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BREAKING: Roe, Takano, Moran, Tester Statement on House Passage of Groundbreaking Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Bill

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after the House unanimously passed S. 785, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act – groundbreaking legislation to connect more veterans with critical mental health care. “I am proud of th... [...]

Ranking Member Roe: “These bills build on our commitment to serving the men and women who have worn the cloth of our nation”

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed five bipartisan veterans’ bills: “In addition to passing S. 785, landmark veteran suicide prevention legislation, today, the House also forwarded four other important bills to the Senate,” said Ranking Member Roe. “These bills build on our commitment to serving the men and women who have worn the cloth of our nation by supporting those struggling with unemployment, homelessness, debt, and ... [...]

Roe Applauds House Passage of 6 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed six bipartisan bills to improve care, benefits, and services for our nation’s veterans: “Today, the House passed six bipartisan bills to better support the men and women who have served. These bills would ensure that veterans with prostate cancer receive world class care from VA, that disability benefit questionnaires are available on VA’s website to veterans and their private medical prov... [...]

Roe Praises Committee Work, Encourages More Action to Address Key Proposals

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee reported five bills to the House floor, including a bipartisan, bicameral package to prevent veteran suicide: “I am grateful that the Committee could come together today to solidify the deal between me, Chairman Takano, and Chairman Moran and Ranking Member Tester of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to prevent veteran suicide by sending S. 785, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans M... [...]

House Republican Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Housing Programs for Homeless Veterans

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, released the following statements after they introduced the Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of 2020. “I applaud my friends, Leader McCarthy and Rep. Levin, for introducing the Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act to make it easier for homeless veterans to access safe, affordable housing,” said Ranking Member Roe. ... [...]

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