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  • Roe Named as a Conferee for the National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    “It is a honor and privilege to be selected as a conferee for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, and I sincerely thank Speaker Ryan for naming me as a member to work on the provisions that fall under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. It’s imperative we ensure our troops are adequately paid and military operations are sufficiently funded as we rebuild it. It is a priority of mine to ensure that our men and women in uniform have the best equipment ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Singapore Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic summit in Singapore: “During the Vietnam War, I served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps attached to the 2nd Infantry Division and was stationed 12 miles south of the DMZ. I’ve seen firsthand the plight of the North Korean people, which is why I believe this summit was a significant moment in history. I’m proud President Trump made strides tow... 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

  • Appreciation for Our Law Enforcement
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    This week is National Police Week, a week to honor the men and women serving our communities every day to keep us safe. When I was mayor of Johnson City, and since coming to Congress, I’ve seen our local police officers go out of their way to allow East Tennesseans to participate in democracy. They stand in as security at town hall meetings; patrol parades; and look after our district offices. In Congress, we are also fortunate to be protected by the wonderful officers of the United States Capit... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal Announcement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal: “I’ve opposed the Iran nuclear agreement since day one; and, I have repeatedly said that we should not provide sanctions relief to Tehran until there is an absolute cessation of both Iran's nuclear program and its support for terrorism around the world. This deal simply does not do enough to protect America and the rest of the world... Read more

  • Remaining Vigilant as We Make Headway
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Last month, historic steps were taken by South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as they shook hands in Panmunjom in the Joint Security Area of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) after years of hostilities. While Kim Jong-Un has given us reason to be skeptical over the years, I am cautiously optimistic that thanks in part to President Trump’s leadership, and in part because of sanctions from the international community, North Korea is willing to come to the negoti... Read more

  • 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