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ICYMI: Roe, McMorris Rodgers, Poliquin Introduce Legislation to Stop VA From Shielding Dangerous Doctors

On Thursday, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) introduced the Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017. This legislation requires Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical professionals to report directly to state licensing boards if they witness unacceptable or unethical behavior from other medical professionals at the VA. The legislation is in response to the alarming USA Today article that ... [...]

Chairman Roe Makes the Case for VA Asset Review

Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a legislative hearing on two bills to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to sell Pershing Hall in Paris, France, and to direct the department to take a comprehensive look at its assets and infrastructure and devise a plan to move forward in investing in a stronger VA. Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery The Committee will come to order. Welcome and thank you all for joining us for today’s Full Committee legislative hearing. This m... [...]

Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passes Six Bills

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed six bills out of committee: “The six pieces of legislation passed today out of this committee demonstrate the commitment on both sides of the aisle to take care of our nation’s heroes when they return home. These bills will assist veterans in fulfilling the American dream of purchasing a home, provide in-home adaptations to care for servicemembers with disabilities and furnish memorial headstones to help us honor the f... [...]

HVAC Schedule October 9 – 13

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for October 9 – 13. The following events are open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity WHAT: Legislative Hearing WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: Markup of Pending Legislation WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. *Details on the legislation will be posted here on Tuesday.... [...]

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