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  • Strengthening the Nation's Energy Security
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    This week, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) misguided, job-killing Clean Power Plan (CPP), a key component of the Obama administration’s war on coal. I was pleased with the president’s action because these regulations have been hugely detrimental to our region’s economy – from southwestern Virginia’s coal mining jobs to jobs at Erwin’s railroad depot being just two examples. Further, if left in place, the CPP could have incre... Read more

  • Brick MACT Sets Dangerous Precedent for Future Rulemaking
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Since 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to regulate air pollutants from the brick and clay ceramics manufacturing industries through the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule. It is estimated this rule could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs around the country, and is especially consequential to General Shale, whose corporate headquarters is located in Johnson City. Commonly referred to as Brick MACT, the first final rule was promulgated by the EPA in ... Read more

  • The State of the Union
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Second Amendment

    Tuesday evening President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. This speech was different than other State of the Union addresses given by President Obama because he didn’t really get deep into any specific policy proposals or ask Congress to act. In this year’s address, like those in the past, the president said some things I agreed with and also some things I disagreed with. The president did call on Congress to put partisan politics aside and work together, which we all agree ... 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

  • 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

  • Time to Build
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy

    For six years, President Obama jumped from one political excuse to another as he has worked to prevent construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The first application for the pipeline was submitted in September 2008. Since that time, the State Department has completed five reviews of the project, all finding that construction of the pipeline would be good for the economy and safe for the environment. The most recent analysis was released more than a year ago in January 2014. This report conclude... Read more

  • Roe Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union Address: Good evening. Tonight we heard many of President Obama’s priorities for the next year in his State of the Union address. I was pleased to hear the president express interest in working with Congress, but unfortunately, his rhetoric has rarely matched reality. Before the last election, President Obama said that his policies were on the ballot. Well, In N... Read more

  • It's Time to Get to Work
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    On Tuesday, I was sworn in to the 114th Congress. I am grateful my wife, Pam, was in Washington during the ceremony and for the continued support of family, friends and constituents throughout the First District. Being the voice of East Tennesseans in Congress is an honor, and I look forward to serving you over the next two years. As I look ahead, it’s clear we have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track. The American people expect results and are tired of politics as usual. I am t... Read more

  • Roe Sworn in for 114th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released this statement after being sworn in for the 114th Congress: “Representing the First District in the House of Representatives is a great honor, and I look forward to serving in the 114th Congress. I have many priorities for the upcoming year including: helping constituents cut through red tape and federal bureaucracy, working to promote private-sector job creation and economic growth, stopping the president’s executive amnesty and over... Read more