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  • Chairman Roe Statement: Exploring VA’s Oversight of Contract Disability Examinations
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, chaired by Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) held a hearing on VA's Oversight of Contract Disability Examinations. Below are Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.)’s remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: I want to thank Chairman Bost and Ranking Member Esty for holding this hearing today. One of my priorities as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is ensuring that our nation’s veterans receiv... Read more

  • Chairman Roe: We’ve spent all this money and time and we can’t get a paycheck out
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Washington, D.C. -Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity chaired by Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) held a hearing on VA's GI Bill payment delays. Below are Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.)’s remarks: Below is a copy of the Chairman’s remarks: One of the things that the VA has gotten right is they named this long-term solution right, and that’s appropriate. It’s going to take a long time to get the solution it looks like. Let me put this in real terms. Young soldier, with a two year ol... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on Veterans Day, 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. -Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement ahead of Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I: "This Veterans Day coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. Though many years have passed since the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, the honor and respect we hold for the brave warriors of World War I has not dwindled. "World War I marked the beginning of a new kind of warfare. Technolo... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Announces Hearing on VA’s Oversight on Contract Disability Examinations
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced an oversight hearing entitled, “Exploring VA’s Oversight of Contract Disability Examinations.” The Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs hearing will be held on November 15th at 10:30 am. More information, including the witness list, will be made available in the coming weeks. "One of the first things I did as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ A... Read more

  • Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz Announce Hearing on the First 180 Days of the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology Modernization

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, announced an oversight hearing entitled, “180-Day Review of the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program.” The Subcommittee on Technology Modernization hearing will be held on November 14th at 10:00 am. More information, including the witness list, will be made available in the coming weeks. "Over the past 180 days, the Dep... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Announces Oversight Hearing on GI Bill Payment Delays
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced that the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) GI Bill payment delays. The subcommittee hearing will be held on November 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. More information, including the witness list, will be made available in the coming weeks. Chairman Roe released the following statement: “It is of great concern ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe : ‘A lot of people are struggling right now'
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) appeared on KCBS’s Rebecca Carrol Show to discuss the processing issues with the Forever GI Bill and his efforts to ensure that veterans receive the housing allowances they deserve. The Chairman started the interview by highlighting the purpose of the Forever GI Bill. “The Post 9/11 GI Bill was expanded for a lifetime benefit, it is a phenomenal benefit. I used the GI Bill when I got out of the military mid 70’s, very much appreciative... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the bipartisan Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018 into law on October 9, 2018: “This brings yet another win to our nation’s veterans. This legislation provides veterans with a cost-of-living adjustment that keeps up with inflation. So many veterans rely on disability compensation payments to... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Opening Statement: Veteran Suicide Prevention - Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing on veteran suicide prevention and how to maximize effectiveness of Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) programs aimed at suicide prevention. Below are Chairman Roe’s remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Good morning. The Committee will come to order. Welcome and thank you all for joining us for today’s Full Committee hearing on veteran suicide prevention. Mo... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Continue Important Veterans Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 3479, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018: “I applaud the House for passing bipartisan legislation that will allow several important veterans programs to continue, and I thank Chairman Isakson and Ranking Members Tester and Walz for their commitment to reaching a strong, bipartisan agreement. This legislation will ensure veterans continue to have ... Read more

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