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  • Roe Applauds President Trump’s Executive Order to Promote Free Speech on Campus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order on improving free speech on campus: “I applaud President Trump for taking action to help protect and improve free speech on the campuses of our nation’s institutions of higher education. Our campuses must continue to be a place where we promote healthy debate and mutual respect for ideas. Americans are guaranteed the right to free speech by the Constitution, and... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Transportation Grant to Address Storm Damage
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Federal Highway Administration announced a $10 million Emergency Relief grant for 8 congressional districts in Tennessee to assist with immediate recovery needs in the aftermath of widespread flooding that has affected portions of the state: “East Tennessee was devastated by storms and subsequent flooding last month, and I am pleased to see the Trump administration acting quickly to ensure our state... Read more

  • Ranking Member Roe Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Vet Center Eligibility
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced the Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act. The bill is cosponsored by Rep. Mike Levin (D-Cali.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and supported by the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS). "It is imperative that we do all we can to reduce the number of suicides among those who served our country," said Roe. "By allowi... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s First Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump vetoed H.J.Res. 46, a resolution to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration regarding the crisis on our southern border: “President Trump is absolutely correct to veto this resolution because there is a national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border. I am proud the President is doing everything within his power to address this crisis and not allowing partisa... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Grant to Rural Medical Services, Inc.
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Rural Medical Services, Inc. (RMS) will receive a federal grant: “I want to congratulate RMS on receiving an award of over $2.5 million in grant money from HHS. This money will go a long way to help operate community health centers across East Tennessee. Community health centers help fill a health care gap in rural America – like the First District – ... Read more

  • H.R. 1 is “For the Politicians” Not “For the People”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. -Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1, a sweeping bill to federalize our election system, limit the free speech of certain citizens and provide billions of taxpayer funds for campaigns: “In my 10 years in Congress, this is among the worst pieces of legislation on which I have voted. I believe there are reasonable election reforms where both Republicans and Democrats can agree, especially if they were focused on encourag... Read more

  • Mountain Home VA Chosen as a Leader in VA’s Health Care System
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced James H. Quillen (Mountain Home) VA Health Care System will be one of the 18 medical facilities to lead the VA integrated health care system into a high reliability organization (HRO). “It is wonderful to hear our very own Mountain Home VA medical center was chosen as one of 18 VA medical center to set the high reliability standards for other facilities. I... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces Resolution Promoting Free Speech on College Campuses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON D.C. -Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) reintroduced a resolution that reinforces First Amendment rights for all Americans on college campuses. This resolution expresses the 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: “In my lifetime, I have s... Read more

  • Roe Fights for Jobs in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after introducing an amendment during a House Education and Labor Committee markup on H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act: “Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 will have a devastating effect on employment opportunities in rural communities like those across East Tennessee. The best way to get a job that pays more than the minimum wage is to have an opportunity, and without jobs, there aren’t as many opportunities. ... Read more

  • GOP Doctors Caucus Applauds Trump Administration Rebate Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Ralph Abraham, M.D. (R-LA), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN), Neal Dunn, M.D. (R- FL), John Joyce, M.D. (R-PA) released the following statements after sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) applauding the agency’s proposed rule to limit the use of rebates: “I am pleased the Trump administration has taken action to ensure the over 43 mi... Read more