On December 1, 2016, the Republican Steering Committee elected Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) to serve as chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) during the upcoming 115th Congress. Dr. Roe has been a member of the committee since his first term in 2009. Dr. Roe, an OB-GYN and Army veteran, will replace the retiring chairman, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL).
Dr. Roe received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee and served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1973-74. He practiced medicine for over 30 years, including training at a VA hospital and working with veterans in his private practice.
Dr. Roe most recently served on the HVAC Subcommittee on Health and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. You can read his press release HERE and more about his legislative priorities for veterans HERE.