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 services available to women veterans, especially those serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2009 (S. 407) will provide an increase, effective December 1, 2009, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans, to codify increases in the rates of such compensation that were effective as of December 1, 2008.
“Providing care for our veterans is imperative and one of my top priorities,” said Roe. “It is the duty of our nation to honor and support our service members and veterans. As a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee I am committed to serving the needs of our veterans.”
This legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives under the suspension calendar Tuesday evening.