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Ranking Member Roe: "This decision reflects the bipartisan spirit that our Committee is known for and that veterans deserve."

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee marked up six bills to support student veterans, assist homeless veterans facing legal challenges, and increase quality and transparency across the Department of Veterans Affairs: "This morning, our Committee continued to deliver on our promises to America’s veterans by voting unanim...


Roe Applauds Grant to Help Prevent School Violence in Elizabethton City Schools

WASHINGTON D.C. – Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced a grant of $470,662 awarded to Elizabethton City Schools to help prevent school violence: “Students should feel safe in the classroom, and no parent should worry about their child’s safety during the school day. I am pleased to see Elizabethton schools receive a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violenc...


ARC Invests Over $3.4 Million in the First District

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas released the following statements after ARC announced Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grants totaling $3,499,305 awarded to the First District of Tennessee: “The Appalachian region is unique and faces many challenges unlike those in other areas of the United States. Many com...


A Story Worth Preserving

I was just a young man in the summer of 1973, but I still remember that summer like it was yesterday. It was the summer when I was called to serve our nation during the Vietnam War. Many of those with whom I served and who returned came back to protests and opposition. Their sacrifices had seemingly gone unnoticed and underappreciated. Fortunately, Americans’ attitudes toward servicemembers has changed since the Vietnam War. Today, our servicemem...