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  • Roe, Polis introduce the bipartisan RETIRE Act to help Americans save and plan for retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON: Today, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., introduced the bipartisan Receiving Electronic Statements to Improve Retiree Earnings (RETIRE) Act to help Americans plan for retirement. The RETIRE Act would ensure employers make retirement information easily accessible online, while providing protections for employees who prefer to receive paper documents. Under current law, employers are required to waste significant money and paper mailing documents like notices, disc... Read more

  • Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Protect Americans’ Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act which also contained the text of H.R. 4477, the Fix National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Act: “I am committed to protecting law-abiding Americans’ Second Amendment rights. I am proud to stand with my colleagues in support of this critical piece of legislation that ensures citizens’ rights don’t end once they cross sta... Read more

  • Roe Announces Federal Grants for Reconstruction from Natural Disasters
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program will reimburse the U.S. Forest Service $335,408 and $160,000, respectively, to reconstruct federally-owned roads damaged by heavy rains in December 2015. Roe released the following statement: “The Cherokee National Forest is one of our area’s great treasures, and maintaining access to it is critically important. At a time of tight budget constr... Read more

  • Roe: We Are One Step Closer to Seizing a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting for the motion to go to conference to allow the House and Senate to reconcile the differences between the two tax reform bills: “Today we are one step closer to overhauling our tax code and seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to allow hardworking Americans to keep more of their pay. I am pleased the House has agreed to go to conference to reconcile the differences between the bills in bot... Read more

  • Roe Statement on House Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Republicans in Congress promised to work with President Trump to cut taxes for people of all income levels, and I’m proud the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will deliver on this promise. This bill will help Tennesseans keep more of their pay and relieve the stress that comes with filing taxes and navigating a bloated, complicated tax code. Under the Tax C... Read more

  • Roe Supports Funding for Children’s Health Insurance
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act, which reauthorizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP): “I proudly supported the extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which extends an important health care safety net for low-income children. I am disappointed that after Republicans agreed to Democrats’ requests to postpone consideration of this impor... Read more

  • Roe, Ruiz Bill to Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, a bill introduced by Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) by a vote of 307 to 111. “I am thrilled the House passed my bipartisan legislation, and I thank my colleagues for supporting the repeal,” said Dr. Roe. “The IPAB has been given sweeping powers to change Medicare with little recourse to change direction. Today, a stro... Read more

  • Roe Congratulates Erwin Utilities on Receiving $15,000 Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) congratulated Erwin Utilities on receiving a $15,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for its Cool & Connected Downtown Erwin Entrepreneurs Business Grant project. The project seeks to launch an entrepreneurial business plan competition as a collaboration between Erwin Utilities and the Unicoi County Joint Economic Development Board. The competition will be modeled off similar successful programs in nearby Bristol and Johnson Cit... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Budget Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.Con.Res. 71, the Senate-amended Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution: “Putting our fiscal house in order is one of my top priorities in Congress, and I’m proud the House and Senate agreed on a responsible budget. This resolution will pave the way for tax cuts that will allow East Tennesseans to keep more of their hard-earned pay, create good-paying jobs in the First District, and hel... Read more

  • Roe Applauds President’s Opioid Crisis Action; Encourages Participation in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) responded to President Trump declaring the opioid crisis a National Public Health Emergency. He also announced that constituents who wish to dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medications will have the option to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an event coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and local law enforcement, on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Roe released the following statement: “The opioid ... Read more