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  • Roe Statement on Anniversary of VA Accountability Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Investigations

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in advance of the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act into law: “Saturday marks one year since this bill was signed into law, and as a result we’ve seen major changes at the VA. Before this law, veterans were not receiving the level of service they have earned, and many VA employees were not held accountab... Read more

  • Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz Announce EHR Oversight Hearing, Create New Subcommittee to Focus on IT Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, announced a hearing entitled, “VA Electronic Health Record Modernization: The Beginning of the Beginning.” The full committee hearing will be held on June 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Chairman Roe and Ranking Member Walz also announced they will create a new subcommittee under the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to focus on conducting oversight of the... Read more

  • Roe, Walz Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution to Commemorate National GI Bill Week
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, introduced a resolution to designate the week of June 18, 2018 as National GI Bill Commemoration Week. Senators Carper (D-Del.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Sullivan (R-Ala.) and Tester (D-Mont.) introduced the Senate version of this resolution. The first-ever GI Bill was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 22, 1944. Last August, the Harr... Read more

  • Roe Statement on VA MISSION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 his legislation, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks, or VA MISSION Act, into law: “Today is a great day. For the last year and a half, I’ve been working tirelessly with the president, members of the Trump administration and my col... Read more

  • Roe: With Today's Senate Action, Veterans Are One Step Closer to the Care They Deserve
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Senate passed the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks, or VA MISSION, Act: “With today’s Senate action, veterans are one step closer to the care they deserve, and I thank Senators Isakson and Tester for championing this bipartisan measure in the Senate. I also than... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Welcomes Rep. Mast to Veterans' Affairs Committee, Announces New Subcommittee Leadership
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, officially welcomed Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.) to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs after Reps. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and John Rutherford (R-Fla.) moved to the House Committees on Ways and Means and Appropriations, respectively. Rep. Mast will serve on the Health and Economic Opportunity Subcommittees. Chairman Roe also announced that Rep. Neal Dunn, M.D. (R-Fla.) will serve as chairman of the Health... Read more

  • House Passes More Than a Dozen Veterans Bills Ahead of Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed 14 veterans bills: “In the week leading up to one of the most solemn days of remembrance for our nation, it is fitting we take steps to honor the men and women who have served this country by passing legislation to improve the lives of veterans. These measures will provide a cost-of-living-adjustment for disabled veterans; bring increased accountabil... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump's VA Secretary Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after President Trump announced Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie as his nominee for VA Secretary: “I've found Acting Secretary Wilkie to be accessible and knowledgeable since he stepped in after former VA Secretary Shulkin's departure. He has been instrumental in moving the VA MISSION Act through the House. While the Senate is responsible for the confirmation process, I c... Read more

  • Roe Statement on VA's Announcement on Electronic Health Record Transition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie approved the award of the previously announced contract with Cerner to transition the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to a new electronic health record system: “This transition should be done right, not fast, and I’m pleased the department took extra time to review the contract before moving forward. Oversight of implementation a... Read more

  • House Passes Roe's Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Veterans With Timely Access to Quality Care
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed his legislation, S. 2372, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION) Act, on a 347-70 vote: “The men and women who served this country deserve a VA that works for them. Over the last several months, we’ve taken great, bipartisan steps to ref... Read more

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