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Roe Introduces Bill to Bring Fairness to Public Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced the Fairness in Public Housing Act. This bill would require tenants in public housing who have earned more than 125% of Median Area Income for more than one year to move out so that other needy families can move in. Roe released the following statement on the bill: "After hearing of long waitlists for public housing, I spent two years trying to get information from HUD about the tena...


Helping Americans Save for Retirement

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama rightfully mentioned that many Americans are having a more difficult time saving for retirement. A GAO report released last June found that, among households age 55 and older, roughly 29 percent have no retirement savings or a defined benefit plan. What the president didn’t say, however, is that his own Department of Labor (DOL) is pushing a new standard that would make it harder for low- a...


Reps. Griffith, Roe Statement on Reports of Deal to Maintain Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Today, Congressmen Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on reports that Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, plans to announce a reversal of Attorney General Mark Herring’s recent decision to end reciprocity agreements and stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states, including Tennessee, which was to take effect on Monday, February 1, 2016: “Like many of our constituents, we were frust...


Protecting Life

Last week, thousands of pro-life activists made the trip to D.C., despite an impending blizzard, for the March for Life on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Each year, I’m so proud of the dedication of the pro-life community and even prouder to support the pro-life movement. As an OB-GYN who delivered nearly 5,000 babies, I will always be a strong supporter of the right to life. I’ve seen with my own eyes through the le...