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  • Arrington Introduces Legislation to Improve Transition Assistance Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Friday, Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced legislation to improve the Transition Assistance Program, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs’ joint program charged with providing veterans a successful transition from active duty to civilian life. “Our government spends billions of dollars preparing citizens to be warriors, but invests only a fraction of that helping those soldiers transition to civilian life. If... Read more

  • PHOTOS: Roe Leads Bipartisan Delegation on CODEL
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Over the weekend, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led a bipartisan delegation in visits to Ramstein Air Base and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. During the stop, members received a mission briefing from Major General Timothy G. Fay and a MEDEVAC brief from the 86th Airlift Wing. Following the briefings at Ramstein, the members received briefings from Regional Health Command Europe, Consul General Jim Herman on Mission Germany and... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Call to Pass Veterans Health Care Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 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 Trump called on Congress to pass a bill to reform veterans health care: “President Trump was right to call on Congress to pass legislation to give veterans more decision-making power when it comes to their health care. The men and women who serve this country deserve timely access to the quality care they have earned. I am proud of the compromise legislatio... Read more

  • Oversight and Investigations Chairman Bergman Urges VA to Remedy Flaws in Choice Contracts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    This past week, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs, urging VA to remedy ongoing flaws in its Choice Program contracts. “While the collapse of last month’s agreement to enact community care consolidation legislation was extremely disappointing, there are nonetheless steps VA can take right now to improve the Choice Program,” said Bergman. “It is inexcusable that veterans still encounter delays and health... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Speaker Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he would not seek re-election: “Speaker Ryan is a good man, and I’ll always appreciate him stepping in to lead our conference. Paul has been instrumental in achieving historic reforms - from an overhaul of our tax code to bringing accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs - and I’m excited to see what we achieve in these f... Read more

  • Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz Announce First-Ever HVAC Member Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | 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, announced the committee’s first-ever bipartisan member day to give members of Congress the opportunity to testify before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs about veterans issues in their districts. “Since I’ve served as Chairman, I’ve traveled around the country to conduct oversight at VA facilities and hear directly from veterans, providers a... Read more

  • Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stabilize VA’s Purchasing of Medical Supplies
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), along with House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs members Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), and Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to correct problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA’s) system for purchasing medical supplies. "Guaranteeing our Veterans top quality health care means strengthening every aspect of how the VA does business,” said Bergman. “Unfortunately, t... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Announcement of New VA Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump announced Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, M.D. would replace Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin: “At the end of the day, cabinet secretaries serve at the pleasure of the president. I have enjoyed getting to know Secretary Shulkin, and I’m glad to call David a friend. I think he’s done a fantastic job and I hate to see him go. That said, I respect President Trump’s decision, support ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Urges Leader Pelosi to Support Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on VA Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) wrote Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging her to support the bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the future of VA community care, an expansion of VA’s caregiver program and an asset review to strengthen VA’s infrastructure. The proposal was endorsed by leading Veterans Service Organizations yesterday. The letter outlines the extensive work done in coordination with Veterans Service Organizations and other stakeholders. You can read the text of C... Read more

  • PHOTOS: Committee Leaders Visit Puerto Rico VA Facilities
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    This week, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Subcommittee on Health Chairman Brad Wenstrup, M.D. (R-Ohio) and Rep. Jenniffer González Colón (R-Puerto Rico) conducted an oversight visit at several clinics in the VA Caribbean Healthcare System, participated in a roundtable discussion with representatives from Veterans Service Organizations and held an oversight hearing on maximizing resources for the VA health care system in Puerto Rico. Below are photos from their visit. Click here for high reso... Read more

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