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  • Roe, Wenstrup & Conaway Introduce Bill to Protect Veterans’ 2nd Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), along with Reps. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH) and Mike Conaway (R-TX), introduced the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This bill would prohibit VA from considering any beneficiary who is assisted by a fiduciary as “mentally defective” without a magistrate or judicial authority ruling that the beneficiary is a danger to themselves or others. “The freedoms granted by the Constitution should apply to a... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Dr. Shulkin’s Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “I congratulate incoming Secretary Shulkin on his confirmation, and I look forward to meeting with him later this week to discuss VA reform. President Trump has made it clear that wholesale reform of VA is a top priority for his administration, and I’m confident we can work together to ensure our ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Dr. Price’s Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Dr. Tom Price was confirmed to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: "I am thrilled my good friend, Dr. Tom Price, will serve as our next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Tom is an accomplished legislator with a strong grasp of what it will take to repeal and replace Obamacare, and I look forward to working with him to put patients back in charge of... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on the Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to halt the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule: “Since 2010, I have chaired hearings, asked questions and written letters in an attempt to understand why the previous administration was pursuing this misguided rule. Our oversight exposed significant shortcomings with the rule, and I’m glad President Trump has signed an executive order to halt its implementati... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces Bipartisan Bills to Protect Seniors, Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after introducing two resolutions to repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board: “One of the most troubling parts of Obamacare is the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). If this Obamacare provision is triggered, this unelected, unaccountable board could have a widespread control over Medicare spending, potentially affecting seniors’ access to care without any accountability to Congress or t... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court: “Judge Gorsuch is an excellent choice. He is a jurist in the mold of Justice Scalia and will fight to uphold our Constitution. I thank President Trump for keeping his promise to nominate a justice to the bench who is committed to the rule of law.” Read more

  • Chairmen Roe and Isakson Send Letter to President Trump Regarding Federal Hiring Freeze
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairmen Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the Trump administration provide the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with additional guidance related to the federal hiring freeze announced on January 23, 2017. A copy of the signed letter can be found here, and the text is pasted below: The President The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: O... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders on Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump issued executive orders to help secure our border: “Now, more than ever, we need to take strategic and concrete steps to protect and secure our homeland, and I am glad President Trump has acted swiftly to fulfill his promise to build a wall. I’ve repeatedly said that a secure border is critical to restoring Americans’ confidence in their government. Justifiably, East Tennesseans have be... Read more

  • Roe Congratulates President Trump & Vice President Pence After Inauguration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement congratulating President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence after they took their oaths of office: “I extend my sincerest congratulations to President Trump and Vice President Pence. Today is a historic day for our nation, and it was a true honor to be outside the Capitol when our new president and vice president took their oaths of office. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Tru... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump issued an executive order directing federal agencies to immediately begin work to ease the burden of Obamacare while he works to repeal and replace it: “I am extremely pleased that, as one of his first official actions, President Trump has directed our government to bring much-needed relief to the Americans struggling because of Obamacare. I share the president’s sense of urgency... Read more