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  • Roe Recognizes Johnson City’s Sesquicentennial
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) made the following remarks on the House floor to recognize Johnson City, Tennessee’s 150th Anniversary: “Today, I rise to celebrate and pay tribute to my hometown of Johnson City, Tennessee for its sesquicentennial. In 1856, entrepreneur Henry Johnson opened a railroad station and a commercial business, Johnson’s Depot; and just 13 years later in 1869, Johnson City was founded, holding its first election on January 3, 1870, when voters elect... Read more

  • A No Vote Is a Vote for Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 264, H.R. 265, H.R. 266 and H.R. 267, the Democrat appropriations legislation that fails to fund President Trump’s border wall: “We absolutely should reopen the government, but all of these bills fail to address the one issue that can actually end the shutdown, and that is border security. Last week, Speaker Pelosi declared a wall an “immorality,” and this week Democrats continue to deny th... Read more

  • Roe Introduces the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    “The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 would ensure that our Vietnam Veterans receive the benefits they deserve. This bill mirrors the language of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, which passed the House 382 - 0 during the 115th Congress. One of my final acts as Chairman in 2018 was holding a bipartisan press conference to urge the Senate to pass H.R 299. Needless to say, despite the endless efforts of Senate Veterans Affairs' Committee Chairman Isakson and Ranking Mem... Read more

  • Congress Should Be Voting to Secure Our Borders, Not Playing Politics
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 21 and H.J.Res. 1: “I take securing our southern border seriously, and I support President Trump’s reasonable request for funds to continue constructing a wall along that border. Under Republican control, the House did their job and passed an appropriations package that would have prevented a government shutdown and provided much needed funding for disaster relief and border security... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the government shutdown: “No one wants to see the government shut down. On Thursday, I proudly supported legislation to continue funding the remaining government agencies, provide an additional $5 billion to construct a wall at our southern border and provide $7.8 billion in disaster relief. The president’s request for funding for a wall on our southern border is entirely reasonable and necessary for our secu... Read more

  • President Trump Signs 2018 Farm Bill Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after President Trump signed the conference report to H.R. 2, the Farm Bill into law: “Much of our nation’s greatness is founded on the hard work of the men and women that put in the long hours in order to feed a grateful nation; and I’m pleased to see the 2018 Farm Bill signed into law today. As a representative of rural Tennessee, one of my top priorities is making sure farmers in the First District are able t... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on the Conclusion of the 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – ICYMI, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement in advance of the end of the 115th Congress: "As we conclude the 115th Congress, I know that every committee member can go back to their district proud of what we achieved on behalf of our nation’s veterans. This Committee worked in a true bipartisan fashion and was blessed with committee members who are committed to veterans. In total, the House passed over ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Senator Alexander's Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2020: “Tennessee and our country have been blessed to have been represented by Lamar Alexander. As Governor, Secretary of Education, University of Tennessee’s President, presidential candidate and U.S. Senator, he has exemplified what it means to be a public servant by working tirelessly to make our state and nation th... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after the passing of President George H. W. Bush: "I am saddened to hear of the passing of President George H. W. Bush. He served bravely during World War II as a Navy pilot and was a true American hero. Not only did he serve our country, but he was the youngest Naval aviator our nation had ever seen. He answered the call to serve and exemplified what it means to be a true American hero. President George H. W. B... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on 116th Congress Committee Leadership Role
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after he was ratified by the House Republican Conference as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 116th Congress. “I am honored for the opportunity to continue to lead my fellow Republicans in the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the 116th Congress. This past Congress, we have had an incredible number of bipartisan achievements on behalf of our nation’s veterans. I look fo... Read more