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  • 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

  • Veterans Affairs’ Committee Passes VA MISSION Act, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, 14 Other Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs passed 16 bills out of committee, including the VA MISSION Act and the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, and assigned Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) to the Subcommittees on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Oversight and Investigations: “Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs doubled down on our promise to build a stronger VA for our nation’s heroes and ensu... Read more

  • What They’re Saying About the VA MISSION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Last week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced legislation based on the agreement he proposed including in the omnibus spending package last month. H.R. 5674, the Department of Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks, or VA MISSION Act, includes three pieces of legislation that have been considered by either the House or Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs. The bill would streamline ... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation to Improve Veterans’ Burial Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 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 two bills to improve burial benefits for our nation’s heroes. “As a grateful nation, we have a duty to give our fallen heroes the honor and respect they deserve,” said Roe. “The two bills the House passed today will provide more options for servicemembers or families coping with the loss of a loved one, and I’d like to thank Reps. Scott and Correa fo... Read more

  • PHOTOS: CODEL Roe Makes Final Stop in Morón, Spain
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Friday, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) led a bipartisan delegation in a stop at Morón Air Base in Spain, the final stop of the CODEL. The delegation received a briefing from the 496th Base Squadron, met with constituents from their home states, visited the children of servicemembers at a school on base and received a classified briefing from the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force on their mission. Chairman Roe released the following statement ... Read more

  • CODEL Roe Participates in Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Normandy Ahead of D-Day Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Thursday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led his CODEL in a visit to Normandy American Cemetery, where the members participated in a wreath-laying ceremony ahead of the upcoming 74th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2018. The delegation was accompanied by Mr. Scott Desjardins, superintendent of the cemetery. Normandy American Cemetery is managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ho... Read more

  • Roe Introduces Legislation to Reflect Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement Reached Last Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced legislation based on the agreement he proposed including in the omnibus spending package last month. H.R. 5674, the Department of Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks, or VA MISSION Act, includes three pieces of legislation that have been considered by either the House or Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs. The bill would streamline the ... Read more

  • CODEL Roe Stops at American Battle Monuments Commission Sites & Pershing Hall, Meets with Veterans Service Organization Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) continued his bipartisan delegation visit with stops at sites managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), which falls under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The delegation made oversight stops at Chateau-Thierry American Monument, Belleau Wood Battlefield and Aisne-Marne American Cemetery. This June marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood... Read more

  • CODEL Roe Stops in Belgium
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    Over the weekend and on Monday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, led a bipartisan delegation in visits to Flanders Field and Henri-Chappelle American Cemetery, where the group participated in wreath laying ceremonies. At Flanders Field, each member of the delegation took a Buddy Poppy provided to the cemetery courtesy of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and received information about the grave adoption program at Flanders started by Ame... Read more

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