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  • Roe Statement on Protests and Riots
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn) released the following statement following a weekend of nationwide protests: “Let’s be clear – George Floyd was murdered in broad daylight. Mr. Floyd’s family has every reason to demand justice for the reckless actions that led to their beloved family member losing his life. Those responsible for this tragedy must be brought to account. “Every day, I see the hard work our police officers do in East Tennessee. I am confident that they want office... Read more

  • Roe, Correa Introduce Legislation to Provide Health Care Liability Protections During COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn) and Lou Correa (D-Calif.) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 7059, the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act: “The COVID-19 pandemic upended health care delivery across the country. Health care providers have gone above and beyond to meet whatever challenges they’ve faced, but now we owe it to them to ensure they are protected from frivolous litigation. Our bill will provide targeted protections to providers who had to change ho... Read more

  • Roe Supports Improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which passed the House today by a vote of 417 to 1: “As the country begins to reopen, the Paycheck Protection Program continues to provide vital relief to small businesses across the country and in Tennessee. I’ve heard from many small businesses that this program has been a lifeline for them to keep their workers employed, but it’s... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Department of Labor Rule to Improve Retirement Plan Disclosure
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule on default electronic disclosures for retirement plans: “As a long-time supporter of e-delivery, I applaud Secretary Scalia and DOL for issuing this commonsense rule to allow retirement plan participants to receive documents electronically by default. E-delivery will save plan participants money in the form of lower plan fees by allowing pl... Read more

  • Doctors in Congress Say It's Time to Resume Working in Person
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, members of the GOP Doctors Caucus released the following statement after writing Speaker Pelosi urging the House of Representatives to reconvene for in-person legislative business: “As doctors, we fully appreciate the seriousness of the current crisis and the need to protect public health. But we also understand as legislators we are essential workers. Based on our experience as medical providers, we should be able to do legislative business at the Capitol while keepin... Read more

  • Roe Opposes Partisan Coronavirus Response Measures
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, and H.Res. 965, a bill authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House of Representatives: “I strongly oppose the so-called HEROES Act, which is nothing more than a $3 trillion Democrat wish list of policy priorities that have nothing to do with the coronavirus that we all know will never become law. Bipartisanship on coronavirus relief is possible: Congress ha... Read more

  • Roe Supports Repealing the Logan Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after cosponsoring the Time to Repeal an Archaic Policy (TRAP) Act of 2020, introduced by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) on May 8, 2020: “The Logan Act of 1799 is a tool of entrapment that has never in its history led to a single conviction. In theory, the Act criminalized unauthorized negotiations of U.S. citizens with foreign governments in disputes with the U.S. In practice, the Act is used to allow pa... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Disaster Relief for Unicoi County
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump approved federal assistance for Unicoi County to recover from the April 12-13 severe storms and tornadoes: “I applaud President Trump for approving this very badly needed relief for Unicoi County, and thank Governor Lee for his work to get this aid approved. I visited Unicoi County to assess flood damage last month, and one road collapsed not long after I drove over it. It was the th... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Health Center Grants to Northeast Tennessee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced grants totaling $1,044,387 to HRSA-funded community health centers for expanded testing through funding made available by the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act: “Rural Health Services Consortium in Rogersville, Rural Medical Services in Newport and ETSU’s Johnson City Community Health Center provide services f... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Public Housing Grants to Northeast Tennessee
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, 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 would award CARES Act Admin Fee Regular and Mainstream Voucher Program grants totaling $347,014 to Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Kingsport and Morristown: “At a time of tremendous economic uncertainty when many individuals are struggling financially, it is paramount that our vulnerable populations have a roof over... Read more