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  • Reps. Griffith, Roe Statement on Reports of Deal to Maintain Concealed Carry Reciprocity
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    Today, Congressmen Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on reports that Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, plans to announce a reversal of Attorney General Mark Herring’s recent decision to end reciprocity agreements and stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states, including Tennessee, which was to take effect on Monday, February 1, 2016: “Like many of our constituents, we were frustrated by Attorney General Herring’s confusing and ... Read more

  • The Second Amendment Doesn’t Stop at the State Line
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    On December 22, 2015, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia would stop honoring concealed carry permits from 25 states, including Tennessee. This is absurd, especially for the law-abiding Tennesseans who cross into Virginia often for work or other reasons. This will be particularly confusing for permit holders and law enforcement in Bristol, where you can literally stand in the middle of State Street and have one leg in Virginia and one in Tennessee. ... Read more

  • Reps. Roe and Griffith Comment on Commonwealth’s Decision Not to Honor Reciprocity Agreements
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    BRISTOL, VA – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) held a press conference to discuss the recent announcement that the Commonwealth of Virginia will end reciprocity agreements and stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states, including Tennessee. The announcement was made on December 22, 2015 by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Rep. Roe released the following statement: “This announcement is confusing and unworkable for law-abiding Tennesseans, and ... 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

  • President Obama is Wrong on Gun Control Executive Actions
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    Tuesday morning, President Obama formally announced his plan to unilaterally expand gun control laws. Unsurprisingly, the president has again overstepped the boundaries and power of his office. While we all want fewer senseless acts of violence to occur in our communities, the president is choosing to punish lawful gun owners and restrict their Second Amendment rights rather than address the actual causes of mass murders - such as the need for improved mental health care and the growing threat o... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the President’s Executive Actions on Gun Control
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on President Obama’s executive actions on gun control: "I am adamantly, 100 percent opposed to President Obama’s unconstitutional actions on gun control. Instead of leading the country in a debate about how to improve our mental health care system, which might actually prevent future mass killings, the president is hell-bent on punishing law-abiding citizens by taking away the rights granted to them in the Cons... 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 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