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  • 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

  • Roe Supports Budget Proposal to Start Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in support of the fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. This proposal will trigger the ability to use the reconciliation process to repeal Obamacare: “In 2011, when the American people put Republicans in charge of the House of Representatives, we made a promise that we would repeal the fundamentally flawed Affordable Care Act and replace it with patient-centered, market-driven health care reforms. I... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on VA Secretary Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President-elect Trump nominated Dr. David J. Shulkin to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “I am pleased President-elect Trump has chosen a physician to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, especially one familiar with the integrating of private practitioners into the VA's network of health care providers. I’ve long said I would be happy to work with anyone committed... Read more