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Roe Statement on President Signing VA Accountability Bill into Law

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law: “In the three years since committee oversight revealed that veterans at VA were dying while waiting for care, we have heard far too many instances of employees who don’t live up to the standards expected of those who serve America’s veterans but cannot be fired for wrongdoing. That stops today. “This law will give Secretary Shulkin the tools he needs, ... [...]

HVAC Schedule June 26 - 30

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for June 26 – 30. The following events are open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations WHAT: Legislative Hearing WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. *Details on the legislation will be posted here on Tuesday. WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity WHAT: Legislative Hearing WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. *Details o... [...]

HVAC Schedule June 19 - 23

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for June 19 – 23. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Health WHAT: “FY 2018 Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for the Veterans Health Administration” WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: During this oversight hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fiscal year 2018 budget submission for medical programs, the subcommittee will focus particularly on the... [...]

Chairman Roe Supports the VETERAN Act

Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) spoke on the House floor in support of the VETERAN Act. Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2372, the Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now - or, VETERAN - Act, which I am proud to sponsor along with Congressman Sam Johnson from Texas and a number of our colleagues. The VETERAN Act would codify an existing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation allowing a veteran who is eligible for but not enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healt... [...]

Accountability Legislation Heads to President's Desk

Today, the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation will now head to the president’s desk. Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and representatives from Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) released the following statements: “I’ve said time and time again that the vast majority of VA’s employees are hard-working public servants who are dedicated to providing quality healthcare and benefits for veterans,” said R... [...]

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