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  • Are the Small Gains in the Job Market Deceiving?
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 10, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy

    For too long, the American people have faced extraordinarily difficult economic circumstances that have led to our high job unemployment rate. Recent reports that the job market may be making small gains is welcome news, but anyone who has been spending time in East Tennessee knows, we have a long way to go. Last year, Democrats in Congress passed a so-called economic stimulus bill that was promised to create millions of jobs and stop the increasing unemployment rate. Unfortunately, the opposite... Read more

  • January 2010 Vote History
    Posted in Vote History on January 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Energy

    Business and Labor (2) - H J Res 64: Short-Term Continuing Appropriations - Veto Override January 13, 2010 - Passage, over President Obama's Dec. 30, 2009, veto, of the joint resolution that would provide continuing appropriations until Dec. 23, 2009, for all federal departments and agencies whose fiscal 2010 appropriations bills have not been enacted. Rejected 143-245. Vote: Yea ________________________________________ (24) - HR 4508: Small Business Administration Programs Extension - Passage J... Read more

  • Roe Supports Our Troops and Votes to Pass Defense Appropriations Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Defense

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Phil Roe, M.D., Member of Congress (TN-1) voted to pass Conference Report to H.R. 3326, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2010. The legislation appropriates $636.3 billion, $3.8 billion less than the President's request but $11 billion (2%) more than the current level, which includes supplemental spending. The bill includes $128.2 billion specifically to support ongoing operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the general military effort against terrorism. The m... Read more

  • Roe: Passing legislation that increases spending by more than 11 percent is fiscally irresponsible and nonsensical
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House voted to pass the FY 2010 omnibus spending bill or H.R. 3288, which contains six appropriations bills, totaling $446.8 billion or an increase of more than 11 percent over the combined funding levels for the same six bills last year. H.R. 3288 provides discretionary funding for six appropriations bills, including the Transportation and Housing bill ($67.9 billion), the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill ($64.4 billion), the Financial Services bill ($24 bill... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Amendment Offered to FY 2010 CJS Appropriations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2010 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Act that would fully fund President Obama’s request for the Federal Prison System but reject Congressional Democrats’ attempts to spend even more. The amendment would have rejected an extra $97.4 million that the House Appropriations Committee added to the President’s request. The following is Congressman Roe’s statement on the House floor regarding his ame... Read more

  • Roe: Congress Needs a Budget that will Bring Relief to our Families and Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) opposed the Conference Report to S.Con.Res.13, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2010, because it would further burden American families by taxing too much, spending too much and borrowing too much. This is essentially the same budget that Roe opposed when it was first considered in the House on April 2, 2009. This budget would set the federal government's budget policies over a five-year window between Fiscal Y... Read more

  • Roe Supports Budget That Will Bring Relief to Families and Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on April 2, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) voted against the Administration/Democratic budget that would further place a burden on American families by taxing too much, spending too much and borrowing too much. This budget would set the federal government's budget policies over a five-year window between Fiscal Years 2010 and 2014, with a total five-year cost of $18.258 trillion. This same budget includes a “cap and trade” or “cap and tax” system on carbon, which will raise t... Read more

  • April 2009 Vote History
    Posted in Vote History on April 1, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    Agriculture (185) - HR 1256: Tobacco Regulation - Substitute April 02, 2009 - Buyer, R-Ind., substitute amendment that would create a center within the Health and Human Services Department to regulate tobacco products but would not regulate the marketing or advertising of the products or smokeless tobacco products as strictly. It would eliminate the user fees on tobacco manufacturers and importers, prohibit restrictions on raw tobacco growers and prohibit tobacco or nicotine products from being ... Read more

  • U.S. House of Representatives Fails to Pass Omnibus Land Management Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (S. 22) by a required two-thirds majority. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) supports the concept of preserving wilderness and ensuring future generations will be able to enjoy the natural splendor of these areas; however, he was not able to support this omnibus bill for many reasons. This super-sized bill of over 1200 pages is an amalgamation of more than 160 separate and... Read more

  • Roe Rejects $410 Billion in Government Spending
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) voted against H.R. 1105, the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act – that holds a price tag of $410 billion in government spending. H.R. 1105 passed through the House by a vote of 254 to 178. This spending bill is made up of nine other spending bills that were not passed by Congress last year (Agriculture, Commerce/State/Justice, Energy and Water, Financial Services, Department of Interior, Labor/HHS, Legislative Branch, Department of... Read more