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ICYMI: House Unanimously Approved Seven Additional Veterans Bills on Monday

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House unanimously approved seven additional veterans bills Monday evening: “As Chairman and a physician, one of my highest priorities will always be working to ensure veterans receive the timely and quality health care they have earned. The bills the House passed this week demonstrate Congress’ commitment to investing in VA health care by improving VA’s ability to hire and retain quality medical professionals and creating a pilot program for medical scribes at V... [...]

Leader McCarthy and Chairman Roe Op-Ed: A GI Bill for the 21st Century

A GI Bill for the 21st Century By Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Chairman Phil Roe App developer, robotics technician, digital animator, and advanced manufacturer—what do all of these careers have in common? They didn’t exist 73 years ago when the GI bill was signed into law. When our fighting forces shipped out to the Pacific and to the battlefields of Europe nearly a quarter Americans were farmers. Today, that number is around .01%. Our economy has undergone radical transformations. With the rise of everything from driverless cars to rob... [...]

House Passes #ForeverGIBill

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed a bill to extend and improve the GI Bill: “Today is a great day for our nation’s heroes. I’m especially proud of the bipartisan work we’ve done to pass legislation to expand the education benefits veterans earn through the GI Bill and, for the first time in history, allow them to utilize these benefits throughout their entire lives. “Time and time again, the members of the House have come together across party lines to put our nation’s heroes first,... [...]

Roe Statement on Choice Funding

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after House Democrats brought down a suspension to provide funding for the Choice program for six months: “Secretary Shulkin has said before the committee that Choice running out of money would be a disaster for America’s veterans, and that without this funding wait times would go up. Already this week, the House is slated to consider a bill to increase appropriations for the department by 5 percent, leaving Choice as the only VA program at risk of being depleted of criti... [...]

HVAC Schedule July 24 - 28

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for July 24 – 28. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs WHAT: PTSD Claims: Assessing Whether VBA is Effectively Serving Veterans WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. [...]

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