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  • Ranking Member Roe Urges Passage of Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a legislative hearing on H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, and pending legislation. During the hearing, Full Committee Ranking Member Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) urged the need to pass legislation to ensure that Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans receive the benefits they have earned. Below are Roe's opening remarks: Opening Remarks as Prepa... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Opening Statement: Tragic Trends: Suicide Prevention Among Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held an oversight hearing to discuss veteran suicide prevention. Below are Ranking Member Rep. Phil Roe's, M.D. (R-Tenn.) opening remarks: Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery: Tonight’s topic is the most important, most confounding, and most heartbreaking one that we will discuss in this Committee. While suicide is a tragedy no matter where it happens, it is particularly painful when it occurs on the grounds of a Department ... Read more