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  • Roe, Kuster, MacArthur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Manage Opioid Prescribing
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) and Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) introduced the Opioid Addiction and Prevention Act of 2017, legislation to limit initial post-acute care opioid prescribing to ten days. The legislation would not preempt state law in states that have more limited timeframes for these prescriptions and would not have any impact on patients who utilize opioids for the regular management of chronic pain. The members released the following... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Committee Passage of IPAB Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was approved by the House Committee on Ways and Means: “I am proud my bipartisan legislation to repeal the IPAB was approved by the Ways and Means Committee. The IPAB is an unelected, unaccountable board with sweeping powers to change Medicare – its negative effects could reduce seniors’ access to care like the SGR did previously, ... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Chairmen Brady and Walden on IPAB Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the announcement that the two authorizing committees would consider H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act, Roe’s legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB): “I am thrilled my legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board is being marked up by the two authorizing committees this week. These markups are an opportunity to show there is bipartisan sup... Read more

  • Roe Supports the Sanctity of Life
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. H.R. 36 restricts abortions from being performed 20 weeks or more after fertilization, and establishes criminal penalties for any person who performs or attempts an abortion on a fetus after the 20-week mark. This bill permits exceptions to save the life of the mother, or in cases of rape or incest. Video of Roe’s remarks can be viewed here or by c... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Roe Statement on Las Vegas Shooting “I am heartbroken by the senseless and horrific shooting in Las Vegas. I am praying for the innocent victims, their families and the city of Las Vegas. I’m grateful to the Las Vegas Police Department, first responders and local authorities who responded quickly – they are true heroes. Clarinda and I echo the sentiments expressed by President Trump this morning and join the nation in praying for the quick recovery of the injured, for unity and for peace.” Read more

  • Roe Statement on Tax Reform Framework
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on House Republicans' framework for reforming our tax system: “The American tax code is broken, too complicated and in serious need of reform; coupled with the highest corporate tax rate for industrialized nations, the time for change is now. Meaningful tax reform last occurred over 30 years ago, and this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to allow hardworking Americans to keep more of their pay. The framework r... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Senator Corker
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on Senator Bob Corker’s announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2018: “It has been an honor to serve with Senator Corker, and I am privileged to call him a friend. Bob has worked tirelessly on behalf of Tennesseans, and I’ll never forget the kindness he’s shown my family and me over the years. I wish Bob, Elizabeth and their family nothing but the best.” Read more

  • Roe Statement on Supplemental Aid for Harvey Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in support of disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims: “As I have watched the heart-wrenching damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana, and as we anticipate the likely damage to be caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida and other parts of the southeast this upcoming weekend, I believe it’s critical we stand together as Americans and ensure those affected get the res... Read more

  • Roe Announces 8th Annual Military Service Academy Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced he will host the 8th Annual Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Greeneville High School in Greeneville, TN. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Congressman Roe will host the 8th 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 States A... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Chimney Tops 2 Fire Report
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the release of the U.S. National Park Service Chimney Tops 2 fire report: “The fires that occurred in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, were unprecedented and heart-wrenching. I can't say enough how thankful I am for the courage and valor of the first responders and firefighters who did everything they could to help stop the fires from spreading, and my thoughts and prayers continue to be with every person affected by t... Read more