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  • 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

  • ICYMI: GOP Members Introduce Bill to Ease Process for Veterans Exposed to Toxins
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Health

    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 the following statements after they introduced H.R. 8506, the Toxic Exposure in the American Military ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Applauds Expansion of the VA Caregiver Program to Pre-9/11 Caregivers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, 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 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the first phase of the expansion of the VA Family Caregiver Program to the caregivers of pre-9/11 veterans. “Today is a historic day for the thousands of caregivers who selflessly tend to our pre-9/11 veterans,” said Ranking Member Roe. “Since President Trump signed the MISSION Act into law in 2018, we have b... Read more

  • BREAKING: Roe, Takano, Moran, Tester Statement on House Passage of Groundbreaking Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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 unanimously passed S. 785, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act – groundbreaking legislation to connect more veterans w... Read more

  • Roe Applauds House Passage of 6 Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 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, 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 cancer receive world class care from VA, that disability benefit questionnaires are available on VA’s ... Read more

  • Roe Praises Committee Work, Encourages More Action to Address Key Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, 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 reported five bills to the House floor, including a bipartisan, bicameral package to prevent veteran suicide: “I am grateful that the Committee could come together today to solidify the deal between me, Chairman Takano, and Chairman Moran and Ranking Member Tester of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee to prevent veteran suicide by sending ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: “Veterans deserve action and I hope that we can deliver for them in the extremely limited time we have left”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement about the prospect for House passage of comprehensive veteran suicide prevention legislation this year: “I was encouraged last night by Senator Moran’s announcement that he and Chairman Takano had reached a deal to secure House passage of S. 785 in exchange for Senate movement on a number of House bills. I hope that is the case as it is unquestionably the right t... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: A Crisis We Cannot Ignore
    Posted in News & Opinion on September 3, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    A Crisis We Cannot Ignore By: Dr. Phil Roe 9/3/2020 Long before COVID-19, America was grappling with another deadly affliction – veteran suicide. Every day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, for two decades and counting, an average of 20 servicemembers and veterans die by suicide. That amounts to 140 lives lost every week, 7,280 lives lost every year, and 145,600 lives lost since 2000. Each one of those deaths is a tragedy and, recently, that tragedy hit close to home for those of us in East T... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Calls for Immediate House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Veteran Suicide
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer urging House consideration of S. 785, as amended, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, this week. “Today, I join my friends in the Senate, in VA, and in the veteran service organization community in calling on the House to pass S. 785 when we reconve... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Applauds Senate Passage of Mental Health Package, Encourages Immediate House Consideration
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Senate passed S.785, as amended, the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act: “I congratulate my friends, Chairman Moran and Ranking Member Tester, for shepherding the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act through the Senate today,” said Ranking Member Roe. “This important bill is the cul... Read more

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