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  • Chairman Roe Announces Full Committee Hearing on the Implementation of the Accountability Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Protection Act: One Year Later." The purpose of this oversight hearing is to examine implementation of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. The full committee hearing will be held on July 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. More information, including the witness list, will be made available in the coming weeks. Chairman Roe released the following statement: "It is critical we continue to ensure the accountability law is implemented as intended. This la... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Opening Statement: It Is Time to Delve Into the Details
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record modernization program. Below are Chairman Roe's opening remarks from the hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery The Committee will come to order. Thank you all for being here today to discuss VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization program. Much has been said and written about the program since June... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation to Extend Benefits to Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 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 House passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018. “I applaud the House’s passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act,” said Roe. “This bill is critical to our nation’s Blue Water Navy veterans, as it ensures they receive benefits for any condition they may have developed as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. This bill has been years in the m... Read more

  • 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

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