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  • Chairman Roe: ‘I want the money to be accurate’
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Last week, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) appeared on Newsy’s “The Why” to discuss the implementation of the Forever GI Bill and his efforts to ensure that student veterans receive the housing allowances they deserve. The Chairman started the interview by noting that while Congress may need to work with VA to change the law in order to best serve the nation’s veterans, until it is changed the law must be followed. “I still think until the law is changed, you’ve got to foll... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on VA’s Implementation of the Forever GI Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) release the following statement on the implementation of the Forever GI Bill: The Forever GI Bill is a critical piece of legislation that ensures our Post 9/11 student veterans receive their deserved educational benefits. Creating the legislation was a bicameral, bipartisan achievement and one where Congress worked well with the Secretary of VA and President Trump. Over the past year and a half, Congress has diligently overseen the impl... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Highlights 115th Congress Committee Achievements on Sirius XM Radio
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Economic Opportunity, Health, Oversight and Investigations, Full Committee, Technology Modernization

    Washington, D.C. - Wednesday, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) appeared on Sirius XM’s The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contract disability examinations and general 115th Congress achievements on behalf of veterans. Chairman Roe started the interview by highlighting the Committee's work investigating VA oversight of contract disability examinations: “When we look at one of the problems we've had with disability claims, it is that it takes ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe: We’ve spent all this money and time and we can’t get a paycheck out
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Washington, D.C. -Today, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity chaired by Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) held a hearing on VA's GI Bill payment delays. Below are Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.)’s remarks: Below is a copy of the Chairman’s remarks: One of the things that the VA has gotten right is they named this long-term solution right, and that’s appropriate. It’s going to take a long time to get the solution it looks like. Let me put this in real terms. Young soldier, with a two year ol... Read more

  • HVAC Schedule November 13 - November 16
    Posted in Media Advisories on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Economic Opportunity, Technology Modernization

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for November 13 - November 16. The following events are open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Technology Modernization WHAT: “180-Day Review of the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program” WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. Background: During this oversight hearing the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization will review the El... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Announces Oversight Hearing on GI Bill Payment Delays
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced that the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) GI Bill payment delays. The subcommittee hearing will be held on November 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. More information, including the witness list, will be made available in the coming weeks. Chairman Roe released the following statement: “It is of great concern ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe : ‘A lot of people are struggling right now'
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) appeared on KCBS’s Rebecca Carrol Show to discuss the processing issues with the Forever GI Bill and his efforts to ensure that veterans receive the housing allowances they deserve. The Chairman started the interview by highlighting the purpose of the Forever GI Bill. “The Post 9/11 GI Bill was expanded for a lifetime benefit, it is a phenomenal benefit. I used the GI Bill when I got out of the military mid 70’s, very much appreciative... Read more

  • HVAC Schedule September 4 - September 7
    Posted in Media Advisories on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Economic Opportunity, Oversight and Investigations

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for September 4 - September 7. The following events are open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations WHAT:Reusable Medical Equipment: Continuing to Examine VHA’s Sterile Processing Problems. WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: During this oversight hearing, the subcommittee will discuss issues with ste... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Anniversary of Forever GI Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017, or Forever GI Bill, into law: “As students around the country head back to school, we are reminded how important a quality education is. As chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I’ve worked in a bipartisan way to deliver major reforms to help the Department of Veterans Affair... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Opening Statement: The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act: One Year Later
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held an oversight hearing on the implementation of The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection 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. Welcome and thank you all for joining us for today’s Full Committee hearing examining the implemen... Read more

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