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Roe Statement on Committee Passage of IMPROVE Act

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement following today’s Full Committee markup of H.R. 3495, as amended, the IMPROVE Act, and H.R. 4920, the Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act: "Caring for those who are at-risk of taking their own lives is fundamentally the right thing to do. Yet, today, Chairman Takano advanced a partisan bill that would prohibit suicidal veterans from getting life-saving care in their local communities ... [...]

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Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3495, the IMPROVE Act, which is bipartisan legislation cosponsored by 228 Members of Congress to prevent suicide among our nation’s veterans: “2,960 – that’s how many veteran and servicemember lives have been lost to suicide since the introduction of this bipartisan bill 148 days ago. Preventing any other lives from being taken should be our sole focus when consid... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Nine Veterans' Bills

This evening, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement after the House passed nine veteran bills: “Tonight, the House passed nine bills to improve healthcare, compensation, memorial, and education benefits for our nation’s veterans. Our work this evening was a fitting tribute to them, the day after our country paused in recognition of and gratitude for their brave service. One of the bills that we passed tonight by a bipartisan vote of 399 to 11 was the Deborah Samps... [...]

Ranking Member Roe: "I encourage all Americans to reflect on the many sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served over the course of our nation’s history"

In honor of Veterans Day, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member, Dr. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement: "On this Veterans Day, I am thinking about the millions of veterans who have worn the cloth of our great nation. From the harbors in Boston, to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam, to the deserts of Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond – throughout America's history, veterans have answered the call to serve and stand in defense of all we hold dear. To each one of them still with us today... [...]

Ranking Member Roe in The Ripon Forum: "Be Grateful for the Many Sacrifices that Keep Us Free"

This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, penned an essay in The Ripon Forum in honor of Veterans Day. Read the article here and below: Be Grateful for the Many Sacrifices that Keep Us Free. The Ripon Forum Volume 53, No. 5 By: Dr. Phil Roe 11/4/19 Every year on November 11th, Americans pay tribute to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. While Veterans Day was deemed a national day of remembrance by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, it was not always wide... [...]

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