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  • Ranking Member Roe: "This decision reflects the bipartisan spirit that our Committee is known for and that veterans deserve."
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) the Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the Committee marked up six bills to support student veterans, assist homeless veterans facing legal challenges, and increase quality and transparency across the Department of Veterans Affairs: "This morning, our Committee continued to deliver on our promises to America’s veterans by voting unanimously in support of legislation to help them overc... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Grant to Help Prevent School Violence in Elizabethton City Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced a grant of $470,662 awarded to Elizabethton City Schools to help prevent school violence: “Students should feel safe in the classroom, and no parent should worry about their child’s safety during the school day. I am pleased to see Elizabethton schools receive a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) grant to use improving... Read more

  • ARC Invests Over $3.4 Million in the First District
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas released the following statements after ARC announced Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grants totaling $3,499,305 awarded to the First District of Tennessee: “The Appalachian region is unique and faces many challenges unlike those in other areas of the United States. Many communities like those across East Tennessee have bee... Read more

  • GOP Doctors Caucus Encourages CMS to Include Global Codes in 2020 E/M Adjustment
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Rep. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-Ind.) and Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. (R-Md.) released the following statements after sending a bipartisan letter led by Reps. Ami Bera, M.D. (D-Calif.) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. signed by 23 of their colleagues, including 13 members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma in opposition to a provision in the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed ru... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Grants Awarded to East Tennessee Law Enforcement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice announced multiple grants amounting to $94,479 were awarded to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Johnson City Police Department, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Kingsport Police Department, Morristown Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s Office: “Ensuring our law enforcement officers have the most current equipment and technology they need when serving Eas... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Grant to Northeast State Community College
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Dr. Bethany Flora, President of Northeast State Community College, released the following statements after the U.S. Department of Education selected Northeast State to receive $450,000 in Title III grants: “Northeast State Community College has invested time and resources into the students of East Tennessee, and this grant will help Northeast State by providing additional funds needed to further promote student success. I appreciate Dr. Flora’s... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Loan to Update Greene County’s Emergency Communications System
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced a loan of $404,500 to the Greene County Office of Emergency Communications: “Ensuring our emergency operators are using the most current technology is absolutely vital for emergency calls to be effectively routed to our first responders. Greene County’s emergency communication system is in need of updating, so I am very pleased to see the... Read more

  • Roe, Burchett Applaud Grant to Help Women Affected by Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) released the following statements after the U.S. Department of Labor announced a $499,999 grant awarded to the Helen Ross McNabb Center, Inc.: “Our communities in East Tennessee are being ravaged by the opioid epidemic. Our state suffered 1,856 opioid-related deaths in Tennessee in 2018, which is more than the number of people who died in car accidents. Prevention and treatment are key to saving lives, and the Helen Ross... Read more

  • Roe, Schrier Introduce the Improving Provider Directories Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-Wash.) have introduced H.R.4575, the Improving Provider Directories Act. The bill will increase the accuracy of the information listed on health plan provider directories to protect patients from surprise out-of-network bills. The Members of Congress released the following statements: “Inaccurate provider directories can result in costly medical bills for patients who are acting responsibly and trying to stay in their ... Read more

  • ICYMI: The MISSION Act is Working
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement praising the implementation of the MISSION Act following a Subcommittee on Health oversight hearing and the release of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States’ (VFW’s) nationwide "Our Care" survey last week: "Successful rollouts of new government programs are never easy. However, as a bipartisan group of lawmakers recognized during a Committee hearing last week, VA has done a tremendous job putting ... Read more