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  • Ranking Member Roe Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Vet Center Eligibility
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 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 introduced the Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Mike Levin (D-Cali.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and supported by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS). "It is imperative that we do all we can to reduce the number of suicides among those who served our country," said Roe. "By allow... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Opening Statement: Legislative Presentation of NASDVA, FRA, GSW, BVA,JWV, MOPH, and MOAA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a joint hearing to hear the 2019 Legislative Presentation of The National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs, Fleet Reserve Association, Gold Star Wives of America, Blinded Veterans Association , Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Military Officers Association of America. Below are Ranking Member Rep. Phil Roe's, M.D. (R-Tenn.) o... Read more

  • Roe: 'President Trump continues to prioritize our veterans'
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 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 after President Trump announced his fiscal year 2020 budget plan: "Once again, President Trump has shown the world where his priorities lie - with our servicememebers and veterans. The President's $216.2 billion proposed fiscal year 2020 budget will allow VA to continue to improve and serve our veterans. I am pleased to see that VA received a record budget, particularly when it co... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe and House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Chabot Release Statement on Reintroduction of VA-SBA Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Investigations

    Today, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and the Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) released statements following the reintroduction of legislation to better enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fulfill their designated responsibilities. The Verification Alignment and Service-disabled Business Adjustment (VA-SBA) Act was introduced by Rep.Trent Kelly (R-Miss). House Committee on Veterans' Affairs' ... Read more

  • Roe, Banks on VA's EHR Modernization: ‘Slow and steady wins the race’
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology Modernization

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, released the following statement on the management of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Electronic Health Record Modernization program (EHRM): “VA is undertaking the largest electronic health record transition in U.S. history. We have no illusions about the complexity and difficulty... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Opposes H.R. 1, Stresses Negative Impact on Veterans' Benefits
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Full Committee

    Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Rep. Phil Roe's, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in opposition to H.R. 1: "The provisions of H.R. 1 under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs would cause the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to take its eye off the ball of its primary mission of service to veterans. I am concerned about the impact H.R. 1 may have on the timeliness of VA’s delivery of benefits.This bill would require VA to dela... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Opening Statement: Legislative Presentation of AMVETS, PVA, VVA, IAVA, SVA, AXPOW, WWP
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a joint hearing to hear the 2019 Legislative Presentation of American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Vietnam Veterans of America, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Student Veterans of America, American Ex-Prisoners of War, and the Wounded Warrior Project. Below are Ranking Member Rep. Phil Roe's, M.D. (R-Tenn.) remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: I am proud to serve as ... Read more

  • Takano, Roe Issue Bipartisan Statement on Veteran Suicide Prevention
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Reps. Mark Takano (D-Cali.) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, respectively, issued a joint bipartisan statement following yesterday’s roundtable on veteran suicide prevention: “Our Committee believes in identifying and utilizing every tool at our disposal to reduce the number of veteran suicides each year. That’s why we came together with our partners and stakeholders to continue this vital conversation in earnest. We will cont... Read more

  • House Passes Bipartisan VA Health Care Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, 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 House passed the VET HP Act, The Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act, as well as a bill to rename a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outstation in North Ogden, Utah last night. "I am proud to support all these bills that passed the House today. The VET HP Act, which passed the House in a similar bill last Congress, would increase exposure to veteran-specific... Read more

  • Rep. Clay Higgins Reintroduces The Long Term Care Veterans Choice Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Yesterday, Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) reintroduced The Long Term Care Veterans Choice Act, H.R 1527. The legislation is also cosponsored by Vice Ranking Member Rep. Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa), Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.), Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.), Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R-Puerto Rico). "I am grateful that Rep. Higgins has worked so hard on behalf of veterans, but specifically for those who utilize the Medical Foster Home program (MFH)," said Ranking... Read more

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