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  • 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

  • Statement from the Office of Congressman Phil Roe
    Posted in Press Releases on August 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Statement from the Office of Congressman Roe: Congressman Roe underwent a successful medical procedure in East Tennessee late last month. At his follow-up appointment, Congressman Roe’s scans were clear and he is cancer-free. He looks forward to finishing his recovery and returning to a full schedule soon. The Congressman thanks East Tennesseans for the outpouring of support and prayers he has received through his treatment and his medical team for the excellent care he received. Read more

  • House Unanimously Approves Roe’s Legislation to Create Medical Scribe Program Pilot
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House unanimously approved H.R. 1848, the Veterans Affairs Medical Scribe Pilot Act of 2017, Monday evening: “As Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (VA), and as a physician, I am committed to ensuring veterans have access to the health care they have earned and deserve. Since the VA waitlist scandal broke three years ago, I’ve examined several ways to improve patient care for veterans, a... Read more

  • Statement from the Office of Congressman Phil Roe
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Statement from the Office of Congressman Phil Roe: Following a routine physical examination, Congressman Roe was diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. He will undergo treatment in East Tennessee during the August district work period. The prognosis is excellent, and treatment is not expected to interfere with his scheduled legislative duties. The Congressman’s offices in Kingsport, Morristown and Washington, D.C. will remain open and operate as usual. The office will provide an update afte... Read more

  • E&W Committee Approves Legislation to Repeal Fiduciary Rule, Strengthen Protections for Retirement Savers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), approved the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act (H.R. 2823). Introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), the legislation protects access to affordable retirement advice by overturning the Obama administration’s fiduciary rule while requiring retirement advisors to serve the best interests of their clients. Following the markup, members released the following statements: “A rule re... Read more

  • Roe Supports Bill to Provide Largest Troop Pay Raise in Eight Years
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 344 to 81: “As long as I have the privilege of serving in Congress, I will work to ensure the men and women who serve in uniform have the best equipment and training in the world. I take this duty very seriously because the safety and readiness of our servicemembers is of the utmost importance to me. Our Armed ... Read more

  • Roe Leads Bipartisan House Effort to Repeal the IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Drs. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) led a bipartisan press conference on the need to act quickly to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The Affordable Care Act offers a statutory path to repeal the IPAB utilizing “fast-track” procedures in the Senate, but that authority expires on August 15, 2017. Roe released the following statement: “With the fast-track deadline of August 15 quickly approaching, it’s critical that both the Ho... Read more