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  • House Passes Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed seven bills this week to improve veterans’ access to quality health care, instill accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provide a cost-of-living adjustment for disability compensation: “This week, members of the House passed seven pieces of bipartisan legislation to help our nation's veterans. These important bills will expand access to care, provide benefit... Read more

  • Chairman Bergman Opening Statement: VA Financial Management
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Investigations

    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Jack Bergman, held a hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs financial management. Below are Chairman Bergman's opening remarks from the hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Earlier today we had the opportunity to hear from Secretary Shulkin about the Administration’s budget priorities for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Now we will examine how VA actually manages the money the taxpayers prov... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on President Trump’s Budget Request
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s budget proposal: “I am pleased President Trump’s budget request includes one of the largest increases in funding for veterans in a decade. The president has made it clear veterans are a priority for this administration, and this budget request doubles down on that commitment. As long as I am chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, ... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation to Modernize VA Appeals Process
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

    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, along with Reps. Mike Bost (R-Illi.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, respectively, released the following statements after the House passed bipartisan legislation to modernize the appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "When a veteran fi... Read more

  • Roe, Walz Lead Resolution to Authorize American Legion Centennial Coin
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 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, introduced a resolution to authorize the creation of a commemorative coin in honor of The American Legion’s 100 years of service to America’s veterans. “I’m proud to join Ranking Member Walz and my colleagues in the Senate in honoring The American Legion on their centennial anniversary with the creation of a commemorative coin,” said Roe. These coin... Read more

  • Roe, Walorski, Banks Write VA Concerning Scheduling Manipulation, Opioid Mismanagement at Indiana VA Facility
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) wrote Secretary Shulkin regarding a recent VA Office of Medical Inspector report and investigation, requested by the Committee, which substantiated allegations of blind scheduling and inappropriate tapering of opioids within the VA Northern Indiana Health System. You can read the text of the letter here. “The findings of this investigation are extremely troubling,” said Roe. “As a physician, I understand... Read more

  • HVAC Passes 11 Bills Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs favorably passed eleven bills out of committee: “Today, the members of this committee came together to pass 11 bills to improve the lives of our nation’s heroes and their experiences at VA. I’m particularly proud of the legislation to expedite the appeals process, which has been a priority for this committee and is co-sponsored by every member of the committee. I thank my coll... Read more

  • Roe, Walz Commend Senate for Accountability Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 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 Senate introduction of legislation to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “I commend Senators Marco Rubio, Johnny Isakson and Jon Tester for reaching a bipartisan agreement on accountability legislation,” said Roe. “I’m also pleased much of my bill, the VA Accountability First ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Veterans’ Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement on veterans’ health care under the American Health Care Act: “I am dedicated to ensuring our nation’s heroes have access to the quality health care they have earned,” said Chairman Roe. “The American Health Care Act protects veterans’ health care—any claims to the contrary are false—and I encourage my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to stop fear mongering. The simp... Read more

  • Bost, Esty Lead Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Appeals Modernization Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

    Today, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Chairman Mike Bost (R-Illi.) and Ranking Member Elizabeth Esty (D-Ct.) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to modernize the appeals process at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who is in Georgia today as he continues to recover from two recent back surgeries, plans to introduce companion legislation in the Senate along with Sen. Richard Blumenth... Read more

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