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Utilizing U.S. Energy Resources Good for Economy, Families

One of the most important sectors of the American economy is not being utilized to its full potential. The U.S. energy industry – if given the chance – could give our economy a much-needed boost by creating good-paying jobs around the country and lowering the cost of energy for many American families. That’s why, this week, the House of Representatives is acting on two important pieces of energy legislation. These bills will boost the economy, lo...


Roe Votes to Establish Select Committee to Investigate Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of a resolution to establish a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce to investigate the practices of Planned Parenthood: "Last week, I voted against a continuing resolution because I strongly believe there should be a Congressional investigation into the allegations surrounding Planned Parenthood’s practices with fetal tissue. This week, the House sw...


Taxpayers Deserve a Fair and Thoughtful Investigation of Planned Parenthood

Last week, we saw history made in the House of Representatives twice – for very different reasons. On Thursday, the Pope addressed Congress for the first time in history. Then on Friday, House Speaker John Boehner announced he would resign at the end of October. The Speaker is a good man and, though I have not always agreed with him, has always tried to do the best he could to fight the President’s liberal policies. Now, House Republicans must ch...


Roe Opposes Bill Including Funding for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 719, a continuing resolution passed by the Senate to fund the federal government through December 11, 2015: "The allegations against Planned Parenthood – an organization that receives around $500 million in government funding each year – are deeply troubling. It is absolutely shameful that House and Senate Democrats refuse to provide tra...