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  • Roe Announces District Staff Changes
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced that his District Director, John Abe Teague, will retire at the end of the month. Roe also announced his field representative, Bill Darden, will take over as District Director, and Daryl Brady, who worked for Leadership Knoxville, has joined the office as field representative. Roe released the following statement on the staff changes: “John Abe Teague is a dear friend who has been with me from day one. He is truly an invaluable ass... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Cost Sharing Reduction Payments
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after the Trump administration announced its intention to end Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments: “As I’ve said time and time again, our nation is one of laws, and laws are written by Congress, not in the Oval Office. The previous administration often willfully ignored the constitutional limits of executive authority, and because the Affordable Care Act was a hastily-drafted, poorly-conceived law, the Trump ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Department of Labor’s Decision to Delay the Private Disability Insurance Regulation Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s publishing a proposed rule in the Federal Register to delay the Obama administration’s disability claims rule for 90 days and solicit comments on rescinding, modifying or retaining the rule: “I commend Secretary Acosta for delaying yet another flawed rule from the previous administration related to the processing of private disability claims. Employer-sponsored disability insurance ... Read more

  • Roe, Kuster, MacArthur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Manage Opioid Prescribing
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) and Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) introduced the Opioid Addiction and Prevention Act of 2017, legislation to limit initial post-acute care opioid prescribing to ten days. The legislation would not preempt state law in states that have more limited timeframes for these prescriptions and would not have any impact on patients who utilize opioids for the regular management of chronic pain. The members released the following... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Committee Passage of IPAB Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was approved by the House Committee on Ways and Means: “I am proud my bipartisan legislation to repeal the IPAB was approved by the Ways and Means Committee. The IPAB is an unelected, unaccountable board with sweeping powers to change Medicare – its negative effects could reduce seniors’ access to care like the SGR did previously, ... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Chairmen Brady and Walden on IPAB Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the announcement that the two authorizing committees would consider H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, Roe’s legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB): “I am thrilled my legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board is being marked up by the two authorizing committees this week. These markups are an opportunity to show there is bipartisan sup... Read more

  • Roe Supports the Sanctity of Life
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. H.R. 36 restricts abortions from being performed 20 weeks or more after fertilization, and establishes criminal penalties for any person who performs or attempts an abortion on a fetus after the 20-week mark. This bill permits exceptions to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest. Video of Roe’s remarks can be viewed here or by c... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Roe Statement on Las Vegas Shooting “I am heartbroken by the senseless and horrific shooting in Las Vegas. I am praying for the innocent victims, their families and the city of Las Vegas. I’m grateful to the Las Vegas Police Department, first responders and local authorities who responded quickly – they are true heroes. Clarinda and I echo the sentiments expressed by President Trump this morning and join the nation in praying for the quick recovery of the injured, for unity and for peace.” Read more

  • Roe Statement on Tax Reform Framework
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on House Republicans' framework for reforming our tax system: “The American tax code is broken, too complicated and in serious need of reform; coupled with the highest corporate tax rate for industrialized nations, the time for change is now. Meaningful tax reform last occurred over 30 years ago, and this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to allow hardworking Americans to keep more of their pay. The framework r... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Senator Corker
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on Senator Bob Corker’s announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2018: “It has been an honor to serve with Senator Corker, and I am privileged to call him a friend. Bob has worked tirelessly on behalf of Tennesseans, and I’ll never forget the kindness he’s shown my family and me over the years. I wish Bob, Elizabeth and their family nothing but the best.” Read more