image description

Roe Acts to Protect East Tennesseans from Burdensome Regulations

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act would require agencies to submit major regulations to Congress for approval if they have an economic impact of $100 million or more. The Congressman also signed on to a bipartisan letter, led by Reps. Bob Latta (R-OH) and Gene Green (D-TX), to the administrator of the Environmental Pro...


Roe Joins Calls to Allow Service Members to Carry Firearms on Military Installations

WASHINGTON D.C. – This week, following last week’s shootings in Chattanooga, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) joined two efforts to allow service members to carry firearms on military installations and at recruitment centers throughout the country. Rep. Roe cosponsored bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) and Steve Cohen (D-TN), which would repeal the ban on military personnel carrying firearms on military bases and at re...


Iran Nuclear Agreement Misguided, Dangerous

Last week, the Obama administration announced an agreement had been reached in nuclear talks between the Iran and the United States, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. The White House claims this agreement will prevent a nuclear Iran, but I believe this deal will jeopardize our national security and regional stability. I have to ask, once again, what part of “death to America” does the president not understand? Why does Iran want a nuclear we...


Roe Measure to Protect Veterans Passes House as Part of Veterans Information Modernization Act

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the House passed a legislative package that included a bill introduced by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), H.R. 1016, the Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act of 2015. H.R. 1016 was added to H.R. 2256, the Veterans Information Modernization Act, when it passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in May. Rep. Roe’s bill directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to adopt FDA’s unique device identification...