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House Republican Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Housing Programs for Homeless Veterans

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Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, released the following statements after they introduced the Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of 2020. “I applaud my friends, Leader McCarthy and Rep. Levin, for in...

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 ...

Roe Leads Bipartisan Push to Include Veterans Employment Proposal in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package Ahead of July Unemployment Numbers Release

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This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, led a bipartisan letter with Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-Tex.) to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy...

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...

Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Three 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 unanimously sent three bipartisan bills to better support servicemembers, veterans, and blind and severely disabled individuals to the President’s desk. Dr. Roe sponsored each of the bills the House passed and recently joined Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-F...

Roe, Bilirakis Urge Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Improve Housing, Services for Severely Wounded Veterans

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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 Impr...

Veterans' Committee Continues Work to Support Homeless Veterans

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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, 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 legislati...

Congressional Leaders Introduce Veterans Economic Recovery Act

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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 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, introduc...

Ranking Member Roe, Rep. Levin Introduce Legislation to Expand Servicemembers’ Legal Protections During COVID-19

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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 Rankin...

Ranking Member Roe, Chairman Takano Applaud Signing of Student Veteran Coronavirus Act of 2020 into Law

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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 a...

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