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  • Roe Awarded ‘True Blue’ Award
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after being awarded the Family Research Council Action’s ‘True Blue’ Award. This award demonstrates an unwavering support of faith, family and freedom during the first session of the 115th Congress. Rep. Roe said: “As an OBGYN and ardent supporter of the sanctity of life, it is an honor and privilege to receive this award, as I will always be a strong and constant voice for the right to life. I have the resp... Read more

  • Roe to East Tennesseans: Check Your Paycheck
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated the income tax withholding tables for 2018 and beyond: “American taxpayers are now starting to see the full benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Now that the IRS has updated its tax withholding tables and all businesses must begin using them, every American should see the proof in their paychecks if they have not already. Look at your next paycheck. Chances ... Read more

  • Roe, Norcross Introduce Bipartisan GROW Act to Give Retirement Options to Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) introduced H.R. 4997, the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act, a bipartisan effort that is designed to modernize and strengthen the multiemployer pension system for the future. The bipartisan GROW Act will safeguard the multiemployer pension plan system by authorizing the creation of a new type of retirement option that combines the key features of defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Under the... Read more

  • Roe Supports the Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 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 the Bipartisan Budget Act: “While it is not perfect, I’m glad Congress reached a bipartisan, bicameral budget agreement that moves our country forward. Over the last 8 years, our national defense budget shrunk to the point that there were fears our defense capabilities had been degraded to unsafe levels, leaving our troops in harm’s way. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 will ensure ... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Inclusion of IPAB Repeal in Budget Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the bipartisan, bicameral budget agreement announced today included repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) repeal: “I am pleased that the bipartisan, bicameral budget agreement will repeal the deeply flawed IPAB once and for all. This is a win for seniors on Medicare. The IPAB is one of the most troubling parts of Obamacare, which is why I’ve worked to repeal the board since the day Ob... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Release of FISA Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the four-page memo on the abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), compiled by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence majority staff, was declassified and released: “For the American people to have trust in their federal law enforcement and federal intelligence institutions, they must know those inst... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s First State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following video after President Trump’s State of the Union address: To watch, click here. A rough transcript is below. “I was at the State of the Union tonight. It’s always fun to attend these. It’s exciting. There’s always a lot of pomp and circumstance that go on with these with the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet all there and then of course the Gallery [guests.] The president’s speech tonight touched on ... Read more

  • Roe Urges Colleagues to #ReleasetheMemo
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in support of releasing a classified four-page memo document made available to members of Congress by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI): “The contents of this memo are outrageous, and I believe it’s essential that the American people see it. While I cannot discuss the details as they are classified, I strongly support the public release o... Read more

  • Roe: We Owe It To Every American To Come Together and Do What's Right
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in support of a continuing resolution (CR) to fund government operations through February 8, 2018: “I am glad Senate Democrats did the right thing and abandoned their ill-conceived Schumer shutdown and voted with Republicans to reopen the government. One thing is clear: the American people do not like shutting down the government and not paying our troops in an attempt to secure amnesty for thos... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government last night: “I joined my House Republican colleagues in fulfilling one of Congress’ most basic duties, which is to keep the government open. It is unconscionable that Senate Democrats prefer shutting down the government instead of funding our troops and providing a long-term solution for children’s health care. This Schumer shutdown is bad for America ... Read more