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  • Simplifying Our Tax System
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Every April, instead of enjoying springtime, Americans will spend countless hours on long tax forms and working through confusing tax rules. This year, Tax Day falls on April 18th with Easter and Emancipation Day affecting the federal holiday schedule. In their 2015 annual report to Congress, the Taxpayer Advocate Service found that, in fiscal year 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collected over $2.8 trillion dollars. In the IRS’s 2016 annual report to Congress, it is reported that taxpa... 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

  • Small Businesses: the Backbone of the American Economy
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 29, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    May 4-8 is National Small Business Week, which is intended to encourage all of us to recognize the contributions of the small business community to the American economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Tennessee has more than 500,000 small businesses that employ more than 1 million people. These job creators are the backbone of the American economy and I am proud of the entrepreneurs in Tennessee and around the country. Small businesses are burdened with hours upon hours of ... Read more

  • Roe Supports Bills to Protect Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Bills would Repeal the Death Tax, Prevent Federal Dollars from Going to Delinquent Taxpayers & Bring Fairness to States with No Income Tax WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) supported legislation to repeal the estate tax, or “Death Tax.” He also voted in support of three other tax-related bills, H.R. 1562, the Contracting and Tax Accountability Act, H.R. 622, the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act, and H.R. 1563, the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act. H... 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

  • Roe Refutes Claim No Republican Lawmaker Raised Concerns Regarding IRS Rulemaking
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) refuted former Obama adviser Neera Tanden’s claim during a panel discussion on March 11th that “not a single Republican criticized” or raised concerns about the IRS’s power to rewrite the president’s health care law during the rulemaking process. Roe released the following statement: “The claim that no Republican lawmaker spoke out about the authority of the IRS to essentially rewrite the president’s health care law to allow individuals living... 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