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  • Roe Statement on the Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: “Today, on the 15th anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history, let us pause to remember the lives lost and reflect on the legacies that remain. My thoughts and prayers are with every victim, family member, loved one and first responder who suffered because of the heinous attacks that forever changed our country. In the fift... Read more

  • Roe Announces 7th Annual Military Service Academy Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced he will host the 7th Annual Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Walters State Community College in Morristown. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Congressman Roe will host the 7th 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 United State... Read more

  • Roe Introduces Bill to Bring Transparency to Unaccompanied Children Placement
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced the Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act, legislation to require the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Homeland Security (DHS) to provide governors or the appropriate state-level official with certain information about Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) being placed within their states. Roe released the following statement on the bill: “In 2014, I joined Representative Fleischmann, Senators A... Read more

  • Roe Announces Appointees for Military Service Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the list of constituents in the First District who were nominated and appointed to the United States Service Academies. “Our nation's service academies provide an excellent education to qualified young men and women who want to serve their country,” said Roe. “Each year, I am inspired to see how many young people in our state want to serve, and I am proud of each of these students for their dedication and work ethic.” Appointments for... Read more

  • On One Year Anniversary of Iran Deal, Roe Votes to Impose Sanctions and Protect Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of three bills related to Iran. Roe released the following statement on the bills: “Today, just one year after the Iran deal was announced, I find myself more concerned than ever about the safety and security of the United States. Since the agreement was finalized last July, we’ve seen high-ranking advisers within the administration admit they deliberately misled the public throughout the process and discovered there were ... Read more

  • Roe Supports Conscience Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting in support of S. 304, the Conscience Protection Act: “As a pro-life OBGYN, I strongly believe that no government entity should be allowed to withhold funding from health care providers because they choose not to provide abortions; and if someone falls victim to this kind of discrimination, they should have the option to make their case to the courts. Pro-life medical professionals should not be for... Read more

  • House Approves Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting in support of the conference report on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, legislation to address opioid abuse: “Unfortunately, Tennessee is no stranger to opioid abuse. Last year, the Tennessee Department of Health announced that opioid overdoses had reached epidemic proportions. Most recent data shows 1,263 Tennesseans died from an opioid overdose in 2014, meaning more died from prescri... Read more

  • Roe Named Conferee on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan named him a conferee for the conference committee tasked with resolving the differences between the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017: “One of the most important duties a member of Congress has is to ensure our military and intelligence communities have the tools and resources they need for their missions at home and abroad. I ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on President Obama’s Executive Orders on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court reached a 4-4 tie on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform, upholding the lower court’s decision to stop the president’s actions: “I am glad the courts have upheld the rule of law. I am completely opposed to the president’s irresponsible and unconstitutional approach to immigration reform, and was outraged when he moved forward with these executive actio... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Health Care Task Force Rollout
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on House Republicans’ agenda for health care reform: “Before coming to Congress, I spent my career caring for patients as an OBGYN. Treating patients isn’t political – I never once saw a Republican or Democrat disease while practicing medicine – and health care reform shouldn’t be political either. My Republican colleagues and I knew there were problems with our health care system long before passage of the Aff... Read more