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Roe, Peterson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Veterans' Second Amendment Rights

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), a Member of the Committee, introduced H.R. 3826, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This bipartisan bill would prevent veterans from losing their Second Amendment right to purchase or own a firearm because they receive help managing their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. "Every day, servicemen and women fight to defend the rights endowed in our constitution," said Roe. "But, as veterans, those s... [...]

Members Introduce Bill to Protect Veterans' Children

Today, Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and several other Committee Members introduced H.R. 3788, the VA Child Care Protection Act. This bill would prevent a child care provider from caring for children in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) child care program if they have been charged with a serious crime, such as the sexual assault of a child, until their case has been resolved. The bill is identical to an amendment that Rep. Barr offered during a Committee ma... [...]

Ranking Member Roe: "I am dismayed and deeply disappointed over what happened at today's markup"

Today, Rep. Phil Roe M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement: "I am dismayed and deeply disappointed over what happened at today’s markup - something I have not witnessed during my ten-year tenure on the Committee. Two amendments offered in good faith to address serious issues affecting our nation’s veterans were derailed using heavy-handed parliamentary procedures unheard of in the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. The Chairman referred to the amendments as 'poison pills.' The first... [...]

Ranking Member Roe, Rep. Luria Introduce Bill to Expand In-State Tuition for Student Veterans

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), the Chair of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, introduced H.R.3608, a bill to expand the availability of in-state tuition rates to student veterans regardless of when they were discharged from the military. "Veterans volunteer to defend all fifty states and every United States territory, not just their own," said Roe. "That’s why Congress acted in 2014 to allow... [...]

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Improve GI Bill Work Study Program for Veterans and Dependents

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), and Rep. Susie Lee (D-Nev.), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, introduced H.R. 3535, the GI Bill Work Study Improvement Act of 2019. The bill would improve the timeliness of payments to veterans and other students through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) work-study program. “For years, the GI Bill work-study program has paired veterans and other students w... [...]

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