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  • Roe and Members of Congress Send Letter to Secretary of Labor Regarding Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) led 123 Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to encourage the permanent delay of the Department’s Fiduciary Rule. On April 7, 2017, the department, under Acting Secretary Edward Hugler, delayed implementation of the fiduciary rule until June 9, 2017, when it is currently scheduled to be fully implemented. Their action came in response to President Trump’s February 3 presidential memorandum, which directed the department to review... Read more

  • Roe, Hoyer Introduce School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) introduced H.R. 2285, the School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, legislation that encourages states to help ensure students with reversible lower airway disorders, such as asthma, have assistance at school with managing their chronic disease and can excel in any environment. “I’m glad to introduce this important bill with my friend and colleague, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer,” said Congress... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Confirmation of Alexander Acosta as the United States Secretary of Labor
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the confirmation of Alexander Acosta to serve as the Secretary for the United States Department of Labor: “I would like to congratulate Alex Acosta on his confirmation. I have watched for the past 8 years as the previous administration pursued policies that helped union bosses but left workers behind. Secretary Acosta will fight to expand opportunities for all America’s workers and retirees. It is a priority ... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces Bill to Bring Transparency to Unaccompanied Children Placement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced H.R. 2146, 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: “I am proud to reintroduce the Unaccompanied Ali... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump Signing H.J.Res 43 Into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.J. Res. 43 into law: “I am proud to support the sanctity of life and to continue to be a strong voice for the right to life. States will now no longer be forced to use Title X money to fund Planned Parenthood or other entities that provide abortions. I believe states should be able to consider whether or not an organization provides abortions when granting them taxpayer funding... Read more

  • Roe Statement on U.S. Strikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the U.S. strikes in Syria: “Earlier this week, a horrific chemical attack conducted by the Assad regime in a rebel-held area of Syria took the lives of dozens of innocent men, women and children. This treachery should not go unpunished, and it did not thanks to President Trump's leadership and swift and appropriate action. Last night, the United States held Assad accountable and responded with tactical strike... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States: “I congratulate Judge Neil Gorsuch on his well-deserved confirmation to serve as the newest Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Gorsuch carries impeccable credentials and exceptional legal knowledge which make him an obvious choice to fill the... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Department of Labor’s Decision to Delay the Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s decision to delay the Obama administration’s Fiduciary Rule by an additional 60 days: “I commend President Trump for again delaying the Department of Labor’s misguided Obama-era Fiduciary Rule that would drive up the cost of investment advice for low- and middle-income investors. Since 2010, I have chaired hearings, asked questions and written letters to the Obama administration in ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on S.J.Res 1 Legislation Approving the Location for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act Becoming Law
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, President Trump signed S.J.Res. 1 into law, a resolution approving a location in Area I on the National Mall for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial. Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), who authored the House version of this joint resolution issued the following statement regarding the bill: “I appreciate President Trump signing this important piece of bipartisan legislation into law. This law will enable the service members who fought in Operations Desert Stor... Read more

  • Roe & Courtney Reintroduce Bill to Ensure Equal Access to Electronic Materials and Technology at Higher Education Institutions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) reintroduced H.R. 1772, the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act. The bill would establish an independent commission to develop voluntary guidelines for accessible postsecondary electronic instructional materials and related technologies to ensure students with disabilities have access to the same educational materials as non-disabled students. The commission will be comprised of representativ... Read more