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  • House Passes Roe’s Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Veterans With Timely Access to Quality Care
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed his legislation, S. 2372, the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (VA MISSION) Act, on a 347-70 vote: “The men and women who served this country deserve a VA that works for them. Over the last several months, we’ve taken great, bipa... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal: “I’ve opposed the Iran nuclear agreement since day one; and, I have repeatedly said that we should not provide sanctions relief to Tehran until there is an absolute cessation of both Iran's nuclear program and its support for terrorism around the world. This deal simply does not do enough to protect America and the rest of the world... Read more

  • Roe Supports Bill to Help Veterans Pay for Burial Receptacle at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after speaking on the House floor in support of H.R. 4910, the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act. This bill 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 a veterans cemetery under the control of the National Park Service, and includes the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee. ... Read more

  • Roe Announces Winners of Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced the following winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition in the First District of Tennessee: First Place: Chloe Cox – Daniel Boone High School Second Place: Seth Brown – Greeneville High School Third Place: Gunilla Victoria Kemmann – Greeneville High School Honorable Mentions: Julio Frias – Morristown East High School Chloe Ledes – Science Hill High School Art Teacher: Robb Houser – Daniel Boone High School Roe made the follow... Read more

  • Congressman Roe Has Been Named a Recipient of the 2018 IFDA Thomas Jefferson Award
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    “The foodservice distribution industry is instrumental in keeping our economy running by providing good paying jobs and numerous business opportunities for all Americans,” said Representative Roe. “I am pleased to receive IFDA’s 2018 Thomas Jefferson Award, which reflects my commitment to free market principles and economic growth. I am grateful for the foodservice distribution industry and what they do to make a meal out possible.” -- WASHINGTON, DC – The International Foodservice Distributors... Read more

  • Roe: It’s Tax Day and We Have a Reason to Celebrate
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on Tax Day 2018: “Every April, Americans spend countless hours of time and energy on long, complicated tax forms while working through confusing tax rules. However, this year we have a reason to celebrate because it’s the last year Americans will use the old, burdensome, out-of-date tax code. Starting next year, thanks to last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, more Americans than ever will be able to file their ... Read more

  • Roe Supports the Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment on the House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) gave the following speech on the House floor regarding H.J.Res. 2, a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: “Thank you, Mister Speaker, I rise today in support of H.J.Res. 2, a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment, and I want to thank Chairman Goodlatte for the incredible work he’s done on this issue. “Families across America have to balance their budget, and it is time Washington does the same. I was the Mayor of my local city befor... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Speaker Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he would not seek re-election: “Speaker Ryan is a good man, and I’ll always appreciate him stepping in to lead our conference. Paul has been instrumental in achieving historic reforms - from an overhaul of our tax code to bringing accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs - and I’m excited to see what we... Read more

  • Roe Applauds the Town of Erwin on Receiving $25,000 Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) congratulated the town of Erwin on receiving a $25,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to purchase six new, reliable Sedan Police Interceptor AWD vehicles. This grant will allow the town to update their current vehicles which are currently deteriorating and running up costs with maintenance expenses. “I am pleased USDA Rural Development is working to provide this funding to Erwin as we join toget... Read more

  • Roe: The Wins for East Tennesseans and Our Military Are Why I Support This Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting for the omnibus spending package: “I’ve said it time and again that I will never apologize for taking care of our military, and that’s one of the main reasons I support this agreement. After 8 years of underfunding, Secretary Mattis has made clear what the stakes are. When you have more members of our military dying in training accidents than combat, there’s no question we have failed the men and w... Read more