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Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Three 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 three veterans’ bills: “I am proud to support the passage of these bills today to authorize a cost-of-living increase for veterans who receive VA disability benefits, approve the construction of seven VA major medical facilities, and correct an error in existing law that impedes senior leaders in the VA healthcare system from receiving their full salaries. Passage of these bills today is a... [...]

Ranking Member Roe, Rep. Bost Urge Chairman Takano to Resume In-Person Committee Business

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, released the following statements after the Subcommittee held its first Virtual Forum: “It is baffling and disappointing, to say the least, that today’s forum was held virtually, despite the House being in session and voting this afternoon,” said Ranking Member Roe. “The Committee has a constitutional responsibility to conduct over... [...]

Ranking Member Roe: Take A Moment Today to Remember & Reflect

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement commemorating Memorial Day: “From the moment the American idea was born, brave men and women have given their lives to safeguard it against all enemies. Today is the day when we pause to remember their noble sacrifice and the legacy of liberty and opportunity they leave behind. While our public ceremonies may look different this year than in years past, the meaning of Memorial Day does not carry any less weight. ... [...]

Ranking Member Roe: “As elected officials, we have a constitutional duty and a moral imperative to lead by example in safely moving forward”

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 H.Res 965, which allows House Committees to conduct official business through virtual hearings, markups, and depositions and also implements proxy voting. “Fewer than ten days after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Congress returned to the House chamber to carry on with the people’s business. The day after 9/11, Congress reconvened on the House Floor to show strength and unity in the face of th... [...]

Veterans' Affairs Committee Leaders Call for GAO Oversight of Medical Supply Chain and VA COVID-19 Relief Funds

Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) sent a joint letter with Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the use and management of the emergency relief funds that were appropriated to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) following passage of the CARES Act. In their letter, the Members wrote, “We request that GAO gather information on the eff... [...]

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