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  • Roe Statement on the Securing America’s Future Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House failed to pass H.R. 4760, legislation to tackle our country’s growing illegal immigration problem: “The legislation we considered today is everything East Tennesseans have been asking for, so I’m disappointed by in the outcome of today’s vote. The legislation would have included funding to secure our southern border; expanded e-Verify; ended catch and release; replaced the visa lottery progra... Read more

  • Roe: Championing the Farming Industry for Future Generations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the Farm Bill: “I’ve always said I’ll never apologize for taking care of our farmers. This Farm Bill is a great start to help struggling farmers in East Tennessee. Over the last five years, net farming income has declined by 52 percent because of external factors like natural disasters and changes in the global economy. In meeting w... Read more

  • Roe: The Flawed Fiduciary Rule is Officially Vacated
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a mandate to officially vacate the Obama Administration’s U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) flawed fiduciary rule: “As a longtime advocate for protecting the cost of investment advice for low- and middle-income investors, today’s decision to vacate the DoL’s flawed fiduciary rule is a win for all middle-class Americans. For years I have fought tirelessly to s... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to cease the separation of families detained after illegally crossing the U.S. border: “Separating children from their parents is not something any of us want to see. President Trump was right to issue an executive order that keeps families together once they cross the border into the U.S. In fact, the House is preparing to vote on a comprehensive bill that wil... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Trump Administration’s Final Rule on Association Health Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) announced its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHP), which will allow small businesses and workers to band together to shop for competitive, affordable health care coverage: “I have worked since my first day in Congress to bring down the cost of health care, and today’s announcement from DoL will help do just that. This announcement is great news for small busi... Read more

  • Roe: Veterans Are Now Able to Choose Burial Receptacle at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 4910, the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act, into law on Friday, June 15, 2018. This law will require the U.S. Department of Interior to provide an outer burial receptacle for each new grave of eligible veterans and family members interred in an open veterans cemetery administered by the National Park Service, and includes the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Green... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Singapore Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic summit in Singapore: “During the Vietnam War, I served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps attached to the 2nd Infantry Division and was stationed 12 miles south of the DMZ. I’ve seen firsthand the plight of the North Korean people, which is why I believe this summit was a significant moment in history. I’m proud President Trump made strides tow... Read more

  • Roe Supports Appropriations Bill, Spending Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act and H.R. 5895, the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: “Today, I was proud to vote for a bill that funds many of our most important obligations, including strong national security and increased resources for veterans. I’m very proud to... Read more

  • Roe Announces Over $7 Million for Health Centers in the First District
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $7 million to the following health clinics across the First District: East Tennessee State University, Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. and Rural Medical Services, Inc. Through HHS’s Health Center Cluster Program, these grants are awarded in order to help improve the health care of vulnerable populations. Roe released the following statement: “As a physici... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019: “There are no shortage of threats in the world today, as we’ve seen from the regimes in North Korea and Iran. Passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with bipartisan support sends a strong message to our troops at home and abroad that Congress and President Trump have their backs and take these threats seri... Read more