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  • 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

  • Roe Statement on House Budget Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of both the Republican Study Committee and House Budget Committee budget proposals. Roe released the following statement: “For far too long, politicians in Washington on both sides of the aisle have put the tough choices off to the next budget year or the next Congress, really just leaving them for the next generation,” said Roe. “That stops now. Unlike President Obama, House Republicans are committed to developing policies th... Read more

  • It’s Time for the President to Put Down His Pen
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    Last November, President Obama took executive action to make controversial, unprecedented changes to our nation’s immigration system - despite making earlier claims that he was ‘not a king’ and could not move unilaterally on immigration reform. Moving forward with his plan for executive amnesty, the president blatantly ignored the outrage of the American people and warnings from myself and other members of Congress that he was poisoning the well for real immigration reform. Instead of working wi... Read more

  • Standing with Israel
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    On March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress. I was proud Speaker Boehner invited Mr. Netanyahu to address Congress, and I look forward to hearing his remarks, particularly with regard to the ongoing situation with Iran. Unfortunately, President Obama has refused to meet with Netanyahu while he’s in the United States. The Obama administration and other world leaders have been negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program without much ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Obama’s Request to Authorize Use of Military Force
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s request for Congress to authorize use of military force against the Islamic State: “The Islamic State is a radical terrorist organization with every intention of bringing their heinous acts of terror to our homeland. We must address this serious threat and act pragmatically and deliberately to eliminate this evil. As is the case with any matter regarding war and peace, before I can s... Read more