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  • Roe, Bilirakis Urge Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Improve Housing, Services for Severely Wounded Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, released the following statements after sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer requesting that H.R. 3504, as amended, the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019, be brought to the House floor for a full vote before the House recesses for fiv... Read more

  • Veterans' Committee Continues Work to Support Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    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, released the following statements after Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) and Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), the Ranking Member and Chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand and strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services for homeless veterans d... Read more

  • Congressional Leaders Introduce Veterans Economic Recovery Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, 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, introduced the Veterans Economic Recovery Act of 2020. The Members released the following statements about t... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe, Rep. Levin Introduce Legislation to Expand Servicemembers’ Legal Protections During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced bipartisan legislation to expand the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to provide additional legal protections for servicemembers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. Senate. The SCRA provides... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe, Chairman Takano Applaud Signing of Student Veteran Coronavirus Act of 2020 into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Last night, President Trump signed HR. 6322, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Roe and Chairman Takano’s bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (H.R. 6322) into law. The legislation, which passed through the House in March with more than 51 cosponsors and wide VSO support, will help minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student veterans as schools and universities take proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. “Ensuring that our stud... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: "I hope that our Committee can get back to work as soon as possible"
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, 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 Committee held its first Virtual Forum to discuss the needs of homeless veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic: “This is a difficult time for all Americans, but it is especially hard for those without a home of their own to take refuge in,” said Ranking Member Roe. “Ensuring that homeless veterans have a safe place to rest their heads and receive the car... Read more

  • Senate Passes Second GI Bill Fix for Student Veterans Impacted by COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Today, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 6322, legislation that will allow student veterans to continue receiving certain education and training benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that would be reduced or halted due to programs unable to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. The House and Senate versions of this legislation were introduced by House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committe... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe, Chairman Takano Applaud Swift Passage of Student Veteran Coronavirus Act of 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member, Dr. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Chairman Mark Takano’s (D-Calif.) bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (H.R. 6322). This key legislation — introduced last week with more than 51 cosponsors and wide VSO support — expands on language passed in S. 3503 and signed into law to further minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student veterans as schools and universities ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe, Chairman Takano Introduce Legislation to Minimize COVID-19 Impact on Student Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity

    Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) introduced the bipartisan Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 -- key legislation to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student veterans as schools and universities have taken proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. “Over the last two weeks, we have worked hard to assure student veterans that the support they count on from the GI Bill to c... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe's Bill to Protect Student Veterans Heads to President's Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, 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 S. 3503, the Senate version of his bill to protect GI Bill benefits for student veterans during the coronavirus crisis: "Just over a week ago, we learned that veterans and other students could lose their GI Bill benefits or have them significantly reduced because of actions their school takes to combat the coronavirus. Today, we took actio... Read more

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