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  • 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

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CIPSA): “The rising online threat of cyber attacks is one of the greatest threats to our national security, and we must work to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure from attack. That is why I am pleased to support the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act because it will help to defend private sector and government networks from a... Read more

  • Happy New Year
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 4, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Health Care, Veterans

    As we begin the New Year, our nation has much to be thankful for and much work to do in order to get our economy back on track. Many are struggling to provide for their family and stay afloat financially. This year, Congress needs to focus on providing new jobs for Tennesseans by removing harmful regulations that are hindering job growth, lower the deficit, reform our health care system, and keep taxes low. When Republicans took control of the House last year, our first priority was to create jo... Read more

  • Giving Back & Giving Thanks
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Veterans

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday with our family and friends, let’s remember its important history and all that the holiday stands for. While there were many celebrations before, in 1789, George Washington signed an official proclamation entitled “General Thanksgiving” which called for a “day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” Since then, our nation has observed this day as a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude for the blessings in your life. It’s about spending ti... Read more

  • First Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) announced that on November 9 at 2:00 p.m. eastern, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test will last about 30 seconds. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested. Roe wants to ensure that all of his constituents are aware that this event will be just a test, and not a real ... Read more

  • The 10th Anniversary of 9/11
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    On September 11, 2001, our homeland was brutally attacked by al-Qaeda terrorists, who took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent victims. As we remember and honor those who died in the attacks, we also send our greatest sympathy to the families of the victims. In spite these horrific attacks, our country is stronger and we continue to cling to the American dream. Let us also give thanks to those in the U.S. Navy Seals who acted bravely and swiftly when fulfilling their mission to defeat the most ex... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Tragedy in Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement regarding the crash of a U.S. military aircraft in Afghanistan: “I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the heroic Americans who died serving our country in the attack. These courageous men and women devoted their lives to defending our freedom, and it is reminder of the great sacrifice they and their families have made for our nation. We honor their sacrifice and commemorate the men a... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement on the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden: “The death of Osama bin Laden is welcome news to all who love liberty and justice. I want to thank our brave men and women in the military and the intelligence community who are defending our freedom. It is because of their courage, dedication and determination that we have this victory to celebrate. ” ### Read more

  • Roe to Obama: Sign the Troop Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Defense

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Due to the President’s recent threat to veto House-passed legislation to pay our troops for the remainder of the fiscal year and provide an extra week of government operations, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) spearheaded a letter, urging the President to reconsider and fund our troops. The following is the text of the letter Roe, along with 45 other members of Congress, sent to the President: We are writing to express our grave concern with the Statement of Administrati... Read more

  • Roe Donating Pay Check to a Military Charity if Troops Do Not Receive Pay During a Government Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Defense

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) announced that he will not accept pay if our troops do not receive pay during a government shutdown. Roe made the following statement: “Our men and women in uniform serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world should be the first in this country to be paid by the federal government. That is why I have made the decision to donate my entire pay check to a military charity during a government shutdown if our troops do not receiv... Read more