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  • 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

  • Roe Statement on Senator Isakson's Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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 Senator Johnny Isakson, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, announced that he will retire from the Senate at the end of the year: "Senator Isakson is a good and decent man. It has been a great privilege to serve our nation's veterans alongside him. His dedication to doing the right thing for the men and women who served is second to no... Read more

  • Senate, House Leaders Demand VA Fix Emergency Care Claims Errors Impacting an Estimated 60,800 Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-MT), House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA), Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Member Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to VA today following a damning report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) outlining errors in VA’s processing of non-VA emergency care claims. The OIG found that in 2017 ... Read more

  • Roe Applauds House Passage of Veterans' Bills, Urges Consideration of Republican Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 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 House passed three bipartisan veterans' bills: “I am grateful that, before leaving for the August district work period, the House passed three bipartisan bills that would ensure that our nation’s veterans can more readily access the care, benefits, and services that they have earned." "I am particularly pleased that the House passed H.R. 3504, the Ryan Kules S... Read more

  • Republicans Request Hearing on Bills to Protect Veterans' Second Amendment Rights, Children
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Health, Full Committee

    Last week, Rep. Phil Roe M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and the Committee's Minority Members wrote to Rep. Mark Takano (D-Ca.), the Chairman of the Committee, requesting a legislative hearing on bills to protect veterans' Second Amendment rights and ensure the safety of veterans' children in child care programs supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs. These letters come after Chairman Takano refused to allow the Committee to debate amendments th... Read more

  • Roe, Peterson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Veterans' Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), a Member of the Committee, introduced H.R. 3826, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This bipartisan bill would prevent veterans from losing their Second Amendment right to purchase or own a firearm because they receive help managing their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. "Every day, servicemen and women fight to defend the rights endowed in our c... Read more

  • Members Introduce Bill to Protect Veterans' Children
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and several other Committee Members introduced H.R. 3788, the VA Child Care Protection Act. This bill would prevent a child care provider from caring for children in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) child care program if they have been charged with a serious crime, such as the sexual assault of a child, until their case has been resolved. The bill is identical to an amen... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe: "I am dismayed and deeply disappointed over what happened at today's markup"
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 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: "I am dismayed and deeply disappointed over what happened at today’s markup - something I have not witnessed during my ten-year tenure on the Committee. Two amendments offered in good faith to address serious issues affecting our nation’s veterans were derailed using heavy-handed parliamentary procedures unheard of in the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. The Chairman refer... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe, Rep. Luria Introduce Bill to Expand In-State Tuition for Student Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), the Chair of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, introduced H.R.3608, a bill to expand the availability of in-state tuition rates to student veterans regardless of when they were discharged from the military. "Veterans volunteer to defend all fifty states and every United States territory, not just their own," sai... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Improve GI Bill Work Study Program for Veterans and Dependents
    Posted in Media Advisories on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Opportunity, Full Committee

    Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), and Rep. Susie Lee (D-Nev.), the Chairwoman of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, introduced H.R. 3535, the GI Bill Work Study Improvement Act of 2019. The bill would improve the timeliness of payments to veterans and other students through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) work-study program. “For years, the GI Bill work-stud... Read more

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