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  • Roe and Foxx Praise Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling to Vacate Obama-era Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), today issued the following statements after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Obama-era fiduciary rule, a regulation that limited retirement savers’ access to affordable financial advice and cost American families an estimated $17 billion a year. “The fiduciary rule has been a disaster since day one, which is why I’ve fought to stop it since 2010,” Rep.... Read more

  • Roe, Suozzi Introduce the Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Reps. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) introduced H.R. 5298, the Modernizing Drug Enforcement Act, legislation to reclassify drugs or other substances that act as opioids, such as synthetic fentanyl, as schedule I narcotics based on their chemical structure and function. The members released the following statements: “The opioid crisis affects Americans from all walks of life and is ravaging communities in East Tennessee and across our nation,” said Re... Read more

  • Roe Testifies in Favor of Mall Siting for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) testified before the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts in support of a proposed Area 1 site location for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. Rep. Roe was the sponsor of House legislation to create the memorial and of additional House legislation to authorize the site selection process for it. Below are the Congressman’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Members of the Commission of Fine Arts, I want to take this opportunity to ... Read more

  • Roe Recognized by Military Order of the Purple Heart for Commitment to Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, was awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart’s (MOPH) Outstanding Leadership Award for his work as chairman. Rep. Roe released the following statement: “The Military Order of the Purple Heart is an incredible organization, and I’m honored to receive this special recognition. During our discussions about how best to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and exp... Read more

  • Roe Named to Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    “I’m honored to serve on the select committee and sincerely thank Speaker Ryan for naming me as a member. While I chaired the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee, I worked hand-in-hand with then-Chairman Kline and then-Ranking Member George Miller to pass MPRA in an attempt to give troubled multiemployer plans the tools they needed to preserve retirement benefits that were otherwise in jeopardy. Unfortunately, these plans were not allowed to proceed, and now even more difficult d... Read more

  • 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