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  • Ranking Member Roe Applauds Senate Passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Full Committee

    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... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Praises Launch of VA MISSION Act Community Care Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    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... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Statement on VA MISSION Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    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... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Statement on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    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... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe, Chairman Takano Statement on DOJ Decision Not to Appeal Procopio
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Full Committee

    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.” Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Pens Op-ed for Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Yesterday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, penned an op-ed in The Hill in honor of Memorial Day. Read the article here and below: This Memorial Day, I challenge everyone to find a way to honor our nation's fallen The Hill By: Dr. Phil Roe 05/27/19 I remember the moment well. It was 1971. I was 26 and living in Memphis, Tenn. I went to get the mail, like I did every day. But, this day was different because there was a letter notifying me t... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: 'Take a few moments to reflect on what Memorial Day actually means'
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released a statement ahead of Memorial Day: Below are his remarks: Below are Roe's remarks, as delivered: This Monday, we will be home - most of us celebrating Memorial Day with our family and with our friends with barbeques and cook-outs. But I want you to take a few moments to reflect on what Memorial Day actually means. For me, it is one of the most difficult days of the year. I am an Army veteran... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Honors Fallen Heroes on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Yesterday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, honored fallen servicemembers on the House Floor ahead of Memorial Day. Below are his remarks: Below are his remarks as delivered on the House Floor: Next Monday is Memorial Day. And for me, personally, I want to thank all the members of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, the Chairman and others. You’ve seen today the work we’ve done in a bipartisan way to help our nation’s heroes. And as I’ve said,... Read more

  • Rep. Jack Bergman Pens Op-ed for National Military Appreciation Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Investigations, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and a retired Three-Star General in the Marine Corps, penned an op-ed in the Washington Examiner in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Bergman highlighted the many critical veterans laws enacted last Congress and his commitment to ensure that these laws receive the rigorous oversight necessary to ensure that veterans receive the services and support promised to them. Read the article here an... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Applauds House Passage of 9 Bipartisan Veterans Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Economic Opportunity, Health, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed 9 bipartisan veterans bills: "I am thrilled that, ahead of Memorial Day, the House was able to honor our veterans by passing several important bills, which would provide the nation's heroes with essential services and support. I am especially happy that two of my own bills were part of today's achievements. "Several of the bills passed today would help reduce, and ultimately prevent, veteran suicide. I i... Read more

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