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  • Chairman Roe, Chairman Isakson Announce Joint Hearing on the Implementation of the VA MISSION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    *The below release has been updated to reflect the new date and time for the scheduled hearing. Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) Chairmen of the House and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, announced a joint oversight hearing entitled, “Tracking Transformation: VA MISSION Act Implementation.” The joint full committee hearing will be held on December 19th at 2:00 pm. More information, including the witness list, will be m... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Opening Statement: Is VA Ready for Full Implementation of Appeals Reform?
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, 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 whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is ready for the full implementation of appeals reform. Below are Chairman Roe’s remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Good morning. The Committee will come to order. Thank you all for being here today. This is the final hearing we will hold this session on the implementation of The Veterans Appeals Improvemen... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on House Passage of Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed the Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018: “As we near the end of the 115th Congress, I am happy that the House passed yet another piece of legislation that helps our veterans. The House has already passed over 80 veterans’ bills this Congress, and this legislation includes many of those bills. This bill does a range of impor... Read more

  • Chairman Roe: ‘I want the money to be accurate’
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Last week, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) appeared on Newsy’s “The Why” to discuss the implementation of the Forever GI Bill and his efforts to ensure that student veterans receive the housing allowances they deserve. The Chairman started the interview by noting that while Congress may need to work with VA to change the law in order to best serve the nation’s veterans, until it is changed the law must be followed. “I still think until the law is changed, you’ve got to foll... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on Passing of President George H. W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Roe (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the passing of President George H. W. Bush. "I am saddened to hear of the passing of President George H. W. Bush. He served bravely during World War II as a Navy pilot and was a true American hero. Not only did he serve our country, but he was the youngest Naval aviator our nation had ever seen. He answered the call to serve and exemplified what it means to be a true American hero. President George H. W. Bush... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on 116th Congress Committee Leadership Role
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after he was ratified by the House Republican Conference as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs for the 116th Congress. “I am honored for the opportunity to continue to lead my fellow Republicans in the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 116th Congress. This past Congress, we have had an incredible number of bipartisan achievements on behalf of our nation’s veterans. I lo... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Announces Hearing on VA’s Implementation of Appeals Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs announced a full committee oversight hearing entitled, “Is VA Ready for Full Implementation of Appeals Reform?” The full committee hearing will be held on December 12th at 10:00 am. More information, including the witness list, will be made available in the coming days. "The oversight of the implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 is not something ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on VA’s Implementation of the Forever GI Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) release the following statement on the implementation of the Forever GI Bill: The Forever GI Bill is a critical piece of legislation that ensures our Post 9/11 student veterans receive their deserved educational benefits. Creating the legislation was a bicameral, bipartisan achievement and one where Congress worked well with the Secretary of VA and President Trump. Over the past year and a half, Congress has diligently overseen the impl... Read more

  • Chairman Roe and House Small Business Committee Chairman Chabot Release Statement on Introduction of VA-SBA Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology Modernization

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and the Chairman of the House Small Business Committee Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) released statements following the introduction of new legislation to better enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fulfill their designated responsibilities. The Verification Alignment and Service-disabled Business Adjustment (VA-SBA) Act was introduced by the House Small Business Committee’s Chairman of the S... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Highlights 115th Congress Committee Achievements on Sirius XM Radio
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Economic Opportunity, Health, Oversight and Investigations, Full Committee, Technology Modernization

    Washington, D.C. - Wednesday, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) appeared on Sirius XM’s The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contract disability examinations and general 115th Congress achievements on behalf of veterans. Chairman Roe started the interview by highlighting the Committee's work investigating VA oversight of contract disability examinations: “When we look at one of the problems we've had with disability claims, it is that it takes ... Read more

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