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  • 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

  • Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation Protecting Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act: “I strongly believe we must do everything in our power to protect the rights guaranteed to all Americans, especially the men and women who have served, by the Constitution. The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act does just that. I’m proud to stand with my colleagues in passing this importa... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Approval of Legislation Approving the Location for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives approved by unanimous consent S.J.Res. 1, 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 which had previously passed the House, issued the following statement regarding the bill: “I thank House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and the entire House of Representatives for... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the American Health Care Act, House Republicans’ plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reforms: "This bill isn’t just a promise kept, it’s good policy that will give every American who wants health coverage the ability to purchase it. We know Obamacare has failed, especially in East Tennessee where one-third of the counties in the First District will have no options for coverage... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump’s joint address to Congress: "President Trump put forward a bold, positive and encouraging agenda for our country tonight, and it was an honor to sit in the House chamber for his first joint address. I was proud to hear the president discuss our shared priorities like creating and keeping good-paying jobs; repealing and replacing Obamacare; ensuring we have a secure border and strong mi... Read more

  • 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