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GOP Doctor’s Caucus Condemns Governor’s Anti-COVID Vaccine Statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the GOP Doctors Caucus issued the following statement after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made disparaging comments about the Federal Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and suggested that Americans not take an Operation Warp Speed vaccine to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “Once again, Governor Cuomo’s ignorance about safely getting us out of this pandemic is endangering Americans’ lives. It would be uncon...

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Roe Applauds Investment in School-Based Telemedicine Virtual Health Clinic

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant of $313,361 will be awarded to Ballad Health to fund a school-based telemedicine virtual health clinic for 8 counties across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia: “Having doctors available virtually in schools increases students’ access to quality health care and i...

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Roe Shares Concern for First Family

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced they tested positive for COVID-19: “Clarinda and I are keeping the first family in our prayers. Our world-class treatments and rapid testing have improved dramatically since the onset of the pandemic, largely thanks to President Trump’s unprecedented response. I know President Trump is a fighter, and I ...

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Roe Helps Save Only Bankruptcy Court in Northeast Tennessee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act, into law. In addition to extending federal appropriations through December 11, this legislation extended the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of Tennessee, which was scheduled to lapse on September 30, 2020, for an additional four years: “This is the only bankruptcy judgeship in ...

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