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  • Roe Statement on Tennessee Health Insurance Premium Announcements
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on recent health care premium decrease announcements: “Democrats have spent the last two years offering every prediction under the sun about the dire consequences of Republican efforts to replace Obamacare with patient-centered reforms. Now, we can see that their predictions ring hollow – as many of us said. Health insurance will still be too expensive in 2019, and we need to enact real comprehensive reforms... Read more

  • Roe Introduces the FISA Only Uses Revelations That Heed Amendment Warrants Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, after voting for H.R. 6237, the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2018 and 2019, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) introduced H.R. 6353, the FISA Only Uses Revelations That Heed (FOURTH) Amendment Warrants Act, which amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to prohibit any government entity from accessing information on a United States citizen without a warrant: “I believe today’s Intelligence Authorization Act will improve the transparency and accountab... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump announced his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court: “Brett Kavanaugh appears to be a judge who believes in limited government, as our Founding Fathers intended. Ensuring we uphold our Constitutional freedoms and the rule of law is of even greater importance as we consider the significance the Supreme Court has on influential issues. I thank President Trump for his... Read more

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.5 Million for Business Development and Job Growth in Johnson City, Tennessee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – To support local efforts to create jobs and stimulate economic growth, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Johnson City, Tennessee, to upgrade the City's wastewater treatment plant to serve an existing employer and to encourage additional business growth. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create or retain 400 jobs and generate $9 million in ... Read more

  • Roe Named as a Conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    “It is a honor and privilege to be selected as a conferee for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, and I sincerely thank Speaker Ryan for naming me as a member to work on the provisions that fall under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. It’s imperative we ensure our troops are adequately paid and military operations are sufficiently funded as we rebuild it. It is a priority of mine to ensure that our men and women in uniform have the best equipment ... Read more

  • Roe Announces Grant Funding for the City of Johnson City
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded the City of Johnson City $400,000 to invest in water and sewer infrastructure, and facilitate the restoration of certain areas that need infrastructure improvements: “It’s great to see such a strong investment made in the infrastructure of Johnson City. This grant will aid in the continued revitalization of the downtown district, leverage $2.3 million in private investment and pr... Read more

  • Roe Announces Federal Grant Opportunity to Help Prevent School Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced that the 2018 School Violence Prevention Program is open and now accepting applications until July 30, 2018: “As a father, grandfather and congressman, ensuring our schools are safe is a duty I take very seriously. I am glad the Trump administration is actively working to provide local law enforcement with th... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Securing America’s Future Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House failed to pass H.R. 4760, legislation to tackle our country’s growing illegal immigration problem: “The legislation we considered today is everything East Tennesseans have been asking for, so I’m disappointed by in the outcome of today’s vote. The legislation would have included funding to secure our southern border; expanded e-Verify; ended catch and release; replaced the visa lottery progra... Read more

  • Roe: Championing the Farming Industry for Future Generations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the Farm Bill: “I’ve always said I’ll never apologize for taking care of our farmers. This Farm Bill is a great start to help struggling farmers in East Tennessee. Over the last five years, net farming income has declined by 52 percent because of external factors like natural disasters and changes in the global economy. In meeting w... Read more

  • Roe: The Flawed Fiduciary Rule is Officially Vacated
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a mandate to officially vacate the Obama Administration’s U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) flawed fiduciary rule: “As a longtime advocate for protecting the cost of investment advice for low- and middle-income investors, today’s decision to vacate the DoL’s flawed fiduciary rule is a win for all middle-class Americans. For years I have fought tirelessly to s... Read more