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House Passes Roe Bill to Bring Accountability to the VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House unanimously approved the Ethical Patient Care for Veterans Act, legislation introduced by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) to require clinicians practicing at the VA to report directly to state licensing boards whenever they witness unacceptable behavior from other VA clinicians. This is the same process that doctors in the private sector follow. Currently, it takes at least 100 days for the VA to decide whether or n...

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Roe Elected as Chairman of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) was elected by the Republican Steering Committee to serve as chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee for the 115th Congress, succeeding Jeff Miller (R-FL), who is retiring at the end of the 114th Congress. Roe released the following statement: “I am extremely honored and humbled to be given this opportunity. During my time in Congress, veterans’ issues have been a top priority for me,...

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Weekly Column: Sevier County

On Monday evening, the Gatlinburg community was hit hard by wildfires that spread from the Great Smoky Mountain National Parks into downtown Gatlinburg. The devastating fires burned more than 15,000 acres of Sevier County, and, as of Wednesday afternoon, claimed the lives of at least seven Tennesseans. Hundreds of people lost their homes, businesses, and livelihoods. On Tuesday afternoon I joined Governor Haslam, Superintendent Cash, Mayor Water...

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Roe Statement on Sevier County Fires

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following on the wildfires in Sevier County: “My thoughts and prayers continue to be with Sevier Countians. I thank the firefighters and first responders who worked throughout the night to evacuate residents to safety and are doing everything they can to stop these fires from spreading. This is a horrible tragedy, and I have been in touch with local officials. I am available to ass...

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