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  • Chairman Roe’s Legislation to Expand, Extend GI Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the legislation he authored to expand and extend the GI Bill was signed into law: “Today our commitment to support and care for the men and women who have served our great nation has been reinforced with the signing of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation will enable veterans to use the education benefits they’ve earned through the GI Bill when and how it suits them best,... Read more

  • Leader McCarthy and Chairman Roe Op-Ed: A GI Bill for the 21st Century
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    A GI Bill for the 21st Century By Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Chairman Phil Roe App developer, robotics technician, digital animator, and advanced manufacturer—what do all of these careers have in common? They didn’t exist 73 years ago when the GI bill was signed into law. When our fighting forces shipped out to the Pacific and to the battlefields of Europe nearly a quarter Americans were farmers. Today, that number is around .01%. Our economy has undergone radical transformations. With ... Read more

  • House Passes #ForeverGIBill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed a bill to extend and improve the GI Bill: “Today is a great day for our nation’s heroes. I’m especially proud of the bipartisan work we’ve done to pass legislation to expand the education benefits veterans earn through the GI Bill and, for the first time in history, allow them to utilize these benefits throughout their entire lives. “Time and time again, the members of the House have come together ac... Read more

  • What They’re Saying About the #ForeverGIBill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Last night, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a legislative hearing on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, Chairman Roe and Ranking Member Walz's legislation to improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses and dependents. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 would remove time restrictions to use the GI Bill, enabling future eligible recipients to us... Read more

  • Roe: This isn’t a package that comes along every day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a legislative hearing on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, Chairman Roe and Ranking Member Walz's legislation to improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses and dependents. Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Good evening everyone. Thank you all for being here tonight at this nighttime hearing. As you all know, I try to limit th... Read more

  • Committee Leaders Introduce Legislation to Expand, Extend GI Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.) introduced the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, named for the principal architect of the original GI Bill, to improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses and dependents. Chairman Roe and Ranking Member Walz, along with Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), made the following statements in support... Read more

  • Roe, Walz Statement on House Consideration of Accountability Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.) released the statement below following Majority Leader McCarthy’s announcement the House would consider the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 next week: “In order to bring wholesale reform to VA, we must give Secretary Shulkin the tools to fire or discipline employees who don’t live up to the standards expected of those serving our nation’s heroes. We thank Senators... Read more

  • HVAC To Assess VA’s Home Loan Appraisal Process
    Posted in Media Advisories on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold a hearing entitled, “Assessing VA Approved Appraisers and How to Improve the Program for the 21st Century.” The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity WHAT: “Assessing VA Approved Appraisers and How to Improve the Program for the 21st Century” WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at https://veterans.house.gov/... Read more

  • Arrington Introduces Official Time Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) introduced the Veterans, Employees and Taxpayer (VET) Protection Act. This bill would require VA to track the use of official time and prohibit employees involved with direct patient care from spending more than 25% of their time on union activities and any VA employee from spending more than 50% of their time on union activities. This legislation would also put an end to forcing VA employees to pay union dues, giving... Read more

  • HVAC To Host Modern-Day Learning Round Table
    Posted in Media Advisories on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    On Thursday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m. the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will host a round table discussion on the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill to explore ways to make modern-day learning avenues more accessible for service members and veterans. The following event is open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity WHAT: Roundtable Discussion on Modern-Day Learning Avenues for Veterans WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building Background: As the real... Read more

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