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HVAC Schedule January 15 – 19
January 12, 2018
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for January 15 – 19. The following events are open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: The Denver Replacement Medical Center: Light at the End of the Tunnel? WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: This oversight hearing will examine the completion of construction and beginning of activation at the new Rocky Mountain Region... More
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Chairman Roe Statement on VA Opioid Announcement
January 11, 2018
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has released its opioid prescribing data for the last five years (2012-2017) and would begin releasing data semi-annually on the 15th of January and July: “Opioid abuse is a public health emergency, and it’s clear from these figures that VA is taking effective action to curb opioid abuse and dependency. As a physician, I am keenly aware of the fact that every patie... More
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Committee Leaders Support Mental Health Care Executive Order
January 9, 2018
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), along with committee leaders Reps. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), released the following statements following President Trump’s executive order on mental health care for transitioning veterans: “Ensuring servicemembers have the resources and support they need to successfully transition from active duty to civilian life is one of our highest duties,” said Chairman Roe. “This executive order will explore new aven... More
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HVAC Schedule January 8 – 12
January 5, 2018
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for January 8 – 12. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity WHAT: Home Loan Churning Practices and How Veteran Homebuyers are Being Affected WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: This oversight hearing will examine how home loan churning practices are affecting veterans, taxpayers and the value placed on... More
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Chairman Roe: The Secretary's Message is Clear
December 21, 2017
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) spoke on the House floor in support of a continuing resolution that includes $2.1 billion for the Choice Program. On December 12, 2017, Secretary Shulkin sent a letter to Congress requesting funding for the Choice Program by year’s end. Below are his remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of a provision within this legislation that would authorize and appropriate $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Program. Choice was created b... More

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