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VA Committee Leaders Introduce Veteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs (DAMA), and Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after introducing the Veteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020: “The Veteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020 would make it easier than ever before for millions of veterans and ... [...]

Roe Leads Bipartisan Push to Include Veterans Employment Proposal in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package Ahead of July Unemployment Numbers Release

This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led a bipartisan letter with Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, requesting that, H.R. 7111, as amended, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William ″Bill″ Mulder (Ret.) Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020, be in... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Applauds Senate Passage of Mental Health Package, Encourages Immediate House Consideration

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Senate passed S.785, as amended, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act: “I congratulate my friends, Chairman Moran and Ranking Member Tester, for shepherding the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act through the Senate today,” said Ranking Member Roe. “This important bill is the culmination of years of hard work, which is reflected... [...]

Ranking Member Roe: “Our Committee acted decisively today to honor the brave service of all veterans”

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 voted to report 12 bills to the House Floor. “Our Committee acted decisively today to honor the brave service of all veterans - including the millions of women veterans who represent the fastest growing segment of the military and veteran populations and Native American veterans who volunteer to serve at higher rates than any other group. By passing my bipartisan bill, the Veterans Economic R... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Expresses Concern Over Democrats’ Wrongful Use of Emergency Funding Measures

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.R. 7608, which would allocate an unprecedented $12.5 billion dollars in emergency funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “It is deeply concerning that House Democrats advanced a bill today that would allocate more than 12 billion dollars in taxpayer funds irresponsibly disguised as mission-critical emergency funding for VA,” said Ranking Member Roe. “Those dollars are spread... [...]

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