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VA Committee Leaders Introduce Veteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs (DAMA), and Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statements after introducing the Veteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020: "The Vet...


Roe Applauds Public Housing Grants to Northeast Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the agency is awarding CARES Act Admin Fee Regular and Mainstream Voucher Program grants totaling $428,500 to Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Kingsport and Morristown: “The COVID-19 pandemic has increased uncertainty for many, and we must ensure our most vulnerable populations have a ...


Angie Craig, Phil Roe Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Giving States COVID-19 Testing Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.) and Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Suppress COVID-19 Act to provide states with the support they need to eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Rep. Phil Roe is a lead author. In the Senate, the bill is carried by Sens. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.). Based on research by leading public health experts, the Suppress COVID-19 Act seeks t...


Targeted and Effective Relief

Congress and the Trump administration are currently negotiating additional coronavirus relief. We have already seen the tremendous impact that legislation like that CARES Act has had on our country, and any additional aid needs to likewise help Americans as we fight this invisible enemy. CARES Act programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have saved millions of jobs nationwide, and over 86,000 jobs in Northeast Tennessee specifically. T...