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  • Roe: EPA Policies are Hurting Jobs, Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) appeared on FOX News with Eric Bolling to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) politices and regulations that are hurting small businesses and the economy. In this segment, Roe points out that since failing to pass their flawed cap-and-trade legislation, the administration has been using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as backdoor to implement new harmful regulations and energy taxes. ### Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 1231: Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), a member of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), released the following statement on H.R. 1231, the Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act: “In an effort to promote energy policies that will lower gas prices, I voted for the Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act. H.R. 1231 lifts President Obama's ban on offshore drilling and requires the Administration to establish a five-year offshore lease plan in productive ... Read more

  • What Can Be Done About Gas Prices On The Rise?
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy

    Sustained gas prices nearing $4 a gallon are putting pressure on families all across Tennessee and around the country who are already struggling to pay bills and keep food on the table. Restrictive policies by the Administration are causing energy prices to skyrocket, and they are costing American jobs. This country needs an energy initiative that reduces gas prices by producing more domestic oil. Last week, I joined the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), a group of members focused on promoting en... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 1229: Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement on H.R. 1229: the Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act: “When President Obama put in place a de facto moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico by refusing to consider many permit applications, businesses went bankrupt and jobs went to other countries. The slowing of oil and gas permits has devastated the Gulf. Furthermore, tying the hands of our domestic energy producers only increases our dependence on foreign oil. ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 1230: Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), a member of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), released the following statement on H.R. 1230: Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act: “Gasoline prices are rising extremely fast, and everyone is feeling the pain at the pump. We’re suffering today because for too long we haven’t had a national energy policy. The Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act will require the Administration to move forward promptly to conduct offshore... Read more

  • What Can Be Done To Lower Gas Prices?
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 17, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Gasoline prices are rising extremely fast, and everyone is feeling the pain at the pump. Today, we’re suffering because for too long we haven’t had a national energy policy. While there’s no quick fix, we must lift harmful regulations contributing to the rise in cost and allow more domestic gas and oil production. This will move us towards energy independence and ensure these prices are not a permanent fixture. Gasoline prices peaking at $5 per gallon in some areas of our country is certainly ca... Read more

  • Roe Votes to Stop New Needless Energy Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Energy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) voted for legislation to stop the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) from implementing a cap-and-tax system – which failed to be approved in the previous Congress – through regulation. The Energy Tax Prevention Act, or H.R. 910, prevents the EPA from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes. R... Read more

  • The FY 2012 Budget: Our Blueprint For The Future
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 6, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    The federal government has a very serious addiction to spending. It’s not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem – it’s an American problem. This spending addiction is dangerous and has contributed to one of the worst recessions of our lifetime. House Republicans are breaking the addiction by proposing important spending cuts in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 budget proposal. Spending cuts are essential if we’re going to create a better environment for jobs in America. The FY 2012 budget would cu... Read more

  • We Need A Comprehensive Energy Plan
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 2, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy

    Unrest in the Middle East is causing gas prices to skyrocket, with oil prices surpassing $100 per barrel. This price spike threatens any economic recovery in our own country and underscores our nation’s need for a common sense, comprehensive energy plan that moves us to sustained energy independence. Our country is too dependent on foreign oil. In the short-term, we must take steps to ensure our nation is not held hostage to the prices set by the Middle East. That means we need to look for new s... Read more

  • EPA Policies Are Hurting Jobs, Economy
    Posted in Weekly Columns on October 6, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy

    Since the Senate will not pass the flawed cap and trade legislation, the Administration is taking matters into their own hands, using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as their lead enforcement agency. New regulations planned by the EPA could have detrimental effects to our economy – particularly causing a loss of jobs, impeding economic recovery and harming livelihoods. Last week, I joined other members of the Rural America Solutions Group for a forum to discuss harmful regulations that... Read more