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Ranking Member Roe Announces Committee Members

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Republican Steering Committee recommended 5 new Republican members chosen to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Conference intends to ratify this in the coming days. “I am excited to welcome this outstanding group of lawmakers to the Committee. We have a great selection of members with unique backgrounds and experience. Over half of whom are veterans themselves. I am confident they will work ... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Applauds Secretary Wilkie on Timeliness of Implementation of Appeals Reform

Washington. D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs released a statement applauding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie for certifying that VA is ready to fully implement the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA). “I am thrilled that Secretary Wilkie has certified that VA is ready to fully implement the AMA. This certification comes at practically the earliest possible time that the Secretary could do this, and his swift certifi... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Announces Visit to VA's Nashville Regional Office, Other VA Facilities

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs announced that he plans to visit the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Nashville Regional Office (RO) and the Nashville VA Medical Center (VAMC) on Friday, January 18, 2019. The Nashville RO is one of the places where the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP), a critical element in the implementation of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, is being piloted. This visit will occur shortly ahead of when VA is... [...]

Ranking Member Roe Reintroduces The Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act

Washington, D.C. -Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs reintroduced the Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act of 2019. “This bill was one of the first items I introduced in the 115th Congress, and I am pleased to reintroduce it once again today. Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not use a standardized process to systematically identify or track biological implants used in VA medical facilities. My bill would ensure that if a given biological implant w... [...]

Bergman, Kuster, Dunn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Protecting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. General Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Annie Kuster (D-Conn.), and Dr. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) reintroduced the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019 to protect Service Disabled Veteran Owned and Veteran Owned Small Businesses. “Weeding out fraud in the VA system is a much-needed step in making sure our Veterans get the treatment they’ve earned from VA,” said Bergman, the bill’s sponsor. “That’s why the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act is so essential. This legislation will help protec... [...]

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