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  • Roe Statement on President Trump Signing H.J.Res 43 Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.J. Res. 43 into law: “I am proud to support the sanctity of life and to continue to be a strong voice for the right to life. States will now no longer be forced to use Title X money to fund Planned Parenthood or other entities that provide abortions. I believe states should be able to consider whether or not an organization provides abortions when granting them taxpayer funding... Read more

  • Roe Statement on U.S. Strikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the U.S. strikes in Syria: “Earlier this week, a horrific chemical attack conducted by the Assad regime in a rebel-held area of Syria took the lives of dozens of innocent men, women and children. This treachery should not go unpunished, and it did not thanks to President Trump's leadership and swift and appropriate action. Last night, the United States held Assad accountable and responded with tactical strike... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States: “I congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his well-deserved confirmation to serve as the newest Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Gorsuch carries impeccable credentials and exceptional legal knowledge which make him an obvious choice to fill the... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Department of Labor’s Decision to Delay the Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s decision to delay the Obama administration’s Fiduciary Rule by an additional 60 days: “I commend President Trump for again delaying the Department of Labor’s misguided Obama-era Fiduciary Rule that would drive up the cost of investment advice for low- and middle-income investors. Since 2010, I have chaired hearings, asked questions and written letters to the Obama administration in ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on S.J.Res 1 Legislation Approving the Location for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, President Trump signed S.J.Res. 1 into law, a resolution approving a location in Area I on the National Mall for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial. Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), who authored the House version of this joint resolution issued the following statement regarding the bill: “I appreciate President Trump signing this important piece of bipartisan legislation into law. This law will enable the service members who fought in Operations Desert Stor... Read more

  • Roe & Courtney Reintroduce Bill to Ensure Equal Access to Electronic Materials and Technology at Higher Education Institutions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) reintroduced H.R. 1772, the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act. The bill would establish an independent commission to develop voluntary guidelines for accessible postsecondary electronic instructional materials and related technologies to ensure students with disabilities have access to the same educational materials as non-disabled students. The commission will be comprised of representativ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Nomination of Bill Hagerty of Tennessee to be U.S. Ambassador to Japan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Bill Hagerty was nominated by President Trump to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Japan: “I am thrilled President Trump has nominated a great Tennessean, Bill Hagerty, to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan. With superb credentials, Bill served under Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam as the Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Devel... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Health Care Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on health care reform: “I am proud to stand with President Trump and Speaker Ryan in support of patient-centered, free-market health care reform. Our work to protect patients from the failures of Obamacare will continue. With one-third of the counties in the First District left with no options for health care coverage in 2018 under Obamacare, and with double-digit premium increases year after year, this is t... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 1101, Small Business Health Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act – legislation to empower small businesses and workers through association health plans: “As a former business owner myself, I proudly supported the Small Business Health Fairness Act to help ensure small businesses can provide affordable health insurance for working families by allowing those small businesses to band together and offer cover... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Report of Veterans Crisis Line Continued Failures
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 ... Read more