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  • 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 Statement on Budget Passage
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | 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.Con.Res. 71, the Senate-amended Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution: “Putting our fiscal house in order is one of my top priorities in Congress, and I’m proud the House and Senate agreed on a responsible budget. This resolution will pave the way for tax cuts that will allow East Tennesseans to keep more of their hard-earned pay, create good-paying jobs in the First District, and hel... Read more

  • Standing with President Trump to Make America Secure
    Posted in Weekly Columns on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Defense

    Today, House Republicans continued our work to keep the promises we made to the American people by passing a bill to fund one of our most important obligations: national security. The Make America Secure Act includes critical national security priorities, including the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and important energy and water infrastructure needs. This package of appropriations bills will provide funding for the largest military pay increase in eight years; inc... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Proposed 2018 Fiscal Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the release of President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget request: “I applaud President Trump and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney for putting forward a serious budget blueprint that prioritizes economic growth and starts the process of getting our fiscal house back in order. Thankfully, President Trump included a number of provisions that affect issues important to the First Di... Read more

  • Roe Addresses Constituents After President Obama's Final State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. addressed his constituents in a video message after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union speech. Roe discussed the Second Amendment, the fight against terrorism and several other priorities in Congress in the upcoming year. To watch, click here. The script as prepared for delivery is below as well. Tonight, during his State of the Union address, we heard from President Obama on his priorities for his final year in office. It’s no ... Read more

  • Roe Opposes Omnibus Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting against the omnibus spending package: "While I respect the work Speaker Ryan and Chairman Rogers did to try to negotiate the best deal possible with House and Senate Democrats, I strongly believe one of the most serious issues facing our country right now is the security of our homeland. Unfortunately, this bill did not go far enough to ensure the protection of Americans, and I was disappointed no ... Read more

  • Setting the Stage for a Productive 2016
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    This week, the House passed – with my support – important legislation to make many of the tax credits and deductions hardworking families rely on permanent. This bill brings certainty to the tax code by permanently extending several important expiring tax breaks that encourage charitable giving, small business capital investment and research and development. The bill also paves the way for comprehensive tax reform by moving away from year-to-year tax policy extensions, allowing Congress to focus... Read more

  • Roe Statement on House Budget Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of both the Republican Study Committee and House Budget Committee budget proposals. Roe released the following statement: “For far too long, politicians in Washington on both sides of the aisle have put the tough choices off to the next budget year or the next Congress, really just leaving them for the next generation,” said Roe. “That stops now. Unlike President Obama, House Republicans are committed to developing policies th... Read more

  • Roe Rejects Short-Term Patch, Encourages Senate to Come to the Negotiating Table
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting in support of a House motion to go to conference with the Senate on the House and Senate passed funding bills for the Department of Homeland Security. Roe voted against a three-week continuing resolution. “The House acted six weeks ago to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security. Instead of allowing a vote on the House-passed bill or passing a bill of their own in a timely fashion, Sena... Read more