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  • Roe Statement on Introduction of the Employee Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) introduced the Employee Rights Act. Original cosponsors included Rep. Joe Wilson, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jeff Duncan, Rep. Rob Woodall, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, and Rep. Richard Hudson. “The rights of American workers were under attack during the Obama presidency, and it is time to restore those rights and work to foster a pro-growth, pro-employee environment,” said Rep. Roe. “This legislation will ensure individuals’ rights are upheld when con... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Fiscal Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the release of President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request: “I applaud President Trump and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney for putting forward a serious budget blueprint that prioritizes economic growth and starts the process of getting our fiscal house back in order. Thankfully, President Trump included a number of provisions that affect issues important to the First Di... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Implementation of the Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement in response to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s decision to allow the fiduciary rule to partially take effect June 9, 2017: “The misguided, Obama-era fiduciary rule drives up the cost of investment advice for low- and middle-income investors and makes it harder, not easier, for workers to save for retirement. From the day it was first announced, this rule was a solution in search of a problem. If this is the ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Thin Blue Line Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act, by the House of Representatives: “I commend Rep. Vern Buchanan for introducing this legislation. As we honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line daily to keep us safe and protect our freedoms, I am proud to support legislation that sends a clear message that targeting law enforcement officers will never be tolerated. Holding law enforcem... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) through the House of Representatives: “This bill has been years in the making, and I am proud to support it. As a doctor for over 30 years, I ran for Congress because I wanted to ensure Tennesseans have access to the quality health care they deserve. This plan will dismantle Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered, free-market reforms. In stark con... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Introduction of Free Speech on College Campuses Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced H.Res. 307, a bipartisan resolution that reinforces Americans’ First Amendment rights on college campuses. This resolution will express a sense of Congress that institutions of higher education should facilitate and recommit themselves to protecting and promoting the free and open exchange of ideas, and that free speech zones and codes are inherently at odds with the First Amendment. Roe released the following statement: “With our c... Read more

  • Roe and Members of Congress Send Letter to Secretary of Labor Regarding Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) led 123 Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to encourage the permanent delay of the Department’s Fiduciary Rule. On April 7, 2017, the department, under Acting Secretary Edward Hugler, delayed implementation of the fiduciary rule until June 9, 2017, when it is currently scheduled to be fully implemented. Their action came in response to President Trump’s February 3 presidential memorandum, which directed the department to review... Read more

  • Roe, Hoyer Introduce School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) introduced H.R. 2285, the School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, legislation that encourages states to help ensure students with reversible lower airway disorders, such as asthma, have assistance at school with managing their chronic disease and can excel in any environment. “I’m glad to introduce this important bill with my friend and colleague, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer,” said Congress... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Confirmation of Alexander Acosta as the United States Secretary of Labor
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the confirmation of Alexander Acosta to serve as the Secretary for the United States Department of Labor: “I would like to congratulate Alex Acosta on his confirmation. I have watched for the past 8 years as the previous administration pursued policies that helped union bosses but left workers behind. Secretary Acosta will fight to expand opportunities for all America’s workers and retirees. It is a priority ... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces Bill to Bring Transparency to Unaccompanied Children Placement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced H.R. 2146, the Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act, legislation to require the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Homeland Security (DHS) to provide governors or the appropriate state-level official with certain information about Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) being placed within their states. Roe released the following statement on the bill: “I am proud to reintroduce the Unaccompanied Ali... Read more