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  • Chairman Roe, Chairman Isakson Announce Joint Hearing on the Implementation of the VA MISSION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    *The below release has been updated to reflect the new date and time for the scheduled hearing. Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) Chairmen of the House and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, announced a joint oversight hearing entitled, “Tracking Transformation: VA MISSION Act Implementation.” The joint full committee hearing will be held on December 19th at 2:00 pm. More information, including the witness list, will be m... Read more

  • UPDATED HVAC Schedule December 4 - December 7
    Posted in Media Advisories on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Health, Oversight and Investigations, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for December 4 - December 7. Please note that all hearings scheduled for this week are postponed. The following events are open to the press: The below event is postponed: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: “Is VA Ready for Full Implementation of Appeals Reform?” WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. Background: During this hea... 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

  • HVAC Schedule September 24 - September 28
    Posted in Media Advisories on September 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for September 24 - September 28. The following event is open to the press: WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs WHAT: “Veteran Suicide Prevention: Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness.” WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 27, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. Background: During the hearing the full committee will discuss the findings of the Department of Vet... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Announces Hearing on Veteran Suicide Prevention
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the committee announced it will hold a hearing on veteran suicide prevention and how to maximize effectiveness of Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) programs aimed at suicide prevention: The Chairman released the following statement: “Recent studies have shown that, despite greater emphasis and multiple programs, the suicide rate among veterans ... Read more

  • UPDATED HVAC Schedule September 10 - September 14
    Posted in Media Advisories on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee, Technology Modernization

    Washington, D.C.- Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the hearing schedule for September 10 - September 14. *Please note the markup on Friday is postponed. The following events are open to the press: WHO: Subcommittee on Health WHAT: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 5413 and H.R. 6418 WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018 WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here. *Details on the legislation will be posted here next week. WHO: Subcommittee on Technology Moderni... 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

  • ICYMI: Roe, McMorris Rodgers, Poliquin Introduce Legislation to Stop VA From Shielding Dangerous Doctors
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    On Thursday, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) introduced the Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act of 2017. This legislation requires Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical professionals to report directly to state licensing boards if they witness unacceptable or unethical behavior from other medical professionals at the VA. The legislation is i... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Choice Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after House Democrats brought down a suspension to provide funding for the Choice program for six months: “Secretary Shulkin has said before the committee that Choice running out of money would be a disaster for America’s veterans, and that without this funding wait times would go up. Already this week, the House is slated to consider a bill to increase appropriations for the department by 5 percent, leaving Choice as the ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe’s Legislation to Eliminate Sunset Date of the Choice Program Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act, the Senate companion to Chairman Roe’s bill to eliminate the sunset date of the Choice program, into law: “It was an honor to stand with President Trump, VA Secretary David Shulkin and Florida Governor Rick Scott to ensure our veterans have timely access to health care. Today, we made great progress in our mission to ensure every veteran who has serv... Read more

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