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Roe Opposes Omnibus Spending Bill

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For Immediate Release, December 18, 2015 | Tiffany Haverly (202-226-8072) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting against the omnibus spending package:

"While I respect the work Speaker Ryan and Chairman Rogers did to try to negotiate the best deal possible with House and Senate Democrats, I strongly believe one of the most serious issues facing our country right now is the security of our homeland. Unfortunately, this bill did not go far enough to ensure the protection of Americans, and I was disappointed no language to strengthen background checks for the Syrian refugee program was included. This package included some things I strongly support like lifting the ban on crude oil exports, funding important Tennessee projects like the Chickamauga Lock and reducing funding for Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, but this bill ultimately included too much wasteful discretionary spending that makes it more difficult to get our fiscal house in order.”  
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