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  • Chairman Roe Makes the Case for VA Asset Review
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a legislative hearing on two bills to authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to sell Pershing Hall in Paris, France, and to direct the department to take a comprehensive look at its assets and infrastructure and devise a plan to move forward in investing in a stronger VA. Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery The Committee will come to order. Welcome and thank you all for joining us for ... Read more

  • Veterans’ Affairs Committee Passes Six Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed six bills out of committee: “The six pieces of legislation passed today out of this committee demonstrate the commitment on both sides of the aisle to take care of our nation’s heroes when they return home. These bills will assist veterans in fulfilling the American dream of purchasing a home, provide in-home adaptations to care for servicemembers with disabilities and ... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation to Extend VA Authorities
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Brian Mast (R-Mich.) released the following statements after the House passed legislation introduced by Rep. Mast this morning to extend a number of expiring authorities at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “The heroic men and women that I fought alongside in our Armed Forces have earned the very best care our country has to offer, but without this immediate action from Congress, veterans could have lost access to benefits, health care, su... Read more

  • House Passes Roe, Walz Resolution Authorizing American Legion Centennial Coin
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    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, released the following statements after the House passed Roe and Walz’s resolution to authorize the creation of a commemorative coin in honor of The American Legion’s 100 years of service to America’s veterans. "Since 1919, The American Legion has dedicated itself to serving our nation's veterans,” said Roe. “I’m proud to stand with Ranking Member W... Read more

  • Roe Statement in Honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, MD (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump proclaimed September 15, 2017, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day: “At every hearing of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, a chair draped with the official POW/MIA flag remains empty in honor of the men and women who put on the uniform to serve and never returned home. It is a constant reminder of a debt we will never be able to repay. I thank President Trump for proclaiming September ... Read more

  • Roe, Bost Thank President Trump for Signing Appeals Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Mike Bost (R-Illi.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA), released the following statements after President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, as amended, into law: “For far too long, veterans with pending appeals on their disability claims have been stuck in an outdated and cumbersome process,” said Roe. “In the ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe’s Legislation to Expand, Extend GI Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
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    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the legislation he authored to expand and extend the GI Bill was signed into law: “Today our commitment to support and care for the men and women who have served our great nation has been reinforced with the signing of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation will enable veterans to use the education benefits they’ve earned through the GI Bill when and how it suits them best,... Read more

  • House, Senate Leaders: Legislation to Continue Veterans Choice Program Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Roe, Walz, Isakson, Tester applaud signing of measure to ensure veterans have continued access to community care WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Tim Walz, D-Minn., chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the signing by President Donald Trump of critical legislation to ensure veterans ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Passage of Veterans' Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    In a pro forma session this morning, the House passed legislation to modernize the appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). H.R. 2288, as amended, along with legislation passed by the Senate earlier this month to improve the GI Bill and provide funding for the Choice Program, now await President Trump’s signature. Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement: “When it comes to putting our nation’s heroes first, there can be no doubt that Congress has been... Read more

  • House Passes Four Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.) released the following statement after the House passed four bills to expand access to quality care and instill further accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) : “This has been quite a week. We began on Monday by passing the Forever GI Bill and seven other bills to improve the lives of America’s veterans, and now we close with another four veterans’ bills, including a bipartisan, bicameral agreement ... Read more

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