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Ranking Member Roe Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Vet Center Eligibility

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced the Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Mike Levin (D-Cali.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and supported by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS). "It is imperative that we do all we can to reduce the number of suicides among those who served our country," said Roe. "By allowing members of the National Guard, Reserve, and Co... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Opening Statement: Legislative Presentation of NASDVA, FRA, GSW, BVA,JWV, MOPH, and MOAA

Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a joint hearing to hear the 2019 Legislative Presentation of The National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs, Fleet Reserve Association, Gold Star Wives of America, Blinded Veterans Association , Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Military Officers Association of America. Below are Ranking Member Rep. Phil Roe's, M.D. (R-Tenn.) opening remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for De... [...]

Roe: 'President Trump continues to prioritize our veterans'

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs released a statement after President Trump announced his fiscal year 2020 budget plan: "Once again, President Trump has shown the world where his priorities lie - with our servicememebers and veterans. The President's $216.2 billion proposed fiscal year 2020 budget will allow VA to continue to improve and serve our veterans. I am pleased to see that VA received a record budget, particularly when it comes to investments in health care for our veterans... [...]

Ranking Member Roe and House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Chabot Release Statement on Reintroduction of VA-SBA Act

Today, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) released statements following the reintroduction of legislation to better enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fulfill their designated responsibilities. The Verification Alignment and Service-disabled Business Adjustment (VA-SBA) Act was introduced by Rep.Trent Kelly (R-Miss). House Committee on Veterans' Affairs' Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Ranki... [...]

Roe, Banks on VA's EHR Modernization: ‘Slow and steady wins the race’

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, released the following statement on the management of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization program (EHRM): “VA is undertaking the largest electronic health record transition in U.S. history. We have no illusions about the complexity and difficulty involved, and we have not been bashful about expr... [...]

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