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Congressional Leaders Praise Passage of Bipartisan Veterans Omnibus

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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 Isakso...

Roe, Roy Urge President Trump to Protect Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights

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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 Se...

ICYMI: GOP Members Introduce Bill to Ease Process for Veterans Exposed to Toxins

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Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs, and Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), the Co-Chair of the Congressional Burn Pits Caucus, released th...

Roe Applauds House Passage of 6 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills

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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 six bipartisan bills to improve care, benefits, and services for our nation’s veterans: “Today, the House passed six bipartisan bills to better support the men and women who have served. These bills would ensure that veterans with prostate ca...

VA Committee Leaders Introduce Veteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020

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Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs (DAMA), and Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after introducing the Veteran Benefits Enhancement and ...

Ranking Member Roe: “Our Committee acted decisively today to honor the brave service of all veterans”

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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 voted to report 12 bills to the House Floor. “Our Committee acted decisively today to honor the brave service of all veterans - including the millions of women veterans who represent the fastest growing segment of the military and veteran popula...

Congressional Leaders Introduce Bill to Provide Benefits to Veterans and Military Families Fighting COVID-19

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Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.), the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 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, release...

Ranking Member Roe, Rep. Bost Urge Chairman Takano to Resume In-Person Committee Business

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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 Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, released the following statements after the Subcommittee held its first Virtual Forum: “It is baffling and disappointing, to say the least, that today’s forum was held virtually, desp...

Ranking Member Roe, Chairman Takano Call on VA to Postpone Changes to Disability Claims Process

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) sent a bipartisan letter with to Secretary Wilkie calling on VA to postpone their planned elimination of the 48-hour review period in the disability claims process and work with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) to consider alternatives to a complete elimination of this review....

Eligible Veterans to Automatically Receive Stimulus Checks without Filing Tax Returns

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Today, Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that eligible veterans who do not file income taxes do not need to file a tax return in order to receive their stimulus check: "I am pleased to learn today that all eligible v...

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