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Roe Statement on Right to Try Act of 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018, legislation that gives alternative pathways for terminally-ill patients to access experimental drugs through their doctor: “As a physician with over 31 years of experience, taking care of patients has been my life’s work, and I ta...

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Roe Statement on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the House voting down H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the Farm Bill: “I’m very disappointed the Farm Bill failed to pass the House today. I was proud to work with Chairman Conaway and the House Committee on Agriculture to advance commonsense agriculture reforms for East Tennesseans, and I’ll never apologize for taking care of our farm...

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Roe Statement on Trump Administration’s Title X “Protect Life Rule”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement about the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Protect Life Rule, a proposed rule that will ensure Title X funding does not directly or indirectly encourage abortion: “Protecting the unborn is a responsibility that I take very seriously, which is why I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Azar for this proposed rule that will ensure there is...

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Appreciation for Our Law Enforcement

This week is National Police Week, a week to honor the men and women serving our communities every day to keep us safe. When I was mayor of Johnson City, and since coming to Congress, I’ve seen our local police officers go out of their way to allow East Tennesseans to participate in democracy. They stand in as security at town hall meetings; patrol parades; and look after our district offices. In Congress, we are also fortunate to be protected by...

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