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  • Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Three Veterans’ Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee, Technology Modernization

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed three bipartisan veterans’ bills this week: "I am pleased to see that, before leaving for the holiday district work period, the House continued our efforts to support and serve our nation’s veterans well by passing bipartisan legislation that would ensure that the care provided to them from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) meets the highes... Read more

  • ICYMI: Roe Meets with PREVENTS Task Force in East Tennessee
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Last week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen of the President’s PREVENTS Task Force released the following statements after meeting with local organizations, focusing on suicide prevention, in the Congressman’s home district in East Tennessee: “It was my pleasure to welcome Dr. Van Dahlen to East Tennessee [today] and to introduce her to the many individuals and organizations here who are stepping up to serve and s... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Committee Passage of IMPROVE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement following today’s Full Committee markup of H.R. 3495, as amended, the IMPROVE Act, and H.R. 4920, the Department of Veterans Affairs Contracting Preference Consistency Act: "Caring for those who are at-risk of taking their own lives is fundamentally the right thing to do. Yet, today, Chairman Takano advanced a partisan bill that would prohibit suicidal veterans from ge... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Nine Veterans' Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    This evening, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement after the House passed nine veteran bills: “Tonight, the House passed nine bills to improve healthcare, compensation, memorial, and education benefits for our nation’s veterans. Our work this evening was a fitting tribute to them, the day after our country paused in recognition of and gratitude for their brave service. One of the bills that we passed tonight by a ... Read more

  • Republicans: "Despite the Chairman’s behavior, we remain committed to putting America’s veterans and their families first"
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, Republican Members of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs who attended the markup, released the following statement after Chairman Takano once again refused to allow debate on Republican amendments to improve care, benefits, and services for millions of veterans and their families: "Less than a year into Chairman Takano’s tenure what has until now been the most bipartisan Committee in Congress has seen repeated instances of embarrassing and undemocratic behavior clearly dictated by partisa... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: “This decision reflects the bipartisan spirit that our Committee is known for and that veterans deserve.”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee marked up six bills to support student veterans, assist homeless veterans facing legal challenges, and increase quality and transparency across the Department of Veterans Affairs: “This morning, our Committee continued to deliver on our promises to America’s veterans by voting unanimously in support of legislation to help them overcome legal trouble... Read more

  • Roe, Takano Challenge Congress to Collect, Preserve Veterans' Stories
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) challenged all Members of Congress to participate in the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) before this year’s Veterans Day (November 11, 2019). By asking Members to submit at least one of their veteran constituents’ stories, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hopes to build up VHP’s records and ensure these stories are heard. “We can think of no better way to honor the men and women who fou... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Continue Vital Veterans’ Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Today, Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R 4285, the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019: “I applaud the House for passing this bipartisan legislation that will allow several important veterans’ programs to continue. This bill will allow VA to continue providing direct loans to buyers of VA-owned residences, serving veterans in the Philippines through the Manila Regional Office, supporting travel to and f... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Congratulates VA Deputy Secretary James Byrne
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Full Committee

    Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), congratulated the Honorable James Byrne for being sworn in yesterday as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). “I was thrilled to see the Senate confirm Mr. Byrne last week to serve as VA Deputy Secretary, and I congratulate him on being sworn in yesterday morning. Mr. Byrne displayed great leadership as the VA General Counsel and there is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to serve our nation’s heroes well as Deputy Secretary... Read more

  • Roe Calls for Hearing on Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Veteran Suicide
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Rep. Phil Roe M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, is calling for a hearing on H.R. 3495, the IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act. The bipartisan bill would provide funding to entities that provide suicide prevention services to veterans and their families and is sponsored by Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Penn.). In a letter sent earlier this week to Rep. Mark ... Read more

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