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  • Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Nine Veterans' Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    This evening, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement after the House passed nine veteran bills: “Tonight, the House passed nine bills to improve healthcare, compensation, memorial, and education benefits for our nation’s veterans. Our work this evening was a fitting tribute to them, the day after our country paused in recognition of and gratitude for their brave service. One of the bills that we passed tonight by a ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: "I encourage all Americans to reflect on the many sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served over the course of our nation’s history"
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    In honor of Veterans Day, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member, Dr. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement: "On this Veterans Day, I am thinking about the millions of veterans who have worn the cloth of our great nation. From the harbors in Boston, to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam, to the deserts of Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond – throughout America's history, veterans have answered the call to serve and stand in defense of all we ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe in The Ripon Forum: "Be Grateful for the Many Sacrifices that Keep Us Free"
    Posted in Press Releases on November 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, penned an essay in The Ripon Forum in honor of Veterans Day. Read the article here and below: Be Grateful for the Many Sacrifices that Keep Us Free. The Ripon Forum Volume 53, No. 5 By: Dr. Phil Roe 11/4/19 Every year on November 11th, Americans pay tribute to the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. While Veterans Day was deemed a national day of remembrance by Presid... Read more

  • Republicans: "Despite the Chairman’s behavior, we remain committed to putting America’s veterans and their families first"
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, Republican Members of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs who attended the markup, released the following statement after Chairman Takano once again refused to allow debate on Republican amendments to improve care, benefits, and services for millions of veterans and their families: "Less than a year into Chairman Takano’s tenure what has until now been the most bipartisan Committee in Congress has seen repeated instances of embarrassing and undemocratic behavior clearly dictated by partisa... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Receives Congressional Caregiver Champion Award from Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after receiving the Congressional Caregiver Champion Award from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation during the foundation's Heroes and History Makers event on Wednesday night: “To receive this award from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation is an incredible honor,” said Dr. Roe. “Over the course of my ten years on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I have had the opportunity to meet ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Encourages Veterans to Join the Veterans History Project
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after speaking on the House floor last night to encourage all veterans to participate in the Library of Congress‘ Veterans History Project: “I am proud to co-lead an initiative this fall with Chairman Takano to get more veterans to participate in the Veterans History Project. The spirit of America is rooted in the men and women who have selflessly served in the United ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: “This decision reflects the bipartisan spirit that our Committee is known for and that veterans deserve.”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee marked up six bills to support student veterans, assist homeless veterans facing legal challenges, and increase quality and transparency across the Department of Veterans Affairs: “This morning, our Committee continued to deliver on our promises to America’s veterans by voting unanimously in support of legislation to help them overcome legal trouble... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Veterans' Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed four bipartisan veterans’ bills: "Tonight, the House continued our efforts to support and serve our nation’s veterans by passing bipartisan legislation to help homeless veterans with children find transitional housing, help veterans with disabilities access important information from VA’s website, and help preserve the legacies of those interred ... Read more

  • Roe, Takano Challenge Congress to Collect, Preserve Veterans' Stories
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) challenged all Members of Congress to participate in the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) before this year’s Veterans Day (November 11, 2019). By asking Members to submit at least one of their veteran constituents’ stories, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hopes to build up VHP’s records and ensure these stories are heard. “We can think of no better way to honor the men and women who fou... Read more

  • ICYMI: Ranking Member Roe Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee Regarding Bill to Protect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Last week, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) testified before the House Judiciary Committee regarding H.R. 3826, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This bill would prevent veterans from losing their Second Amendment right to purchase or own a firearm because they receive help managing their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) financial benefits. "Every day, servicemen and women fight to defend the rights endowed by our constitution. But, upon their return home, those same men and w... Read more

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