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  • Ranking Member Bost Introduces 4 Bills to Kick-Off 117th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Health, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after introducing four veterans’ bills yesterday: “Last Congress, I was proud to join my colleagues in sending meaningful legislation to the President’s desk on behalf of our veterans,” said Ranking Member Bost. “As Ranking Member this Congress, I look forward to continuing that legacy and I am committed to putting veterans’ lives, livelihoods, freedoms, and well-being... Read more

  • Congressional Leaders Praise Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Economic Opportunity, Health, Full Committee

    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, and Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after the House and Senate passed H.R 7105, As Amended, the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020: “Serving my fell... Read more

  • Roe, Bost Statements on Nomination of McDonough for VA Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the incoming Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statements about the nomination of Denis McDonough to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “I have seen firsthand the challenges the VA Secretary faces and how vital real world experience can be when it comes to ensuring veterans, caregivers, ... Read more

  • Roe, Bost, Moran Statements on IG Report Detailing VA Response to Sexual Assault Allegations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the incoming Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kans.), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report into senior VA officials’ response to a veteran’s sexual assault alleg... Read more

  • Bost Selected to Succeed Roe as Lead Republican on VA Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), released the following statements after Rep. Bost was selected to serve as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 117th Congress. “I congratulate my colleague and good friend, Rep. Bost, on being chosen by the Republican conference to serve as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 117th Congress,” said Ranking ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Applauds House Passage of 3 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 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 bipartisan veterans’ bills: “Last Wednesday, we celebrated the dedicated service of over 18 million American veterans and we continue to honor their brave service to our great nation by passing these bills today,” said Ranking Member Roe. “These three pieces of legislation will improve quality and patient safety throughout the VA heal... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Recognizes the Continued Service of Our Nation's Heroes on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following video message to commemorate Veterans Day. To watch Ranking Member Roe's video message, click here or click the image below. A full transcript of the video message can be found below: I'm Phil Roe, Congressman from the First Congressional District of Tennessee and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where I have served for the past twelve years. I'm... Read more

  • BREAKING: Roe, Takano, Moran, Tester Statement on Senate Passage of Takano’s Veterans’ COMPACT Act—Critical Legislation to Prevent Veteran Suicide
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Tonight, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) along with Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) released the following statements after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Chairman Takano’s bill, H.R. 8247, the Veterans’ Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020, or Veterans’ COMPACT Act, featuring 9 provisions to help prevent ... Read more

  • Roe, Banks Statements Ahead of Initial Electronic Health Record Modernization Go-Live
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, Technology Modernization

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, released the following statements ahead of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA’s) launch of the Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, its four associated community-based outpatient clinics, and the West Consolidated Patient Ac... Read more

  • Roe, Roy Urge President Trump to Protect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Health, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.), Committee Member, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to take immediate action to protect veterans’ Second Amendment rights. “It is a national shame that the veterans who served in defense of the right to bear arms that every American is entitled to under the Second Amendment can be unilaterally stripped of that same right by government bureaucrats, without du... Read more

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