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Ranking Member Roe Applauds Senate Passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act
June 12, 2019
Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Senate passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019: “I am thrilled that the Senate has finally followed the House's lead in passing the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. I look forward to President Trump quickly signing this bill into law so that, after decades of waiting, these veterans will finally get the benefits they have earned.” Backg... More
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Ranking Member Roe Praises Launch of VA MISSION Act Community Care Program
June 11, 2019
Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement praising the launch of the VA MISSION Act community care program last Thursday, June 6, 2019: “Though the VA MISSION Act community care program began just a few days ago, it is already doing what President Trump and Congress intended it to do - ensure veterans have access to the timely, quality care they need. I am encouraged by the successful implementation of the program... More
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Ranking Member Roe Statement on VA MISSION Act
June 6, 2019
Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION Act) being signed into law and the launch of the community care program: "One year ago today, President Trump delivered on his promise to better serve our nation’s veterans by sig... More
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Ranking Member Roe Statement on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
June 6, 2019
Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day: "Today marks a historic day for America, for the world, and for democracy as we know it. On this day 75 years ago, allied forces marched as one and invaded Normandy. They waded through ice-cold waters and onto the sandy, blood-soaked beaches of Normandy. Though the cards were unquestionably stacked against them, they did not fa... More
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Ranking Member Roe, Chairman Takano Statement on DOJ Decision Not to Appeal Procopio
June 4, 2019
Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Cali.) and Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement after news that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will not appeal the Procopio decision: “We are encouraged by DOJ’s decision not to appeal Procopio and further delay benefits to our Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans. It’s now up to the Senate to finally right this wrong and pass H.R. 299.” More

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