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Mar 7, 2017 Press Release
Shaping The Future: Consolidating And Improving VA Community Care
Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D., held a hearing to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs Choice Program and the future of VA community care programs, authorities and budget impact.
Mar 6, 2017 Press Release
For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, Subcommittee on Health Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) introduced legislation to improve VA’s ability to recruit and retain high-quality healthcare providers and other professionals.
Mar 2, 2017 Press Release
For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Chairman Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Ranking Member Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) introduced two bills, the Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2017 and the American Heroes COLA Act of 2017, to provide a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to veterans.
Feb 28, 2017 Press Release
For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s joint address to Congress:
Feb 28, 2017 Press Release
For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) introduced the VA Accountability First Act of 2017.
Feb 27, 2017 Press Release
Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations Hearing to Assess VA’s Risks for Drug Diversion

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), held a hearing to examine a recently released GAO report’s findings that lack of oversight and internal controls for prescription opioids and employee accountability put VA medical centers at risk for drug diversion.

Feb 23, 2017 Press Release
For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527

Today, House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs Chairmen Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), along with Ranking Members Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) announced upcoming bicameral hearings with Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs).

The members released the following statements:

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), along with Reps. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH) and Mike Conaway (R-TX), introduced the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act.
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, chaired by Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX), held a hearing to examine union activities at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-Minn.) released the following statements after the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) was kept on GAO’s High-Risk List:

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