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-Fla.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, in sending a letter to House Democrat leaders urging swift consideration of one of the bills – H.R. 3504, the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act – before Congress departs for the August District Work Period.
“Today’s long overdue House passage of these bills represents an important victory not only for servicemembers and veterans but also for some of society’s most vulnerable individuals,” said Ranking Member Roe. “These bills will make it easier for active-duty servicemembers to cope with last-minute stop-movement orders, for severely disabled veterans to live comfortably and independently in their homes, and for blind and severely disabled individuals to remain gainfully employed. I am grateful to my colleagues across the Capitol and across the aisle and our veteran service organization partners for the many months of hard work it took to get these bills to the finish line today. I look forward to seeing them signed into law by President Trump in the coming days so that they can begin improving the quality of life for some of the worthiest Americans.”
The following bills were passed by the House:
- H.R. 3504: The Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act, to learn more, click here.
- H.R. 6767: A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, to learn more, click here.
- H.R. 4920: The VA Contracting Preference Consistency Act, to learn more, click here.