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  • Chairman Roe Op-Ed: Congress is working to honor America’s heroes
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    In honor of Veterans Day, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following video message and penned the below op-ed in The Hill: The following is an excerpt from Chairman Roe's op-ed in The Hill: As we approach Veterans Day, we are reminded of the brave men and women who have worn the uniform of our great nation. We honor their service and sacrifice, recognizing we are forever indebted to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have defended our freedom for generations. From that h... Read more

  • House Doubles Down on Commitment to Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed nine veterans bills Tuesday and Wednesday in addition to the five veterans bills the House passed on Monday: “In the days leading up to Veterans Day, the House has doubled down on its commitment to honor and care for the men and women who answered the call to serve. The bills the House passed this week will expand access to care for veterans in crisis, former servicemembers living in a ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe: Veterans Should Not Have to Wait Any Longer
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the VA AIR Act of 2017 passed out of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on a 13-10vote: “Veterans should not have to wait any longer for the care they deserve; the time for Congressional action is now. We must ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs has the tools and resources needed to serve veterans for generations to come, and this legislation follows through on an important recommendation made by the Commission on Car... Read more

  • House Kicks off Veterans Day Week with Bipartisan Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed five veterans bills: “There’s no better way to kick off the week leading up to Veterans Day than to advocate for our nation’s heroes through our work on the House floor. Tonight, my colleagues on both sides of the aisle came together to pass five pieces of legislation that will honor and protect the women who have served our country honorably. These bills will protect veterans from financial f... Read more

  • Committee Introduces Bill to Review VA’s Assets
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Friday, members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), introduced two bills to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The first bill would streamline VA’s community care accounts into one veteran-centric program that replaces the Choice Program, removing the current 30-day, 40-mile requirement to give veterans more timely access to community care. This bipartisan legislation has been cosponsored by every member of the committee, and you... Read more

  • Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Care for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.), introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline VA’s community care accounts into one veteran-centric program that replaces the Choice Program, removing the current 30-day, 40-mile requirement to give veterans more timely access to community care. Committee members released the following statements: “For the last ten months, I’ve sat down countless times with vet... Read more

  • Committee Leaders Introduce EHR Oversight Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Investigations

    Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.), along with Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Annie Kuster (D-NH), introduced legislation to strengthen Congress’ oversight of VA’s implementation of its new electronic health records system. “As chairman and a physician, I know firsthand the value an effective electronic health records system plays in providin... Read more

  • HVAC Moves Eight Bills Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed eight bills out of committee: “As we approach Veterans Day, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is reaffirming its commitment to put veterans first. The eight bills passed out of committee this morning will help us take better care of America’s heroes by ensuring veterans in crisis have access to effective resources, expanding care for veterans in need of an organ ... Read more

  • Roe: This effort is in no way, shape, or form intended to create a pipeline to privatize the VA healthcare system
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a legislative hearing on nine bills, including legislation related to VA's community care programs. The Committee will come to order. Welcome and thank you all for joining us for today’s Full Committee legislative hearing. Today, we will be discussing several pieces of important legislation including: - draft legislation that I have been working on to establish a permanent, improved Department of Vete... Read more

  • ICYMI: Roe, McMorris Rodgers, Poliquin Introduce Legislation to Stop VA From Shielding Dangerous Doctors
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    On Thursday, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) introduced the Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017. This legislation requires Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical professionals to report directly to state licensing boards if they witness unacceptable or unethical behavior from other medical professionals at the VA. The legislation is i... Read more

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