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  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s First State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following video after President Trump’s State of the Union address: To watch, click here. A rough transcript is below. “I was at the State of the Union tonight. It’s always fun to attend these. It’s exciting. There’s always a lot of pomp and circumstance that go on with these with the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet all there and then of course the Gallery [guests.] The president’s speech tonight touched on ... Read more

  • Roe: Protecting the Civil Liberties of All Americans is Our Constitutional Duty
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against S. 139 - FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act: “Protecting American citizens is among my top priorities, but security does not have to come at the expense of Americans’ Constitutional rights. I have long held concerns that intelligence operations have not prioritized civil liberties, and in an effort to improve this legislation, I offered an amendment that would have required a warrant fr... Read more

  • Roe: We Must Hold Iran Accountable
    Posted in Weekly Columns on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Last week, President Trump announced his decision, after months of careful review and consideration, to re-evaluate the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and set our country on a course to correct the flaws of the previous administration’s policy. I’ve opposed the Iran nuclear agreement since day one because this agreement is bad for national security and greatly threatens the future of the United States and our regional allies, particularly... Read more

  • We Will Never Forget
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Sixteen years ago this week, on September 11, 2001, America was attacked by radical Islamic terrorists. That morning will forever be seared into my mind as nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens were murdered in New York, Washington, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Two years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site in New York and pay my respects to those who lost their lives. It is an incredibly moving tribute and I encourage a... Read more

  • Roe Announces 8th Annual Military Service Academy Day
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) announced he will host the 8th Annual Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Greeneville High School in Greeneville, TN. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Congressman Roe will host the 8th Annual Military Service Academy Day to assist those interested in applying for any U.S. Service Academy. Those who attend will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from the United States A... 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 Supports Bill to Provide Largest Troop Pay Raise in Eight Years
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 344 to 81: “As long as I have the privilege of serving in Congress, I will work to ensure the men and women who serve in uniform have the best equipment and training in the world. I take this duty very seriously because the safety and readiness of our servicemembers is of the utmost importance to me. Our Armed ... Read more

  • Memorial Day: Sacrifice Through Service
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Next Monday, May 29, is the day this year we set aside to observe Memorial Day; a solemn reminder of the sacrifice and loss our nation’s armed forces have endured since the founding of this great nation. For around 150 years, Americans have gathered to recognize and honor the sacrifices of the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Families, communities and churches across the country will come together to hold ceremonies to honor those who gave t... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Thin Blue Line Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 115, the Thin Blue Line Act, by the House of Representatives: “I commend Rep. Vern Buchanan for introducing this legislation. As we honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line daily to keep us safe and protect our freedoms, I am proud to support legislation that sends a clear message that targeting law enforcement officers will never be tolerated. Holding law enforcem... Read more

  • National Police Week: Defend, Honor, and Protect
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    This week, May 15th through May 19th, marks National Police Week; it is a week in which we, as Americans, have an opportunity for all Americans to express appreciation and respect for our local, state and federal law enforcement officers. Every day, law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to keep our county and fellow citizens safe from harm, and keep the peace. I take every opportunity I can to thank law enforcement officers for the work they do. In recent years, their job has been... Read more