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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

  • Addressing Veterans Crisis Line Shortcomings
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    When a man or woman in our armed forces takes their oath to support and defend the Constitution of our country, our country in turn makes a promise to them, first made by President Lincoln, to take care of them when they return from duty as they transition back into civilian life. The men and women who keep this country safe deserve the best care we have to offer. It is an honor to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, which is why I am committed to ensuring our veterans... Read more

  • Roe Statement on S.J.Res 1 Legislation Approving the Location for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, President Trump signed S.J.Res. 1 into law, 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 issued the following statement regarding the bill: “I appreciate President Trump signing this important piece of bipartisan legislation into law. This law will enable the service members who fought in Operations Desert Stor... Read more

  • Improving the VA
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The men and women who served our country, who risked their lives in the line of duty to protect our freedom and defend our liberties, should be honored, revered and treated with respect. As Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and a veteran myself, I feel a duty to help ensure veterans receive the benefits and services they have earned, and that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsive to veterans’ needs and put veterans first. Just last week, the House of Representa... 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 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