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  • Memorial Day: Sacrifice Through Service
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Next Monday, May 29, is the day this year we set aside to observe Memorial Day; a solemn reminder of the sacrifice and loss our nation’s armed forces have endured since the founding of this great nation. For around 150 years, Americans have gathered to recognize and honor the sacrifices of the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Families, communities and churches across the country will come together to hold ceremonies to honor those who gave t... 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

  • National Police Week: Defend, Honor, and Protect
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    This week, May 15th through May 19th, marks National Police Week; it is a week in which we, as Americans, have an opportunity for all Americans to express appreciation and respect for our local, state and federal law enforcement officers. Every day, law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our county and fellow citizens safe from harm, and keep the peace. I take every opportunity I can to thank law enforcement officers for the work they do. In recent years, their job has been... 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 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 Addresses Constituents After President Obama's Final State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. addressed his constituents in a video message after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union speech. Roe discussed the Second Amendment, the fight against terrorism and several other priorities in Congress in the upcoming year. To watch, click here. The script as prepared for delivery is below as well. Tonight, during his State of the Union address, we heard from President Obama on his priorities for his final year in office. It’s no ... Read more

  • Setting the Stage for a Productive 2016
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    This week, the House passed – with my support – important legislation to make many of the tax credits and deductions hardworking families rely on permanent. This bill brings certainty to the tax code by permanently extending several important expiring tax breaks that encourage charitable giving, small business capital investment and research and development. The bill also paves the way for comprehensive tax reform by moving away from year-to-year tax policy extensions, allowing Congress to focus... Read more

  • Protecting Americans & Defeating ISIS
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    On Sunday evening, President Obama gave an address to the nation to update the American people on his ISIS strategy in light of the tragic attack in San Bernardino, California, last week. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of San Bernardino, especially the victims and their families. I was extremely disappointed in the president’s address. He rolled out no change in strategy and called on Congress to revoke the 2nd Amendment rights of anyone on the no-fly list. Keep in mind p... Read more

  • Reps. Abraham, Coffman, Kuster, O’Rourke, Roe and Takano in The Hill: Our visit to Afghanistan
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Our visit to Afghanistan Over Thanksgiving, our bipartisan delegation had the privilege of visiting Afghanistan to honor our troops and to receive briefings on security, the political transition in Afghanistan and counter-terrorism initiatives. On Thanksgiving Day, we ate with the soldiers and got to meet with service members from our home states. We were welcomed with hospitality and professionalism, and given objective and important information on the status of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.... Read more

  • My Trip to Afghanistan
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the honor of making my third trip to Afghanistan since I’ve been in Congress. I, along with a bipartisan delegation of five other members who serve on the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees, made the trip to visit with soldiers for Thanksgiving and to receive updates on security, political transitions and counter-terrorism efforts. I was especially pleased to have the opportunity to meet with a group of soldiers from Tennessee. These brave m... Read more