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  • Improving the VA
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The men and women who served our country, who risked their lives in the line of duty to protect our freedom and defend our liberties, should be honored, revered and treated with respect. As Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and a veteran myself, I feel a duty to help ensure veterans receive the benefits and services they have earned, and that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsive to veterans’ needs and put veterans first. Just last week, the House of Representa... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Report of Veterans Crisis Line Continued Failures
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in response to the newly released Office of Inspector General (OIG) report revealing continued failures of the Veterans Crisis Line: "It's unacceptable that the issues with the Veterans Crisis Line have still not been addressed, and I hope Secretary Shulkin will take immediate steps to correct these serious shortcomings. The Veterans Crisis Line is intended to be the ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation Protecting Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act: “I strongly believe we must do everything in our power to protect the rights guaranteed to all Americans, especially the men and women who have served, by the Constitution. The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act does just that. I’m proud to stand with my colleagues in passing this importa... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Approval of Legislation Approving the Location for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives approved by unanimous consent S.J.Res. 1, a resolution approving a location in Area I on the National Mall for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial. Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), who authored the House version of this joint resolution which had previously passed the House, issued the following statement regarding the bill: “I thank House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and the entire House of Representatives for... Read more

  • Roe Addresses Constituents After President Obama's Final State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. addressed his constituents in a video message after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union speech. Roe discussed the Second Amendment, the fight against terrorism and several other priorities in Congress in the upcoming year. To watch, click here. The script as prepared for delivery is below as well. Tonight, during his State of the Union address, we heard from President Obama on his priorities for his final year in office. It’s no ... Read more

  • Setting the Stage for a Productive 2016
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    This week, the House passed – with my support – important legislation to make many of the tax credits and deductions hardworking families rely on permanent. This bill brings certainty to the tax code by permanently extending several important expiring tax breaks that encourage charitable giving, small business capital investment and research and development. The bill also paves the way for comprehensive tax reform by moving away from year-to-year tax policy extensions, allowing Congress to focus... Read more

  • Protecting Americans & Defeating ISIS
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    On Sunday evening, President Obama gave an address to the nation to update the American people on his ISIS strategy in light of the tragic attack in San Bernardino, California, last week. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of San Bernardino, especially the victims and their families. I was extremely disappointed in the president’s address. He rolled out no change in strategy and called on Congress to revoke the 2nd Amendment rights of anyone on the no-fly list. Keep in mind p... Read more

  • Reps. Abraham, Coffman, Kuster, O’Rourke, Roe and Takano in The Hill: Our visit to Afghanistan
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Our visit to Afghanistan Over Thanksgiving, our bipartisan delegation had the privilege of visiting Afghanistan to honor our troops and to receive briefings on security, the political transition in Afghanistan and counter-terrorism initiatives. On Thanksgiving Day, we ate with the soldiers and got to meet with service members from our home states. We were welcomed with hospitality and professionalism, and given objective and important information on the status of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.... Read more

  • My Trip to Afghanistan
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the honor of making my third trip to Afghanistan since I’ve been in Congress. I, along with a bipartisan delegation of five other members who serve on the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees, made the trip to visit with soldiers for Thanksgiving and to receive updates on security, political transitions and counter-terrorism efforts. I was especially pleased to have the opportunity to meet with a group of soldiers from Tennessee. These brave m... Read more

  • Roe Champions Amendment to Hold VA Officials Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Amendment Prevents Performance Bonuses from Being Awarded at the VA’s Office of Construction and Facility Management WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced an amendment to H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. Roe’s amendment would prevent performance bonuses from being awarded at the VA’s Office of Construction and Facility Management (OALC). OALC is in charge of construction efforts on all VA projects over $10... Read more