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  • “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Added to National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, H.R. 5136, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (NDAA), passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a high level of controversy because the Democratic Majority tacked on an amendment that would eventually repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) released the following statement regarding his ‘No’ vote on H.R. 2647: “I wholeheartedly support our troops and I fully appreciate the work they’re doing around the... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Kucinich Afghanistan Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) issued the following statement on H. Con. Res. 248, sponsored by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH): Madame Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this resolution. If passed, this would send a terrible message to our troops in harms’ way and only serve to boost morale among our enemies, who now face the reality that they are being tracked night and day. I served in the Army in Korea, and saw what happened in Vietnam when Washington ... Read more

  • February 2010 Vote History
    Posted in Vote History on February 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Budget, Taxes and the Economy (48) - H J Res 45: Debt Limit Increase - Motion to Concur February 04, 2010 - Division II of the Hoyer, D-Md., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the joint resolution that would increase the debt limit by $1.9 trillion and add pay-as-you-go budget rules into law. The portion of the Senate amendment covered by the division would establish a statutory requirement that new tax and mandatory spending legislation be budget neutral, enforced by automatic across-t... 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 Statement on President Obama’s Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, DC – Phil Roe, M.D., Member of Congress (TN-1) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan from West Point: This evening the President delivered a speech on the way forward for the war in Afghanistan, which culminates a decision-making course that began in March with the announcement that the United States would pursue a broad counterinsurgency strategy to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Our nation’s heroes have dedicated their lives to serving o... Read more

  • Wishing You & Your Family A Happy Thanksgiving
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 24, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    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 time with your family and loved ones. It’s about giving back and giving thanks. This Thanksgiving I will be saying a special prayer for the brave ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Loss of Private First Class
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) released the following statement on the loss of Private First Class Frederick Z. Greene, 29, of Tennessee, who died on November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas: “As a veteran and a member of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Private First Class Frederick Z. Greene, 29, of Tennessee, who died on November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas. I extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to Private First Cla... Read more

  • Roe Supports Reauthorization of the Defense Production Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 1677, which would extend the Defense Production Act for five years, through September 30, 2014. This bipartisan legislation would also require each federal agency to issue final rules establishing standards and procedures by which they use their priority and allocation authority to promote the national defense. Agency heads would further be required to consult with each other to help develop a consistent federal priorities and allocati... Read more

  • FY10 Defense Appropriations Bill Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) voted to pass H.R. 3326—Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010. H.R. 3326 contains $508 billion in funding for the Department of Defense (DoD). H.R. 3326 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 400-30. “This legislation makes critical investments in the health, well-being and readiness of our troops, their families and the Department of Defense,” said Roe. “The 2010 Defense Appropriations bill continues to put troop... Read more

  • Roe Champions for our Military, our Veterans and their Families
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) voted for the passage of H.R. 3082, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. H.R. 3082 contains a total of $77.9 billion in discretionary spending. Roe noted that this bill contains important funding for our military, our veterans and their families. “Supporting the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act is another way I am working to ensure our military, our v... Read more