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  • Roe Statement on House Passage of Legislation Protecting Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act: “I strongly believe we must do everything in our power to protect the rights guaranteed to all Americans, especially the men and women who have served, by the Constitution. The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act does just that. I’m proud to stand with my colleagues in passing this importa... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Approval of Legislation Approving the Location for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives approved by unanimous consent S.J.Res. 1, a resolution approving a location in Area I on the National Mall for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial. Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), who authored the House version of this joint resolution which had previously passed the House, issued the following statement regarding the bill: “I thank House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and the entire House of Representatives for... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the American Health Care Act, House Republicans’ plan to repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered reforms: "This bill isn’t just a promise kept, it’s good policy that will give every American who wants health coverage the ability to purchase it. We know Obamacare has failed, especially in East Tennessee where one-third of the counties in the First District will have no options for coverage... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump’s joint address to Congress: "President Trump put forward a bold, positive and encouraging agenda for our country tonight, and it was an honor to sit in the House chamber for his first joint address. I was proud to hear the president discuss our shared priorities like creating and keeping good-paying jobs; repealing and replacing Obamacare; ensuring we have a secure border and strong mi... Read more

  • Roe, Wenstrup & Conaway Introduce Bill to Protect Veterans’ 2nd Amendment Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), along with Reps. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH) and Mike Conaway (R-TX), introduced the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This bill would prohibit VA from considering any beneficiary who is assisted by a fiduciary as “mentally defective” without a magistrate or judicial authority ruling that the beneficiary is a danger to themselves or others. “The freedoms granted by the Constitution should apply to a... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Dr. Shulkin’s Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “I congratulate incoming Secretary Shulkin on his confirmation, and I look forward to meeting with him later this week to discuss VA reform. President Trump has made it clear that wholesale reform of VA is a top priority for his administration, and I’m confident we can work together to ensure our ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Dr. Price’s Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Dr. Tom Price was confirmed to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: "I am thrilled my good friend, Dr. Tom Price, will serve as our next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Tom is an accomplished legislator with a strong grasp of what it will take to repeal and replace Obamacare, and I look forward to working with him to put patients back in charge of... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on the Fiduciary Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to halt the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule: “Since 2010, I have chaired hearings, asked questions and written letters in an attempt to understand why the previous administration was pursuing this misguided rule. Our oversight exposed significant shortcomings with the rule, and I’m glad President Trump has signed an executive order to halt its implementati... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces Bipartisan Bills to Protect Seniors, Repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after introducing two resolutions to repeal Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board: “One of the most troubling parts of Obamacare is the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). If this Obamacare provision is triggered, this unelected, unaccountable board could have a widespread control over Medicare spending, potentially affecting seniors’ access to care without any accountability to Congress or t... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Supreme Court Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court: “Judge Gorsuch is an excellent choice. He is a jurist in the mold of Justice Scalia and will fight to uphold our Constitution. I thank President Trump for keeping his promise to nominate a justice to the bench who is committed to the rule of law.” Read more