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Ranking Member Roe Applauds House Passage of 9 Bipartisan Veterans Bills

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed 9 bipartisan veterans bills: "I am thrilled that, ahead of Memorial Day, the House was able to honor our veterans by passing several important bills, which would provide the nation's heroes with essential services and support. I am especially happy that two of my own bills were part of today's achievements. "Several of the bills passed today would help reduce, and ultimately prevent, veteran suicide. I introduced the Vet Center Eligibility Act, which wo... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Statement on National Police Week

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement to commemorate National Police Week: “As we recognize National Police Week, I want the men and women who put on a uniform and protect our communities each day to know how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a particularly impressive police force composed of approximately 4,000 officers, many of whom are veterans themselves. These brave individuals have chosen to answer the call of duty to ensure that patients, staff, and... [...]

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge VA to Address Harassment in VA Medical Facilities

Last week, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman Mark Takano (D-Cali.), Rep. Neal Dunn, M.D. (R-Fla.), Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Cali,), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), and Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) sent a letter to Secretary Wilkie calling on him to share information on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA’s) progress to address harassment of women veterans and employees in VA medical facilities. “[while] we applaud VA for funding research that systematically studied harassment of women veterans in VA health care settings,” the ... [...]

House Passes Legislation to Extend Benefits to Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans

Today, Chairman Mark Takano (D-Cali.) and Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statements after the House passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, H.R. 299. The bill unanimously passed the House, 410 - 0. "I applaud the House's passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act," said Roe. "This bill will ensure that our Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans receive the long overdue benefits that they earned. Last Congress, while I was Chairman of the Committee, the House unanimously passed nearly identical... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Statement on Health Care for Women Veterans

Today, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in honor of National Women's Health Week: "Providing women with high-quality care has been one of my life’s missions, both as an OBGYN who delivered almost 5,000 babies over the course of my medical career and throughout my time as Chairman and now Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Every day, I strive to ensure that VA delivers on its promise to provide women veterans with the care they earned. “I am glad that VA medical facilities are hold... [...]

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