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Chairman Roe Statement on Veterans Day, 100th Anniversary of the End of WW1

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement ahead of Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I: "This Veterans Day coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. Though many years have passed since the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, the honor and respect we hold for the brave warriors of World War I has not dwindled. "World War I marke...


A Thriving Economy

Beginning in the fall of 2008, America suffered through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Millions of Americans lost their jobs and their life savings, and the economy was stuck in reverse. In the 10 years since, progress has been made in bringing jobs back, but in the last two years the recovery has finally started to boost confidence in East Tennessee. This is the first time since I can remember that we’ve had more jobs ope...


Working to Eliminate Veteran Suicide

The men and women in our armed forces provide an invaluable service to our nation; protecting us from danger and ensuring we can keep the freedoms we hold dear. Unfortunately, all too often when these same men and women return home from war or after separating from service, they feel left behind with nowhere to turn. As a Vietnam-era veteran, I saw many of the young men with whom I served return from overseas to protests and a nation that did not...


Vital Opioid Legislation Signed Into Law

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, into law. “One of the greatest tragedies our country faces today is the ongoing opioid epidemic. Drug addiction has destroyed the lives of family, friends, and loved ones, and has unfortunately hit ...