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  • Economy: Rise in Unemployment & Debt is Concerning
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 6, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Budget, Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    Last week’s jobs report showed a concerning rise in unemployment to 8.2 percent in the month of May. There are many factors interfering with our nation’s recovery. I believe high unemployment and our inability to see a true recovery is directly related to uncertainty due to bad policies such as the health care law and Congress’ inability to gets our country’s fiscal house in order. I participated in a “Pen and Pad” event on Tuesday with fellow Representatives Price (GA-06) and Lankford (OK-05) r... Read more

  • Jobs & the Economy
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 30, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Veterans

    Having just observed Memorial Day, we are reminded of the blessings of liberty and living in the land of the free. That is why helping to create jobs and grow our economy will continue to be my focus in the weeks and months ahead. In every facet of our society – the care of our veterans, budget, health care, and energy – we are in need of policies that get folks back to work and create an atmosphere that rewards hard work and keeps government out of the way of innovation. Implementation of the b... Read more

  • We Need A Plan To Turn The Economy Around
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 16, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    Every day I hear stories of how more layoffs are threatened and economic uncertainty is being brought about by bills such as the health care law and regulations that stifle innovation. In order to create jobs and get folks back to work, Congress needs to work together in a bipartisan way to be a part of the solution. The best way to lower the unemployment rate and promote job growth is to create an atmosphere that rewards hard work, keeps government out of the way of innovation and incentivizes ... Read more

  • Congress Must Replace Dangerous Defense Reductions with Sensible Spending Cuts
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Defense

    Next week, the House will consider legislation to replace destructive and arbitrary cuts to Defense funding with savings derived from reforms to government programs that have rapidly expanded in recent years. Dangerous cuts are on the horizon because the supercommittee failed to find common ground on spending cuts, under the terms of the Budget Control Act. The opportunity missed by the supercommittee was an opportunity to reform our mandatory programs. Instead, this country is facing $1.2 trill... Read more

  • Hardworking Taxpayers Deserve a Path to Prosperity
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 4, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2013 budget, “The Path to Prosperity”. Our nation is facing a debt crisis, and passage of this blueprint will help restore jobs and put our country back on a fiscally sustainable path. Hardworking taxpayers deserve better than empty promises from a broken government, and “The Path to Prosperity” budget offers a tangible way forward. After years of spending money beyond its means, the U.S. government is broke. If nothing is done ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the House Republican Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on passage of the House Republican Budget: “The unsustainable amount of government debt is so high that it is straining economic growth. Therefore, it is important that Congress pass a budget that will restore economic growth, create jobs and enact enforceable and meaningful cuts, in order to preserve our future. “Americans deserve better than empty promises from a broken government, and ‘The Path to Pr... Read more

  • Another Budget Failure
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 15, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    On Monday, President Obama released his $3.8 trillion fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget proposal containing many similarities to his FY 2012 budget that was overwhelmingly rejected by the Senate by a vote of 97-0. If Congress were to adopt the president’s budget, we are looking at dangerous levels of debt, exceeding 100 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) every year for the next 10 years. Failing to fulfill his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his term, Obama instead proposed a fo... Read more

  • Congress Must Pass A Fiscally Responsible Budget
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy

    Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that shows the deficit will exceed $1 trillion for the fourth consecutive fiscal year. With another budget due soon, the president and Congress need a viable long-term plan to restore our national security and lift the massive burden of debt this nation is currently facing. This debt burden is ultimately our greatest barrier to creating jobs because it threatens to slow economic growth. We must slow spending and cut the deficit a... Read more

  • Roe Statement on 1,000 Day Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), cosponsor of H.Res. 516, released the following statement regarding the Senate’s failure to pass a budget in 1,000 days: “Today, there are 13.1 million unemployed Americans. Today, our national debt exceeds $15.2 trillion, with no signs of slowing. And today marks the 1,000th day since the U.S. Senate has passed a budget. “Every April 15th, every single taxpayer has to submit their budget to the IRS so that they can settle up with Uncle ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), chair of the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions subcommittee for the House Education and the Workforce committee, released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address: “Three years and three trillion-dollar deficits later, it is clear that hardworking Tennessee taxpayers deserve better answers, better solutions and a better result. “To date, the president’s record tells its own story. In his first speech to ... Read more