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  • 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

  • HVAC Schedule July 16 - July 20
    Posted in Media Advisories on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Oversight and Investigations, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for July 16 - July 20. The following events are open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans' Affairs WHAT:The VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act: One Year Later WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaminghere. BACKGROUND: During this oversight hearing, the committee will discuss the implementation of the Department of Veterans Affair... Read more

  • HVAC Schedule June 25 - June 29
    Posted in Media Advisories on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Health, Full Committee

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for June 25 - June 29. The following events are open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans' Affairs WHAT: VA Electronic Health Record Modernization: The Beginning of the Beginning WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. BACKGROUND: During this hearing, the committee will discuss VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) program. This $15.8 billion,... Read more

  • 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

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