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  • Bipartisan Group of Doctors Introduce Resolution Encouraging Education on Opioid Prescribing
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD) and Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) released the following statements after introducing H.Con.Res. 136, a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that all medical professionals should receive proper training on pain management and opioid prescribing: “For too long, medical students and practitioners alike were taught that pain was a fifth vital sign and must be treated aggressively with opioids,”... Read more

  • Farm Bureau Recognizes Roe as a “Friend of Farm Bureau”
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) issued the following statement after Tennessee Farm Bureau announced he had been awarded the “Friend of Farm Bureau” for his voting record supporting agriculture and rural communities: “I’ve always said I’ll never apologize for taking care of our farmers, so I’m honored to receive this recognition for the work we are doing to help ours in East Tennessee,” said Roe. “Our farmers are facing many challenges, but farming a vital industry in our... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Funding to Help Homeless Veterans in East Tennessee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C.– Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) was a recipient of funding through the department’s Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program: “One of my top priorities as chairman of House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is to ensure the brave men and women who served our country receive the best care available, and that includes a roof over their heads. I... Read more

  • House Sends Tariff Relief Bill to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after yesterday’s House passage of H.R. 4318, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act: “Promoting job growth and supporting local businesses are two of my top priorities, which is why I’m pleased the House passed the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act. This legislation is necessary because American companies important hundreds of products for which there is no domestic competition, unnecessarily driving up costs and making... Read more

  • Roe Announces 9th Annual Military Service Academy Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced he will host the 9th Annual Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Kingsport Center for Higher Education in Kingsport, TN. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Congressman Roe will host the 9th Annual Military Service Academy Day to assist those interested in applying for any U.S. Service Academy. Those who attend will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Unite... Read more

  • Roe Statement on U.S. International Trade Commission’s Ruling to Reverse the Newsprint Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) ruling to reverse the tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper imports: “I’m pleased the ITC decided to end tariffs applied to uncoated groundwood paper imports from Canada. In East Tennessee and other rural areas, the publishing industry offers an irreplaceable public service; and I heard from many newspapers concerned about the impact of this tariff. Tennessee has... Read more

  • Roe Introduces Legislation to Name Johnson City Post Office in Honor of Local Hero
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Yesterday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced a resolution to name the post office located at 530 E Main Street, Johnson City, Tennessee, in honor of Major Homer L. Pease. Roe released the following statement: “Major Homer Pease was a true hero, and his tireless service embodied everything it means to be a patriot. It is an honor to introduce legislation to name the post office in his hometown of Johnson City after him, and I thank the entire Tennessee delegation for joi... Read more

  • Roe Highlights Innovation in Elizabethton at Committee Showcase
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after inviting Elizabethton City School Director Dr. Corey Gardenhour and Bartleby Program Director Terry Smith to testify about the impact of the Bartleby Program in front of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. The Committee held an Innovation Forum and Showcase to provide an opportunity to highlight innovative or unique education initiatives occurring across the nation: “I’m proud that Dr. Gar... Read more

  • Roe: I Proudly Stand With The Men and Women of ICE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.Res 990, a resolution supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “As a proud supporter of border security and enforcing our country’s immigration laws, I voted today in support of the men and women of ICE and the work they do to protect our nation. ICE is tasked with securing and protecti... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Food Guidelines for SNAP
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced H.R. 6394, the Healthy Food Choices Act. This legislation will improve the food guidelines for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by aligning them with the same standards used for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, ensuring SNAP recipients are using their benefits to purchase nutritious foods: “As an OB-GYN, I have seen first-hand how the WIC program helps expectant mothers make healthy choices with t... Read more