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  • Roe Introduces and House Passes Resolution Recognizing Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) gave the following statement on the House floor regarding House Resolution 360, sponsored by Roe in recognition of Memorial Day: "Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of House Resolution 360, urging all Americans and people of all nationalities to visit the national cemeteries, memorials, and markers this Memorial Day. "Following a tradition begun in 1868, our nation will pause this Monday in remembrance of those who have sacrificed their ... Read more

  • Subcommittee Holds Hearing on the Federal Recovery Care Coordinator Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Dr. Phil Roe made the following statement during a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation hearing on the Federal Recovery Coordination Program (FRCP), which provides injured service members with a single point of contact for decisions regarding care and benefits. “Last month, this Subcommittee held a hearing during which three veterans spoke about the care they received. Upon hearing their testimony, concern grew among several of my colleagues and I ... Read more

  • Congressional Delegation Trip To Afghanistan
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 22, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Last week I had the distinct honor of joining the Surgeons General of the Army and Navy and four other lawmakers on the Veterans Affairs’ Committee on a bipartisan oversight mission to Afghanistan. This was both an incredible experience and an eye opening endeavor in many respects. As a veteran and someone who served in a medical battalion, I had a notion of what to expect in Kuwait and Afghanistan; however, what I saw exceeded my expectations. Our troops are doing an incredible job. As I reflec... Read more

  • Roe Defends Veterans' Health Care
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, joined his fellow Committee Republicans in writing to the President expressing extreme concern about the Administration’s proposal to cease providing full funding for health care services to our men and women who have a service related disability. Roe noted that he ardently opposes any attempt to shift this basic responsibility. “I am thankful for our many veterans and the organizations... Read more

  • VA Document Tampering and Mishandling are Subjects of Oversight Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, two subcommittees of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a joint hearing on document tampering and mishandling incidences that occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The document mishandling issue surfaced last year when, during a VA Office of Inspector General audit of VA mailroom operations, important veterans’ documents were found in a ‘shred bin’. In a follow-up nationwide investigation, VA discovered hundreds of inappropriately placed do... Read more

  • Roe Investigates Veterans Benefits Administration
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) gave the following opening statement in the Joint Committee Hearing on Document Mishandling and Shredding at the Department of Veterans Affairs: “Thank you for yielding, Mr. Chairman. “I would like to start by saying that I am looking forward to working with the members on both of Subcommittees here today, and particularly with you, Mr. Mitchell, and the other members on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations as the Ranking Member... Read more

  • Roe Named To House Committee Veteran Affairs'
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) late yesterday received an assignment to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Last week, Roe was assigned to the Agriculture Committee and Education and Labor Committee. “Honoring and supporting our veterans is the duty of our nation, and I am pleased to continue serving and advocating on behalf of our veterans as a member of the Veteran Affairs Committee,” said Roe. “As a veteran, being a member of this committee was very important to... Read more