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

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Roe: The Wins for East Tennesseans and Our Military Are Why I Support This Package
March 22, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting for the omnibus spending package: “I’ve said it time and again that I will never apologize for taking care of our military, and that’s one of the main reasons I support this agreement. After 8 years of underfunding, Secretary Mattis has made clear what the stakes are. When you have more members of our military dying in training accidents than combat, there’s no question we have failed the men and w... More

The Opioid Crisis Cannot Take Any More Lives
March 21, 2018
The opioid epidemic affects Tennesseans from all walks of life, no matter their race, gender, socioeconomic status, geographic location or background. In 2016, drug-related overdoses, driven in large part by opioids, claimed more lives than car wrecks. One thing is clear: we must continue fighting drug abuse at every level, using every available resource. We must ensure opioids are prescribed responsibly, and that medical facilities have the resources needed to fight opioid abuse and overdoses. ... More
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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
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