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Roe Recognizes Johnson City’s Sesquicentennial

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) made the following remarks on the House floor to recognize Johnson City, Tennessee’s 150th Anniversary: “Today, I rise to celebrate and pay tribute to my hometown of Johnson City, Tennessee for its sesquicentennial. In 1856, entrepreneur Henry Johnson opened a railroad station and a commercial business, Johnson’s Depot; and just 13 years later in 1869, Johnson City was founded, holding its fi...


A No Vote Is a Vote for Border Security

WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 264, H.R. 265, H.R. 266 and H.R. 267, the Democrat appropriations legislation that fails to fund President Trump’s border wall: “We absolutely should reopen the government, but all of these bills fail to address the one issue that can actually end the shutdown, and that is border security. Last week, Speaker Pelosi declared a wall an “immora...


President Trump’s Three-Part Solution to Secure Our Borders

On Tuesday evening, President Trump laid out a clear and concise case for why a wall on our Southern border is necessary to deal with the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our border. Immigration is not, and should not be, a partisan issue. While building a wall has recently become a flashpoint for Democrats in our current funding impasse, for years this has been a solution that has received bipartisan support. I thought it would be helpful to expla...


My Goals for the 116th Congress

When I look back on the 115th Congress, I am proud of what we were able to accomplish. Two years ago, many East Tennesseans were concerned about the direction of our country. Today, the sense of optimism in East Tennessee is obvious, and much of the change in attitude is the direct result of the policies we were able to pass working with President Trump. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reduced the tax rate for all Americans and paved the way for robust...