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  • Roe Statement on Release of FISA Memo
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the four-page memo on the abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), compiled by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence majority staff, was declassified and released: “For the American people to have trust in their federal law enforcement and federal intelligence institutions, they must know those inst... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s First State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following video after President Trump’s State of the Union address: To watch, click here. A rough transcript is below. “I was at the State of the Union tonight. It’s always fun to attend these. It’s exciting. There’s always a lot of pomp and circumstance that go on with these with the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet all there and then of course the Gallery [guests.] The president’s speech tonight touched on ... Read more

  • Roe Urges Colleagues to #ReleasetheMemo
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement in support of releasing a classified four-page memo document made available to members of Congress by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI): “The contents of this memo are outrageous, and I believe it’s essential that the American people see it. While I cannot discuss the details as they are classified, I strongly support the public release o... Read more

  • Roe: We Owe It To Every American To Come Together and Do What's Right
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in support of a continuing resolution (CR) to fund government operations through February 8, 2018: “I am glad Senate Democrats did the right thing and abandoned their ill-conceived Schumer shutdown and voted with Republicans to reopen the government. One thing is clear: the American people do not like shutting down the government and not paying our troops in an attempt to secure amnesty for thos... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the government last night: “I joined my House Republican colleagues in fulfilling one of Congress’ most basic duties, which is to keep the government open. It is unconscionable that Senate Democrats prefer shutting down the government instead of funding our troops and providing a long-term solution for children’s health care. This Schumer shutdown is bad for America ... Read more

  • Roe Touts Tax Reform Success
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Walmart announced its plan to increase their starting wage for hourly associates to $11 per hour, provide one-time bonuses and expand parental leave benefits for employees as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Since before we started debating our tax bill, we said time and again that cutting taxes would result in more jobs, economic growth and greater prosperity for workers. Walmart’s announcement... Read more

  • Roe: Protecting the Civil Liberties of All Americans is Our Constitutional Duty
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against S. 139 - FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act: “Protecting American citizens is among my top priorities, but security does not have to come at the expense of Americans’ Constitutional rights. I have long held concerns that intelligence operations have not prioritized civil liberties, and in an effort to improve this legislation, I offered an amendment that would have required a warrant fr... Read more

  • Roe, Norcross Unveil Bipartisan Plan to Give Retirement Options to Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – January 9, 2018 – U.S. Representatives Phil Roe (R-TN) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) hosted a bipartisan roundtable discussion at the U.S. Capitol today focused on the risks facing the multiemployer pension plan system. In response to the growing retirement uncertainty faced by millions of Americans participating in the system, Roe and Norcross unveiled the Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) plan, a bipartisan effort that is designed to modernize and strengthen the multiempl... Read more

  • Roe to East Tennesseans: I Will Proudly Stand with the President to Fight For You
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after attending President Trump’s speech to the American Farm Bureau National Conference: “It was an honor to join President Trump aboard Air Force One today, and to attend his speech in Nashville as he discussed increasing prosperity in rural America. I agree wholeheartedly with the president that we must take steps to address issues such as the opioid crisis and other public health challenges; the need for... Read more

  • Roe Votes to Cut Taxes for East Tennesseans
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed the conference report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “An overhaul of our tax code hasn’t occurred in 31 years. Today, the House seized a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide tax relief to every American family and business. I’m very proud of the work done by the House and Senate, especially considering the tax relief the First District will see from this commonsense, pro-growth ... Read more