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  • Chairmen Roe and Isakson Send Letter to President Trump Regarding Federal Hiring Freeze
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairmen Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting the Trump administration provide the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with additional guidance related to the federal hiring freeze announced on January 23, 2017. A copy of the signed letter can be found here, and the text is pasted below: The President The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: O... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Orders on Border Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump issued executive orders to help secure our border: “Now, more than ever, we need to take strategic and concrete steps to protect and secure our homeland, and I am glad President Trump has acted swiftly to fulfill his promise to build a wall. I’ve repeatedly said that a secure border is critical to restoring Americans’ confidence in their government. Justifiably, East Tennesseans have be... Read more

  • Roe Congratulates President Trump & Vice President Pence After Inauguration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement congratulating President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence after they took their oaths of office: “I extend my sincerest congratulations to President Trump and Vice President Pence. Today is a historic day for our nation, and it was a true honor to be outside the Capitol when our new president and vice president took their oaths of office. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the Tru... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Obamacare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump issued an executive order directing federal agencies to immediately begin work to ease the burden of Obamacare while he works to repeal and replace it: “I am extremely pleased that, as one of his first official actions, President Trump has directed our government to bring much-needed relief to the Americans struggling because of Obamacare. I share the president’s sense of urgency... Read more

  • Roe Supports Budget Proposal to Start Obamacare Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in support of the fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. This proposal will trigger the ability to use the reconciliation process to repeal Obamacare: “In 2011, when the American people put Republicans in charge of the House of Representatives, we made a promise that we would repeal the fundamentally flawed Affordable Care Act and replace it with patient-centered, market-driven health care reforms. I... Read more

  • Chairman Roe Statement on VA Secretary Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President-elect Trump nominated Dr. David J. Shulkin to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “I am pleased President-elect Trump has chosen a physician to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, especially one familiar with the integrating of private practitioners into the VA's network of health care providers. I’ve long said I would be happy to work with anyone committed... Read more

  • Roe Sworn in for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after being sworn in to serve in the 115th Congress: “Serving the First Congressional District is a privilege, and I am honored and excited to be given this opportunity. For the last eight years, Tennesseans have struggled under President Obama’s reckless and misguided policies, and I look forward to working with President-elect Trump in the new Congress to get our country back on track. Whether it’s creatin... Read more

  • Roe Statement on House Passage of Bills to Bring Accountability to the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after two bills – the Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act and the Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act – to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) passed the House with broad, bipartisan support: “The very first bills passed by the House in the 115th Congress are bipartisan bills to bring much-needed accountability to the VA, a... Read more

  • Tennessee Members of Congress Urge President to Approve Federal Disaster Assistance for Five Tennessee Counties Affected by Wildfires, Severe Weather
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation today urged President Obama to quickly approve Governor Haslam’s request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee to help five Tennessee counties impacted by wildfires and severe weather in November rebuild and recover. “Governor Bill Haslam has submitted a request for Public Assistance and Individual Assistance for Sevier County, which was affected by wildfires and for Coffee, McMinn, Polk and Sequatchie count... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President-elect Trump’s Labor Secretary Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the announcement that President-elect Trump has chosen to nominate Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, as secretary of the Department of Labor: “I’m glad President-elect Trump has chosen Andy Puzder, an accomplished Tennessee businessman, to lead the Department of Labor. Mr. Puzder knows firsthand how good-paying jobs are created, and is keenly aware of the issues facing today’s workforce. For eight l... Read more