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  • Ranking Member Roe Announces Committee Members
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    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 v... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Applauds Secretary Wilkie on Timeliness of Implementation of Appeals Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

    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 ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Announces Visit to VA's Nashville Regional Office, Other VA Facilities
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Health

    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.... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Reintroduces The Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    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... Read more

  • Bergman, Kuster, Dunn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Protecting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology Modernization

    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 ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on President Signing Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after President Trump signed into law the Veterans Benefit and Transition Act of 2018 on December 31, 2018: “I am thrilled that the Senate swiftly passed, and President Trump signed the Veterans Benefit and Transition Act. This piece of legislation included many provisions to help our veterans. This bill does a range of important things, from increasing ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Introduces the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, H.R. 203. “The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 would ensure that our Vietnam Veterans receive the benefits they deserve. This bill mirrors the language of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, which passed the House 382 - 0 during the 115th Congress. One of my final acts as Chairman in 2018 was ho... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on Confirmation of Committee Staffer to VA Leadership Role
    Posted in Press Releases on January 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement following the confirmation of committee staffer Dr. Tamara Bonzanto to be Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection: “I’m proud to see the strong support for this important confirmation. Tammy, who currently serves as a health care investigator on the Subcommittee on Oversight a... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Holds Bipartisan Press Conference, Urges Senate to Pass Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement following the bipartisan press conference he hosted on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 2018: “The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018 is a critical piece of legislation that the House passed unanimously 382 – 0 back in June. It has yet to pass the Senate, which is why I held a bipartisan press conference to urge the Senate to pass it. ... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement: VA MISSION Act Implementation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a joint oversight hearing entitled, “Tracking Transformation: VA MISSION Act Implementation.” Below are Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.)’s remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Welcome and thank you all for joining us for today’s joint hearing of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs. This morning we will discuss the implementation of the John S. McCain, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. ... Read more

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