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  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to cease the separation of families detained after illegally crossing the U.S. border: “Separating children from their parents is not something any of us want to see. President Trump was right to issue an executive order that keeps families together once they cross the border into the U.S. In fact, the House is preparing to vote on a comprehensive bill that wil... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Trump Administration’s Final Rule on Association Health Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) announced its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHP), which will allow small businesses and workers to band together to shop for competitive, affordable health care coverage: “I have worked since my first day in Congress to bring down the cost of health care, and today’s announcement from DoL will help do just that. This announcement is great news for small busi... Read more

  • Roe: Veterans Are Now Able to Choose Burial Receptacle at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed H.R. 4910, the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act, into law on Friday, June 15, 2018. This law will require the U.S. Department of Interior to provide an outer burial receptacle for each new grave of eligible veterans and family members interred in an open veterans cemetery administered by the National Park Service, and includes the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Green... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Singapore Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic summit in Singapore: “During the Vietnam War, I served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps attached to the 2nd Infantry Division and was stationed 12 miles south of the DMZ. I’ve seen firsthand the plight of the North Korean people, which is why I believe this summit was a significant moment in history. I’m proud President Trump made strides tow... Read more

  • Roe Supports Appropriations Bill, Spending Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 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 H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act and H.R. 5895, the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: “Today, I was proud to vote for a bill that funds many of our most important obligations, including strong national security and increased resources for veterans. I’m very proud to... Read more

  • Roe Announces Over $7 Million for Health Centers in the First District
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $7 million to the following health clinics across the First District: East Tennessee State University, Rural Health Services Consortium, Inc. and Rural Medical Services, Inc. Through HHS’s Health Center Cluster Program, these grants are awarded in order to help improve the health care of vulnerable populations. Roe released the following statement: “As a physici... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting for H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019: “There are no shortage of threats in the world today, as we’ve seen from the regimes in North Korea and Iran. Passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with bipartisan support sends a strong message to our troops at home and abroad that Congress and President Trump have their backs and take these threats seri... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Right to Try Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018, legislation that gives alternative pathways for terminally-ill patients to access experimental drugs through their doctor: “As a physician with over 31 years of experience, taking care of patients has been my life’s work, and I take that responsibility very seriously. This bill a... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the House voting down H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the Farm Bill: “I’m very disappointed the Farm Bill failed to pass the House today. I was proud to work with Chairman Conaway and the House Committee on Agriculture to advance commonsense agriculture reforms for East Tennesseans, and I’ll never apologize for taking care of our farmers. Over the last five years, net farming income ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Trump Administration’s Title X “Protect Life Rule”
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement about the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Protect Life Rule, a proposed rule that will ensure Title X funding does not directly or indirectly encourage abortion: “Protecting the unborn is a responsibility that I take very seriously, which is why I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Azar for this proposed rule that will ensure there is a distinct physical and financial separation betw... Read more