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  • 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 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 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

  • The Clearest Sign Yet We Need a Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Earlier this week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an alarming projection about future budget deficits over the next 10 years. While CBO doesn’t always get it right, this warning cry should hit home for every American; it certainly does for me. If out-of-control spending is left unchecked, CBO predicts America’s deficit will surpass $1 trillion by 2020. To me, this is the clearest sign yet that we have to pass a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment, which the House... Read more

  • Standing For Life, Securing Our Border and Supporting Our President
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Budget, Immigration

    In last week’s column, I gave an overview of the recent omnibus spending bill and called for the Senate to change their broken and outdated rules so Congress can help advance President Trump’s agenda. While I know this vote was necessary to ensure the men and women who serve in our military have the resources they need, and will never apologize for taking care of our troops, I have heard several concerns about this package that I wanted to address more specifically. Some are concerned that this ... Read more

  • Fixing a Broken Process
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    Last week, the Omnibus spending package was signed into law, completing the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 18) appropriations process. Given that we are almost 6 months into FY 18, it should go without saying that the process we have is broken. We all want a better process and a better bill, but the reality is we won’t get one until the Senate changes its rules that require 60 votes to even consider an appropriations bill. First, let me tell you why I voted for this package. Over the past 9 years, we have... 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

  • Roe Named to Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    “I’m honored to serve on the select committee and sincerely thank Speaker Ryan for naming me as a member. While I chaired the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee, I worked hand-in-hand with then-Chairman Kline and then-Ranking Member George Miller to pass MPRA in an attempt to give troubled multiemployer plans the tools they needed to preserve retirement benefits that were otherwise in jeopardy. Unfortunately, these plans were not allowed to proceed, and now even more difficult d... Read more

  • Roe Supports the Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 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 the Bipartisan Budget Act: “While it is not perfect, I’m glad Congress reached a bipartisan, bicameral budget agreement that moves our country forward. Over the last 8 years, our national defense budget shrunk to the point that there were fears our defense capabilities had been degraded to unsafe levels, leaving our troops in harm’s way. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 will ensure ... Read more

  • The Bipartisan Budget Act
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    This week, the House and Senate reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a long-term budget. While this agreement is by no means perfect, it is a huge step forward on a number of important fronts. Over the last 8 years, our national defense budget shrunk to the point that there were fears our defense capabilities had been degraded to unsafe levels, leaving our troops in harm’s way. With more of our troops being killed in training accidents than combat, half of our aircraft carriers remain un... Read more