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

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Roe and Foxx Praise Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling to Vacate Obama-era Fiduciary Rule
March 16, 2018
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, which is why I’ve fought to stop it since 2010,” Rep.... More
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Roe, Suozzi Introduce the Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act
March 16, 2018
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 in East Tennessee and across our nation,” said Re... More
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Roe Testifies in Favor of Mall Siting for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial
March 15, 2018
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 of Fine Arts, I want to take this opportunity to ... More

Confronting School Violence
March 14, 2018
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 help keep students safe. As a father and grandfathe... More
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Roe Recognized by Military Order of the Purple Heart for Commitment to Veterans
March 13, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, was awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart’s (MOPH) Outstanding Leadership Award for his work as chairman. Rep. Roe released the following statement: “The Military Order of the Purple Heart is an incredible organization, and I’m honored to receive this special recognition. During our discussions about how best to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and exp... More
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