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  • House Passes Legislation to Keep Troop Funding Intact
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Defense

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) voted to continue funding our troops, even if a government shutdown occurs. Members who supported H.R. 1363 exemplified their commitment to ensuring our men and women in uniform serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world will be paid if a shutdown occurs. Roe made the following statement on H.R. 1363: My top priority is to ensure our troops are taken care of and paid for their service. In no way do I want the government to ... Read more

  • AMVETS HONORS TENNESSEE CONGRESSMAN PHIL ROE
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011—Tonight AMVETS will present its prestigious Congressional Silver Helmet Award to Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe during a special reception on Capitol Hill at 5:30 p.m. in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building. AMVETS is honoring Roe, a prior-service military doctor, for his work as both a military health care practitioner and a legislator. “In a very short time on Capitol Hill, Congressman Roe has established himself as a knowledgeable and stalwart advocate for ... Read more

  • Roe Introduces Legislation to Protect our Soldiers’ Voting Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) introduced H.R. 702, legislation requiring states to count all military absentee ballots. Specifically, H.R. 702 amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, which will help ensure states count these ballots by delaying the process of certifying the results of a regularly scheduled general election for a federal office by up to 10 days in order to ensure absentee ballots of overseas uniformed voters are collected... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.Res. 1746
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on H. Res 1746: I rise in support of H. Res. 1746, a bill to recognize and support the efforts of the Welcome Back Veterans organization to augment the services provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans' Affairs in providing timely and world-class care for veterans and members of the Armed Forces suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related psychiatric disorders. Many of our veter... Read more

  • Veterans Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 10, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    On November 11th, our nation will observe Veterans Day. On this day, let us recall its historical significance and focus our attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. It is my highest duty and privilege to ensure the veterans of the First District of Tennessee are taken care of. As a fellow veteran, I honor the devotion, service and legacy our vet... Read more

  • Roe Invites Tennesseans to Apply to U.S. Service Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) announced today that Tennessee young people interested in being nominated to one of the four U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2015 should apply by October 31, 2010. Tennessee residents between the ages of 17 and 23 may apply to any of the four service academies if they meet eligibility requirements in leadership, physical aptitude, scholarship and character. The four service academies are the Military Academy at West Point, New Yo... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the U.S. House approved an emergency military funding bill - H.R. 4899, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 - but not until House Democrats added $17 billion in non-emergency domestic spending. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) voted against the measure. Liberals in the House failed in attempting to set a definite timetable for troop withdrawal and failed in another measure to completely choke off military spending for our troops in Afghanistan. Democra... Read more

  • Independence Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 30, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Governme... Read more

  • Roe Votes to Pass Iran Sanctions Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) voted to impose sanctions on Iran in response their continued nuclear enrichment program. “Passage of this legislation is essential to the enactment of new economic penalties aimed at forcing Iran to change its conduct, especially ending what everyone believes is a nuclear weapons program,” said Roe. “I believe this was an important vote in order to strengthen our national security. Our nation has a responsibility to provide strong leadersh... Read more

  • Roe Urges Obama to Reconsider Decision to Contribute $400 Million in Taxpayer Dollars to Region Ruled by Hamas
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, CNN reported President’s plan for the U.S. to contribute $400 million in development aid to the Palestinian territories and work with Israel to loosen its embargo on Gaza. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) issued the following statement in response to Obama’s announcement the U.S. will contribute $400 million to the West Bank and Gaza, which is ruled by the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas. “This announcement is very troubling on many levels; further, it is a dir... Read more