHERE: Texas Tech University System Office Building, Room 104, 1508 Knoxville Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 42003 BACKGROUND: The goal of this hearing is to explore best practices universities and community partners can employ to enhance education opportuniti... [...]

Chairman Roe Op-Ed: Congress is working to honor America’s heroes

In honor of Veterans Day, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following video message and penned the below op-ed in The Hill: The following is an excerpt from Chairman Roe's op-ed in The Hill: As we approach Veterans Day, we are reminded of the brave men and women who have worn the uniform of our great nation. We honor their service and sacrifice, recognizing we are forever indebted to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have defended our freedom for generations. From that harbor in Boston to the beaches of Normandy, from t... [...]

House Doubles Down on Commitment to Veterans

Today, Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed nine veterans bills Tuesday and Wednesday in addition to the five veterans bills the House passed on Monday: “In the days leading up to Veterans Day, the House has doubled down on its commitment to honor and care for the men and women who answered the call to serve. The bills the House passed this week will expand access to care for veterans in crisis, former servicemembers living in a rural area or those in need of an organ transplant... [...]

Chairman Roe: Veterans Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer

Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the VA AIR Act of 2017 passed out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on a 13-10vote: “Veterans should not have to wait any longer for the care they deserve; the time for Congressional action is now. We must ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs has the tools and resources needed to serve veterans for generations to come, and this legislation follows through on an important recommendation made by the Commission on Care to do just that. I’ve worked with every member o... [...]

House Kicks off Veterans Day Week with Bipartisan Bills

Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed five veterans bills: “There’s no better way to kick off the week leading up to Veterans Day than to advocate for our nation’s heroes through our work on the House floor. Tonight, my colleagues on both sides of the aisle came together to pass five pieces of legislation that will honor and protect the women who have served our country honorably. These bills will protect veterans from financial fraud, provide better in-home care for veterans wit... [...]

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