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  • Chairman Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Continue Important Veterans Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 3479, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018: “I applaud the House for passing bipartisan legislation that will allow several important veterans programs to continue, and I thank Chairman Isakson and Ranking Members Tester and Walz for their commitment to reaching a strong, bipartisan agreement. This legislation will ensure veterans continue to have ... Read more

  • Roe Statement in Honor or National POW/MIA Recognition Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump proclaimed September 21st, 2018 National POW/MIA Recognition Day: “In my front office, there sits a chair draped with the official POW/MIA flag. The chair remains empty at all times in honor of the men and women who selflessly served our country and never returned home, and is moved into the committee room during committee business to serve as a reminder of the sacrifice o... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Announces Hearing on Veteran Suicide Prevention
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, 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 committee announced it will hold a hearing on veteran suicide prevention and how to maximize effectiveness of Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) programs aimed at suicide prevention: The Chairman released the following statement: “Recent studies have shown that, despite greater emphasis and multiple programs, the suicide rate among veterans ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on Minibus Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 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 on the conference report for the minibus, which includes critical funding for the VA MISSION Act and other Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) priorities: “Under this bipartisan agreement, VA is set to receive the largest dollar amount in history. Additionally, VA will receive the funding needed for implementation of the VA MISSION Act while adhering to ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on Senator John McCain
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 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 passing of Senator John McCain: “Clarinda and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family of a true American hero during this difficult time. Senator McCain served our great nation honorably for decades, and I enjoyed working with him on numerous veterans issues. He always finished our conversations with ‘thank you my friend.’ Thank you, Senator McCain, for a l... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Anniversary of Forever GI Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017, or Forever GI Bill, into law: “As students around the country head back to school, we are reminded how important a quality education is. As chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I’ve worked in a bipartisan way to deliver major reforms to help the Department of Veterans Affair... Read more

  • House Passes 9 Bipartisan Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed 9 bipartisan veterans bills: “I applaud the House for coming together to pass nine bipartisan veterans bills. This Congress, the House has sent more than 70 bills to the Senate for their consideration, and we have had over two dozen bipartisan, bicameral bills signed into law. “The bills passed this week would increase benefits and support to our nation’s heroes while doubling down... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Opening Statement: Assessing Whether VA is on Track to Successfully Implement Appeals Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing on whether the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is on track to successfully implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA). 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 second hearing on appeals reform ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Opening Statement: The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act: One Year Later
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing on the implementation of The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. Below are Chairman Roe’s opening remarks from the hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Good morning. The Committee will come to order. Welcome and thank you all for joining us for today’s Full Committee hearing examining the implemen... Read more

  • Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz Name Lawmakers to New Subcommittee on Technology Modernization
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved the creation and leadership of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee was announced by Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Walz (D-Minn.) on June 20 and will focus on oversight of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) technology projects, specifically the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Modernization program. “As the department embarks on the nation’s largest EHR overhaul, it is cri... Read more

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