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  • Warner, Isakson, Blumenauer & Roe Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Planning Options for Patients With Advanced Illnesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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... Read more

  • Committee Leaders Move to Overturn Flawed Fiduciary Rule, Strengthen Protections for Retirement Savers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    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... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • The Financial Choice Act: Empowering Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week, the House will consider H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, legislation introduced by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling. This bill will replace the misguided and overly burdensome regulations created by the Dodd-Frank Act, which have resulted in significant cost increases and restricted capital access for consumers and American business owners. The CHOICE Act will protect American consumers, investors and entrepreneurs – pushing for smarter regulations that pro... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Introduction of the Employee Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) introduced the Employee Rights Act. Original cosponsors included Rep. Joe Wilson, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Rep. Jeff Duncan, Rep. Rob Woodall, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, and Rep. Richard Hudson. “The rights of American workers were under attack during the Obama presidency, and it is time to restore those rights and work to foster a pro-growth, pro-employee environment,” said Rep. Roe. “This legislation will ensure individuals’ rights are upheld when con... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Fiscal Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the release of President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request: “I applaud President Trump and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney for putting forward a serious budget blueprint that prioritizes economic growth and starts the process of getting our fiscal house back in order. Thankfully, President Trump included a number of provisions that affect issues important to the First Di... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Implementation of the Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement in response to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s decision to allow the fiduciary rule to partially take effect June 9, 2017: “The misguided, Obama-era fiduciary rule drives up the cost of investment advice for low- and middle-income investors and makes it harder, not easier, for workers to save for retirement. From the day it was first announced, this rule was a solution in search of a problem. If this is the ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Thin Blue Line Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act, by the House of Representatives: “I commend Rep. Vern Buchanan for introducing this legislation. As we honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line daily to keep us safe and protect our freedoms, I am proud to support legislation that sends a clear message that targeting law enforcement officers will never be tolerated. Holding law enforcem... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) through the House of Representatives: “This bill has been years in the making, and I am proud to support it. As a doctor for over 30 years, I ran for Congress because I wanted to ensure Tennesseans have access to the quality health care they deserve. This plan will dismantle Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered, free-market reforms. In stark con... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Introduction of Free Speech on College Campuses Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced H.Res. 307, a bipartisan resolution that reinforces Americans’ First Amendment rights on college campuses. This resolution will express a sense of Congress that institutions of higher education should facilitate and recommit themselves to protecting and promoting the free and open exchange of ideas, and that free speech zones and codes are inherently at odds with the First Amendment. Roe released the following statement: “With our c... Read more