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Rep. Roe was sworn in for the 114th Congress on January 6, 2015

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Accountability Within VA
June 21, 2017
Most Americans in the workplace understand if they do not live up to the standards set by their employer, there may be consequences. While holding private-sector employees accountable is common, many government employees – particularly those working at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – have abused the system. These bad employees are failing in their duty to serve our nation’s veterans, many without disciplinary action, and something needs to be done. Since becoming Chairman of the House ... More
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Rep. Phil Roe: The Employee Rights Act brings labor laws into the 21st century
June 14, 2017
For the vast majority of Americans today, labor unions are a relic of a bygone era. The union membership rate has been nearly cut in half since 1983, down to about 11 percent of the workforce. Unions have fallen in size and popularity since their heyday in the middle of the 20th century, largely because they have failed to evolve with the times. And they haven't had to. Federal labor law remains largely unchanged since the National Labor Relations Act passed 70 years ago. The status quo protects... More
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Warner, Isakson, Blumenauer & Roe Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Planning Options for Patients With Advanced Illnesses
June 12, 2017
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Phil Roe (R-TN), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation designed to give people with serious illness new tools to plan for their care, and empower them to have those choices honored. The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 offer... More
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Committee Leaders Move to Overturn Flawed Fiduciary Rule, Strengthen Protections for Retirement Savers
June 8, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy, today introduced the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act (H.R. 2823). The legislation would protect access to affordable retirement advice by overturning the Obama administration’s flawed fiduciary rule while ensuring retirement advisors serve the best interests of their clients. Members released th... More
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Roe Statement on the Financial CHOICE Act
June 8, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act: “I am proud to support the Financial CHOICE Act. For seven years, the Dodd-Frank Act burdened small and community bankers with a new, overly-complicated regulatory regime that has threatened access to capital for millions of small business entrepreneurs and potential home buyers. The Financial CHOICE Act replaces these regulations with reforms to our fin... More
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