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Committee Leaders Introduce Bill to Ensure Full Transparency on VA COVID Emergency Funds

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) 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 Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after they introduced the VA Transparency & Trust Act of 2021. This vital bill ...

Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Mace Introduce Act to Protect Veterans Online

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), released the following statements after they introduced the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act, which would increase cyber safety among veterans. “Veterans are as vulnerable as anyone to cyber risks like identity theft and disinformation campaigns. That’s why Rep. Nancy Mac...

Bost, Mann, Pappas Lead Effort to Improve VA’s Supply Chain Management

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Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) and Rep. Tracey Mann (R-Kans.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, released the following statements after introducing H.R. 2082, the VA Supply Chain Resiliency Act. The legislation would include the Department of Veterans Af...

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...

Lawmakers to VA: “Take Necessary Action to Prevent Sexual Harassment within the Department”

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Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) joined Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Committee Members Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), and Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.), Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and combat veteran Senator Joni Ernst...

Ranking Member Roe, Rep. Womack Call for Accountability Review, Bonus Recoupment of Arkansas VA Pathologist Following Charges

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Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.), the Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, sent a letter to Robert Wilkie, the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), requesting details about how VA intends to hold the former Chief Pathologist at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, Arkansa...

Rep. Jack Bergman Pens Op-ed for National Military Appreciation Month

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Today, Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and a retired Three-Star General in the Marine Corps, penned an op-ed in the Washington Examiner in honor of Military Appreciation Month. Bergman highlighted the many critical veterans laws enacted last Congress and his commitment to ensure that these laws receive the rigorous oversight necessary...

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge VA to Address Harassment in VA Medical Facilities

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Last week, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman Mark Takano (D-Cali.), Rep. Neal Dunn, M.D. (R-Fla.), Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Cali,), Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), and Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) sent a letter to Secretary Wilkie calling on him to share information on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA’s) progress to address harassment of women veterans and employees in VA medi...

Ranking Member Roe and House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Chabot Release Statement on Reintroduction of VA-SBA Act

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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 Adjust...

Ranking Member Roe Announces Republican Subcommittee Assignments

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) announced his subcommittee member assignments and his intention to appoint Rep. Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa) as Vice Ranking Member, which will be approved at the first full committee organizational meeting. "It is exciting to have our subcommittees populated and I look forward to these positions being confirmed during...

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