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Roe Bill to Protect Veterans Passes Committee, Heads to Full House for Consideration

WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, legislation introduced by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) was approved by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The bill, H.R. 1016, the Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act of 2015, was combined with legislation introduced by Rep. Dan Benishek, M.D. (R-MI). H.R. 1016 directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to adopt FDA’s unique device identification system (UDI) for labeling of all biological impl...


Roe, Bera introduce bipartisan legislation to fund prescription drug disposal

Congressmen Phil Roe and Ami Bera, both medical doctors, introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday to establish a grant program for funding prescription drug disposal across the country, the Dispose Responsibly Of your Pills Act (DROP) of 2015 (H.R. 2463). Research shows that more than half of nonmedical users of prescription medications got them from people they know. Properly disposing of prescription medications that are no longer needed is ...


All-of-the-Above Means Coal Too

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to join my friend and colleague, Southwest Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith, at the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance’s annual meeting in Kingsport. Coal is an important source of domestic energy. Did you know that coal provides nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity and is used in 48 states? In fact, the United States has more coal than any other country. Despite the abundance of this key resource, the O...


Roe to Speak at Parkway Place Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) will attend and speak at the ribbon cutting for Eastern Eight’s newest apartment complex, Parkway Place. The ceremony will take place in Johnson City on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Parkway Place is funded through the Housing Trust Fund and FHLB of Cincinnati. Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization and a NeighborWork...