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Roe Announces District Staff Changes

JOHNSON CITY, TENN – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced that his District Director, John Abe Teague, will retire at the end of the month. Roe also announced his field representative, Bill Darden, will take over as District Director, and Daryl Brady, who worked for Leadership Knoxville, has joined the office as field representative. Roe released the following statement on the staff changes: “John Abe Teague is a dear friend who has been w...


Roe: We Must Hold Iran Accountable

Last week, President Trump announced his decision, after months of careful review and consideration, to re-evaluate the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and set our country on a course to correct the flaws of the previous administration’s policy. I’ve opposed the Iran nuclear agreement since day one because this agreement is bad for national security and greatly threatens the future of the U...


Roe Statement on Cost Sharing Reduction Payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after the Trump administration announced its intention to end Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments: “As I’ve said time and time again, our nation is one of laws, and laws are written by Congress, not in the Oval Office. The previous administration often willfully ignored the constitutional limits of executive authority, and because the Affordable Care Act was a...


Relief from Obamacare

This week, President Trump signed an executive order to allow the purchase of health insurance across state lines while easing some of the restrictions set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare – so patients can shop for coverage they can afford. State Street in Bristol perfectly illustrates why restrictions on purchasing coverage from another state make no sense –Tennesseans can’t purchase health insurance from a business on...