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  • Chairman Roe Statement on Veterans Day, 100th Anniversary of the End of WW1
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement ahead of Veterans Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I: "This Veterans Day coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. Though many years have passed since the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, the honor and respect we hold for the brave warriors of World War I has not dwindled. "World War I marked the beginning of a new kind of warfare. Technolo... Read more

  • Vital Opioid Legislation Signed Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, into law. “One of the greatest tragedies our country faces today is the ongoing opioid epidemic. Drug addiction has destroyed the lives of family, friends, and loved ones, and has unfortunately hit East Tennessee hard. That’s why I’m proud Presiden... Read more

  • Roe Receives Award for Protecting Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after receiving the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) at a Small Business Town Hall in Morristown, Tennessee: “There is no issue more important to East Tennessee families than jobs and the economy, and small business is the heart of our economy here in the First District. I enjoyed hearing from so many of our entrepreneurs today. I will always suppor... Read more

  • President Trump Signs Long-Awaited Music Licensing Modernization Legislation Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 1551, the Music Modernization Act, into law: “I have always had a passion for music, and as a musician myself, the Music Modernization Act is long overdue. For far too long, hardworking songwriters have been penalized by an outdated compensation structure, even though the music industry has drastically changed since it was first put in place in 1976. Back then, everyone list... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the bipartisan Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018 into law on October 9, 2018: “This brings yet another win to our nation’s veterans. This legislation provides veterans with a cost-of-living adjustment that keeps up with inflation. So many veterans rely on disability compensation payments... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Judge Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States: “I congratulate Judge Brett Kavanaugh on his well-deserved confirmation to serve as the newest Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable credentials and exceptional legal knowledge which make him an excellent choice to fi... Read more

  • Roe on House Passage of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting for passage of H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act: “The opioid epidemic is taking lives and destroying families all over the nation – especially in East Tennessee. This bill provides access to critical resources that are badly needed in East Tennessee to fight this crisis and to provide support for thos... Read more

  • Roe Applauds President Trump and Republicans’ Work to Lower Health Care Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex M. Azar II, announced in a speech that national healthcare premiums are expected to decrease in 2019: “Tennesseans have been struggling under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since it was enacted in 2010. I’ve long said that the biggest problem with health care is it’s becoming unaffordable, which is why the reforms we have supported have been intended to lower the co... Read more

  • National Federation of Independent Business Names Roe a Guardian of Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after receiving the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): **Please email whitley.alexander@mail.house.gov for a higher resolution photo** Photo from left to right: NFIB President Juanita Duggan, Congressman Roe “Small businesses are the backbone of the American Economy, and I am very proud to support our entrepreneurs in the First District. I am proud of th... Read more

  • East Tennessee Congressmen Applaud Grant to East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C.– Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and John Duncan Jr. (R-TN) released this statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced an improvement grant for East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery: “As Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee one of my highest priorities is making sure our service men and women get the best care and the honor they deserve. I am very pleased to learn that the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery will be receiving a grant for c... Read more