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Roe Receives Award for Protecting Small Businesses

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after receiving the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) at a Small Business Town Hall in Morristown, Tennessee: “There is no issue more important to East Tennessee families than jobs and the economy, and small business is the heart of our economy here in the First District. I enjoyed hearing from so man...


Taking Action Against the Opioid Crisis

One of the great tragedies our nation is experiencing right now, particularly in East Tennessee, is the ongoing crisis involving opioid abuse. Opioids include legal prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin; illegal drugs, like heroin; and synthetic drugs, such as fentanyl. It is still shocking to me that just last year more Tennesseans died from a drug overdose than in car accidents. Chances are you know someone – a friend, a family member, a ...


President Trump Signs Long-Awaited Music Licensing Modernization Legislation Into Law

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 1551, the Music Modernization Act, into law: “I have always had a passion for music, and as a musician myself, the Music Modernization Act is long overdue. For far too long, hardworking songwriters have been penalized by an outdated compensation structure, even though the music industry has drastically changed since it was fi...


Putting “America First” in our Trade Deals

President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to put “America First” in his policies, and there is a lot of evidence he is delivering on that promise. Earlier this year, the President announced he was willing to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada unless Mexico and Canada renegotiated terms of the agreement. The President also warned those countries they could be subjected to tariffs...