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  • Roe: Veterans Are Now Able to Choose Burial Receptacle at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 4910, the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act, into law on Friday, June 15, 2018. This law will require the U.S. Department of Interior to provide an outer burial receptacle for each new grave of eligible veterans and family members interred in an open veterans cemetery administered by the National Park Service, and includes the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Green... Read more

  • 500 Days of Accomplishments Under President Trump
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Veterans

    Since his inauguration, President Trump has led our country into economic prosperity and worked tirelessly to keep the promises he made on the campaign trail. Monday marked the 500th day of President Trump’s administration, and it’s clear our president is already making historic progress toward getting our country back on track. Our economy is booming, and last month unemployment dropped to 3.8 percent – the lowest in nearly two decades. The president has rolled back billions of dollars’ worth o... Read more

  • Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    Next Monday, our nation will observe Memorial Day, a solemn day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. Memorial Day is an important day in our history when we pay tribute to the men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces. Since 1868, our nation has observed this day to honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who gave their lives in defen... Read more

  • House Passes Roe’s Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Veterans With Timely Access to Quality Care
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed his legislation, S. 2372, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION) Act, on a 347-70 vote: “The men and women who served this country deserve a VA that works for them. Over the last several months, we’ve taken great, bipa... Read more

  • Roe Supports Bill to Help Veterans Pay for Burial Receptacle at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after speaking on the House floor in support of H.R. 4910, the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act. This bill will require the U.S. Department of Interior to provide an outer burial receptacle for each new grave of eligible veterans and family members interred in a veterans cemetery under the control of the National Park Service, and includes the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee. ... Read more

  • Roe Recognized by Military Order of the Purple Heart for Commitment to Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, was awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart’s (MOPH) Outstanding Leadership Award for his work as chairman. Rep. Roe released the following statement: “The Military Order of the Purple Heart is an incredible organization, and I’m honored to receive this special recognition. During our discussions about how best to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and exp... Read more

  • Investing in America’s Veterans
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    One of the greatest privileges I’ve had since coming to Congress is chairing the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Over the last year, we’ve made great strides toward reforming the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but there is still hard work ahead. One of the most important items on our agenda is ensuring veterans get access to timely care, regardless of whether that care is at a VA hospital or a facility in the community. As the Committee works to improve the quality and timelines... Read more

  • Roe to Speak at the Johnson City Washington County Veterans Day Ceremony
    Posted in Media Advisory on November 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced he will speak at the Johnson City Washington County Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. The program will be held at the Johnson City Washington County Veterans Memorial and will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Congressman is expected to speak around 11:20 a.m. For more information contact Gary McAllister at (423) 557-7912 or Garymc222@yahoo.com. WHAT: Roe to Speak at the Johnson City Washington County Veterans ... Read more

  • Veterans Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    This weekend, Americans will observe Veterans Day, a day on which we honor the brave men and women who fought for our country. Since coming to Congress, I have proudly served on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee; and earlier this year was given the privilege and responsibility to serve as its Chairman. As a veteran myself, I take the commitment we’ve made to veterans and their families very seriously. Veterans Day is a powerful reminder of how our nation’s liberty has been secured and preser... Read more

  • Roe: Veterans Deserve Quality Care
    Posted in Weekly Columns on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Since I began service as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (HVAC) at the beginning of the 115th Congress, I’ve worked tirelessly to improve care and services for veterans in East Tennessee and across the nation. As a physician and veteran myself, one of my top priorities is ensuring that veterans’ needs are at the center of every decision made by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). President Trump has also made improving VA a key focus of his administration, and the resul... Read more