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Roe and Foxx Praise Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling to Vacate Obama-era Fiduciary Rule

WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), today issued the following statements after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Obama-era fiduciary rule, a regulation that limited retirement savers’ access to affordable financial advice and cost American families an estimated $17 billion a year. “The fiduciary rule has been a disaster since day one, whi...


Roe, Suozzi Introduce the Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) introduced H.R. 5298, the Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act, legislation to reclassify drugs or other substances that act as opioids, such as synthetic fentanyl, as schedule I narcotics based on their chemical structure and function. The members released the following statements: “The opioid crisis affects Americans from all walks of life and is ravaging communities...


Roe Testifies in Favor of Mall Siting for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) testified before the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts in support of a proposed Area 1 site location for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. Rep. Roe was the sponsor of House legislation to create the memorial and of additional House legislation to authorize the site selection process for it. Below are the Congressman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Members of the Commission...


Confronting School Violence

Today, school systems around the country – including the First Congressional District – will commemorate School Safety Day. Wednesday marks the one month anniversary of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and my heart breaks for the victims and their families. Schools should be safe havens for our children, which is why I strongly supported legislation passed by the House this week to provide school systems with additional tools to h...