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  • Subcommittee Assesses VA Transition Services for Disabled Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing regarding the specialized services the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides injured veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian life. Subcommittee Ranking Member, Dr. Phil Roe said it is imperative that Congress and VA take every measure to ensure that wounded and injured veterans receive the highest quality specialized services available, including inpatient care at polytrauma centers to... Read more

  • House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee members tour health care center
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    NORTH CHICAGO, IL - Members of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, along with Department of the Navy and Department of Veterans Affairs leadership, toured the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes Jan. 4 to learn more about the progress of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. The group was led by Chairman Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) and Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe (R-TN), both from the House Veterans Affairs’ Committee, Subcommittee fo... Read more

  • Roe Continues to Advocate for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), a Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, voted for legislation that continues to support and honor our veterans. “I am proud to support and advocate on behalf of our servicemembers, who so tirelessly fought for the freedom of our nation,” said Roe. “Next Wednesday we will celebrate Veterans Day, which is a very important holiday because it is reserved to honor our military veterans. As a veteran and a Member of the U.S. House Veterans A... Read more

  • Roe Supports Reauthorization of the Defense Production Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1677, which would extend the Defense Production Act for five years, through September 30, 2014. This bipartisan legislation would also require each federal agency to issue final rules establishing standards and procedures by which they use their priority and allocation authority to promote the national defense. Agency heads would further be required to consult with each other to help develop a consistent federal priorities and allocati... Read more

  • FY10 Defense Appropriations Bill Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) voted to pass H.R. 3326—Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. H.R. 3326 contains $508 billion in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). H.R. 3326 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 400-30. “This legislation makes critical investments in the health, well-being and readiness of our troops, their families and the Department of Defense,” said Roe. “The 2010 Defense Appropriations bill continues to put troop... Read more

  • Oversight Subcommittee Investigates Latest Patient Care Problem at VA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing regarding several incidents at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in Philadelphia, in which patient safety was compromised during prostate cancer treatments. Investigations into substandard treatments revealed lack of oversight and systemic problems in the Philadelphia VA’s brachytherapy program. Brachytherapy is the medical insertion of a number of tiny radioactive seeds into the prostate... Read more

  • Roe Champions for our Military, our Veterans and their Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) voted for the passage of H.R. 3082, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. H.R. 3082 contains a total of $77.9 billion in discretionary spending. Roe noted that this bill contains important funding for our military, our veterans and their families. “Supporting the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act is another way I am working to ensure our military, our v... Read more

  • VA Inspector General Report Reveals Quality of Care Deficiencies
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (IG) issued a report that revealed flaws in an internal investigation of allegations pertaining to substandard care at the VA medical center in Fort Harrison, Montana. “This is the third time this year serious questions have been raised about the VA’s quality of care and patient safety record,” said Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affair Steve Buyer. “While I still believe that over... Read more

  • Roe Advocates for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) supported the following legislation, advocating for veterans: The Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009 (H.R. 1016) will provide advance appropriations authority for certain medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs so that veterans’ care isn’t compromised because Congress can’t agree on their budget. The Women Veterans’ Health Care Improvement Act (H.R. 1211) will expand and improve health care s... Read more

  • Honor And Support Our Service Members And Veterans
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 27, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    On Monday our nation paused in remembrance of those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our free Republic. Following a tradition that begun in 1868, Memorial Day is an important day in our history where we commemorate U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. Fond mourners and friends set flowers and flags on the graves of the fallen. Our flag was flown at half staff from sunrise until noon, when it was raised high. A bugle sounded Taps, and those gathered pledged alle... Read more