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  • Chairman Roe Statement on DC VA Inspector General Report
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after an Inspector General report revealed systemic problems and failed leadership at the DC VA Medical Center: “The findings of this report are unacceptable. Our nation’s heroes deserve the very best care and treatment, and it’s clear from this Inspector General’s report that this facility, and the VISN that oversees it, failed them. There are still several significant issues that have not been resolved at the DC VAMC, so... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Awarded The Legion’s Distinguished Service Award
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    This morning, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) was awarded The American Legion’s Distinguished Public Service Award at The Legion’s Washington Conference. You can view Chairman Roe’s remarks from the event here. Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Thank you for having me this morning. It is a tremendous honor to be here with you, the nation’s largest Veterans Service Organization. I want to begin by recognizing my fellow Tennessee Legionnaires, particularly my good friend representin... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Opening Statement: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing to review the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs budget request for Fiscal Year 2019 Below are Chairman Roe's opening remarks from the hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Good morning and thank you all for being here today to discuss the President’s fiscal year 2019 budget submission for the Department of Veterans Affairs. This fiscal year’s budget request totals $1... Read more

  • Roe, Isakson, Tester, Walz Statement on IG Report Regarding VA Secretary Travel
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General’s (IG) report on travel by VA Secretary David Shulkin and other VA officials to Europe in July 2017: “Over the l... Read more

  • Bost, Esty Introduce Bill to Provide Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Ranking Member Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) introduced the Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2018 to provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to veterans. “I’m proud to carry this bill to provide important cost-of-living adjustments to our nation’s veterans and their dependents,” said DAMA Subcommittee Chairman Bost. “It’s vitally important that we ensure the men and women who have served our ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe: The Selfless Devotion That it Takes to be a Caregiver Knows No Age or Era
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs' Family Caregiver Program. Below are Chairman Roe's opening remarks from the hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Welcome and thank you all for joining us for today’s Full Committee hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA’s) Family Caregiver Program. The Family Caregiver Program was created by Congress in 2010 t... Read more

  • Chairman Roe: It’s No Coincidence The First Thing the President Said About Serving Veterans Was Giving Them Choice in Their Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump called for more choice for veterans during his State of the Union address: “President Trump hit the nail on the head in last night’s State of the Union address. I was proud he took a couple moments to tout the progress we’ve made on behalf of our nation’s veterans. It’s no coincidence the first thing the president said about serving veterans was giving them choice in their health care. This is a pr... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Examines VA's Implementation of Appeals Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs' implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization 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. Thank you all for being here today. Before we begin, I ask unanimous consent that a former Member of the C... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Democrats in Congress shut down the federal government: “While roughly 95 percent of VA operations, including medical care, will continue, it’s absolutely shameful that Democrats in the House and Senate would hold funding for our troops hostage over immigration policy, despite the fact bipartisan negotiations are ongoing and President Trump has expressed his commitment to acting on DACA. Nancy Pelosi is being disingenuous ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe on Denver VA: This situation must never happen again
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing to examine the construction of the new Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. Below are Chairman Roe's opening remarks from the hearing: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Good morning. This hearing will come to order. I want to welcome everyone to today’s hearing, which is the seventh this committee has held examining construction of the new Rocky Mountain ... Read more

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