Welcome to Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals

Welcome to Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals

Now Open for Membership – Open To Everyone

The Military Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals is now open for initial membership. We are in the process of creating the most effective organization of real estate professionals in support of our military veterans and their quest for home ownership. We have great plans for this organization. This is a great time to become a member. It is Free and we will be adding content and resources soon.

Please note, this organization will accept anyone interested in helping with the cause, not just real estate agents.  Also, if you are a real estate agent, you do not need to be a veteran – the goal is for the real estate community to help veterans achieve the goal of home ownership.

HVAC Schedule March 27 – 31

HVAC Schedule March 27 – 31
Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) today released the hearing schedule for March 27 – 31.

The following event is open to the press:

WHO: Subcommittee on Health

WHAT: Legislative Hearing

WHEN: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming at veterans.house.gov

Legislation

Draft legislation: The Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017
H.R. 91, the Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act
H.R. 95: The Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act
H.R. 467: The VA Scheduling Accountability Act
H.R. 907: The Newborn Care Improvement Act
H.R. 918: The Veterans Urgent Access to Mental Health Care Act
H.R. 1005: To improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans
H.R. 1162: The No Hero Left Untreated Act
H.R. 1545: To clarify VA’s authority to disclose certain patient information to state controlled substance monitoring programs
H.R. 1662: To prohibit smoking in any VHA facility
https://veterans.house.gov/news/media-advisories/hvac-schedule-march-27-31

“Legislative Hearing on: Draft legislation, the Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017; H.R. 91, the Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act; H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act; H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Account…

“Legislative Hearing on: Draft legislation, the Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017; H.R. 91, the Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act; H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act; H.R. 467, the VA Scheduling Account…

https://veterans.house.gov/hearings/legislative-hearing-draft-legislation-veterans-affairs-medical-scribe-pilot-act-2017-hr-91

Wenstrup Introduces Legislation to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

Wenstrup Introduces Legislation to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free
Subcommittee on Health Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) introduced legislation to prohibit smoking in any Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility. Under this legislation, smoking would be banned inside VHA facilities immediately and outside VHA facilities within five years.

“Exposure to secondhand smoke puts veteran patients at unnecessary risk. This common sense reform mitigates that risk by requiring VHA facilities to become 100% smoke-free within five years,” said Wenstrup, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health. “As a doctor and veteran myself, ensuring that those who I have served alongside receive the best possible care is personal to me. But I believe it should be personal to every American. The least we can do for those who fought for us is ensure they receive the same considerations and treatments at the VA, as they would in the private-sector.”

“The health and well-being of our nation’s heroes should always come first,” said Roe, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “This commonsense legislation would bring VA’s smoking policies into the 21st Century, ensuring veteran patients receive the same considerations as patients in the private-sector.”

Background: According to VA, only 20 percent of veterans enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration are smokers. Many non-smoking veteran patients are at an increased risk for cardiovascular events associated with exposure to secondhand smoke. The VHA currently provides 971 outdoor designated smoking areas and 15 indoor designated smoking areas, as required by the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992. In contrast, smoking is prohibited in non-VA federal facilities, indoor military facilities and in most private-sector national healthcare systems. 
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/wenstrup-introduces-legislation-make-va-100-smoke-free

Chairman Roe Statement on Report of Veterans Crisis Line Continued Failures

Chairman Roe Statement on Report of Veterans Crisis Line Continued Failures
Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in response to the newly released Office of Inspector General (OIG) report revealing continued failures of the Veterans Crisis Line:

“It’s unacceptable that the issues with the Veterans Crisis Line have still not been addressed, and I hope Secretary Shulkin will take immediate steps to correct these serious shortcomings. The Veterans Crisis Line is intended to be the first line of defense against veteran suicide, and we must ensure calls are being answered by a trained professional in a timely manner. I am extremely frustrated by the OIG’s findings and will continue to conduct oversight so the men and women who answered the call to serve have their calls answered when they need help the most.”
https://veterans.house.gov/news/press-releases/chairman-roe-statement-report-veterans-crisis-line-continued-failures

“Legislative hearing on H.R. 1461, the Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2017.”

“Legislative hearing on H.R. 1461, the Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2017.”

https://veterans.house.gov/hearings/legislative-hearing-hr-1461-veterans-employees-and-taxpayers-protection-act-2017

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