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Ranking Member Roe Applauds House Passage of Joint Resolution to Increase Veteran Access to Dental Care

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed his resolution, House Joint Resolution 80, to approve a request from the Department of Veterans Affairs to pursue a pilot program to increase veteran access to dental care: "I am pleased to see that the House unanimously passed this important measure today. In addition to increasing veterans’ access to care, the MISSION ACT also created a Center for Innovation for Care and Payment to give VA an ... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Statement on the Confirmation of Chairman Moran

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after Senator Jerry Moran was confirmed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs: “Senator Moran has always been a fighting force in Congress for the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces – first in the House, and now in the Senate. There is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to serve our nation’s heroes well as he assumes the role as Chairman of the Senate Committee o... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Applauds VA for Beginning to Process Blue Water Navy Veterans Claims

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began processing disability compensation claims for Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans last week: "One of my proudest accomplishments in Congress was the enactment of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act to provide veterans who served honorably in the off-shore waters of Vietnam with the long-overdue benefits that they are entitled to from the Department of Veterans Affair... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Three Veterans’ Bills

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed three bipartisan veterans’ bills this week: "I am pleased to see that, before leaving for the holiday district work period, the House continued our efforts to support and serve our nation’s veterans well by passing bipartisan legislation that would ensure that the care provided to them from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) meets the highest quality and patient safety standards, protect jo... [...]

ICYMI: Roe Meets with PREVENTS Task Force in East Tennessee

Last week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen of the President’s PREVENTS Task Force released the following statements after meeting with local organizations, focusing on suicide prevention, in the Congressman’s home district in East Tennessee: “It was my pleasure to welcome Dr. Van Dahlen to East Tennessee [today] and to introduce her to the many individuals and organizations here who are stepping up to serve and support their neighbors in need. I am so proud of o... [...]

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