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  • 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 Statement on Veterans Day, 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. -Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement ahead of Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I: "This Veterans Day coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. Though many years have passed since the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, the honor and respect we hold for the brave warriors of World War I has not dwindled. "World War I marked the beginning of a new kind of warfare. Technolo... 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

  • Chairman Roe Opening Statement: Veteran Suicide Prevention - Maximizing Effectiveness and Increasing Awareness
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing on veteran suicide prevention and how to maximize effectiveness of Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) programs aimed at suicide prevention. Below are Chairman Roe’s remarks: 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 on veteran suicide prevention. Mo... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Continue Important Veterans Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 3479, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018: “I applaud the House for passing bipartisan legislation that will allow several important veterans programs to continue, and I thank Chairman Isakson and Ranking Members Tester and Walz for their commitment to reaching a strong, bipartisan agreement. This legislation will ensure veterans continue to have ... 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

  • Chairman Roe Statement on Minibus Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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 on the conference report for the minibus, which includes critical funding for the VA MISSION Act and other Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) priorities: “Under this bipartisan agreement, VA is set to receive the largest dollar amount in history. Additionally, VA will receive the funding needed for implementation of the VA MISSION Act while adhering to ... 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

  • 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

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