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Roe: The Wins for East Tennesseans and Our Military Are Why I Support This Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting for the omnibus spending package: “I’ve said it time and again that I will never apologize for taking care of our military, and that’s one of the main reasons I support this agreement. After 8 years of underfunding, Secretary Mattis has made clear what the stakes are. When you have more members of our military dying in training accidents than combat...


The Opioid Crisis Cannot Take Any More Lives

The opioid epidemic affects Tennesseans from all walks of life, no matter their race, gender, socioeconomic status, geographic location or background. In 2016, drug-related overdoses, driven in large part by opioids, claimed more lives than car wrecks. One thing is clear: we must continue fighting drug abuse at every level, using every available resource. We must ensure opioids are prescribed responsibly, and that medical facilities have the reso...


Roe and Foxx Praise Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling to Vacate Obama-era Fiduciary Rule

WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), today issued the following statements after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Obama-era fiduciary rule, a regulation that limited retirement savers’ access to affordable financial advice and cost American families an estimated $17 billion a year. “The fiduciary rule has been a disaster since day one, whi...


Roe, Suozzi Introduce the Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) introduced H.R. 5298, the Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act, legislation to reclassify drugs or other substances that act as opioids, such as synthetic fentanyl, as schedule I narcotics based on their chemical structure and function. The members released the following statements: “The opioid crisis affects Americans from all walks of life and is ravaging communities...