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  • Roe, Bilirakis Urge Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Improve Housing, Services for Severely Wounded Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, released the following statements after sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer requesting that H.R. 3504, as amended, the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019, be brought to the House floor for a full vote before the House recesses for fiv... Read more

  • Roe Introduces Bill to Modernize Eligibility for VA Healthcare for First Time in More Than Two Decades
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after introducing The Modernizing Veterans' Healthcare Eligibility Act to create a bipartisan commission to assess veterans’ eligibility for care within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and make recommendations for how to revise and simplify it for the first time since 1996. “Today’s diverse veteran population deserve a healthcare system that was designed ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe, Rep. Womack Call for Accountability Review, Bonus Recoupment of Arkansas VA Pathologist Following Charges
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Investigations

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.), the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, sent a letter to Robert Wilkie, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), requesting details about how VA intends to hold the former Chief Pathologist at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, accountable for the mistreatment of thousands of veterans, including 15 who died, under his care.... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ranking Member Roe Participates in Facebook Live Q & A with IAVA CEO Jeremy Butler
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after he participated in a Facebook Live Q & A interview with Jeremy Butler, the CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) yesterday. “IAVA has been laser focused on serving post-9/11 veterans for years and COVID-19 has not lessened that focus one bit,” said Ranking Member Roe. “It was a pleasure speaking with Jeremy and taking questions from IAVA me... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Applauds Presidential Task Force Report on Preventing Veteran Suicide
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the release of the President's Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) Task Force report: “I applaud Dr. Van Dahlen and the entire President’s PREVENTS Task Force on the release of their roadmap to preventing veteran suicide today,” said Ranking Member Roe. “I was honored to have Dr. Van Dahlen and her team visit Tenness... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: “The only people who suffer from decisions like this one are the veterans we were sent to Washington to serve”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    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 held a hybrid hearing to assess VA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic after 90 days. “This afternoon, the Committee held a hearing with senior VA leaders to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on America’s veterans. Given the immense importance of this topic, I am deeply disappointed at Chairman Takano’s unprecedented last minute decision to... Read more

  • Veterans' Committee Continues Work to Support Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member and Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand and strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services for homeless veterans d... Read more

  • Congressional Leaders Introduce Veterans Economic Recovery Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, along with Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced the Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020. The Members released the following statements about t... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: “The vandalizing that occurred last night at the World War II Memorial and other sites dedicated to those veterans is an affront to them”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement condemning the vandalization of the WWII Memorial and other sites that occurred yesterday evening in our nation’s capital: “For generations, veterans of all ages, races, and creeds have fought under the American flag for freedom, liberty, and justice for all and in defense of the rights enshrined in our constitution, including the right to peacefully assemble. Th... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Three Veterans’ Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    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 three veterans’ bills: “I am proud to support the passage of these bills today to authorize a cost-of-living increase for veterans who receive VA disability benefits, approve the construction of seven VA major medical facilities, and correct an error in existing law that impedes senior leaders in the VA healthcare system from receiving thei... Read more

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