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  • Roe Statement on House Budget Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of both the Republican Study Committee and House Budget Committee budget proposals. Roe released the following statement: “For far too long, politicians in Washington on both sides of the aisle have put the tough choices off to the next budget year or the next Congress, really just leaving them for the next generation,” said Roe. “That stops now. Unlike President Obama, House Republicans are committed to developing policies th... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces Electronic Health Records Legislation to Help Veterans, Military
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced the Integrated Electronic Health Records for Military and Veterans Act, legislation to create a public-private partnership for development of an integrated electronic health record system for our military and veterans. This bill would utilize private American innovation to finally deliver on an integrated electronic health records (iEHR) system. This system would enhance the transfer of medical records between the Department of D... Read more

  • Roe, Cassidy, Alexander Push To Protect Millions of Employees From Losing Self-Insured Health Care Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) joined Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Senate HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to introduce the Self-Insurance Protection Act (SIPA) in the U.S House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. This bill would ensure that employers can continue providing quality health benefits to their employees through self-insured group health plans. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Barrasso, Burr, Coats, Isakson, Roberts and Rubio. Many employers... Read more

  • Roe Refutes Claim No Republican Lawmaker Raised Concerns Regarding IRS Rulemaking
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) refuted former Obama adviser Neera Tanden’s claim during a panel discussion on March 11th that “not a single Republican criticized” or raised concerns about the IRS’s power to rewrite the president’s health care law during the rulemaking process. Roe released the following statement: “The claim that no Republican lawmaker spoke out about the authority of the IRS to essentially rewrite the president’s health care law to allow individuals living... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Obamacare Repeal Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed legislation to repeal Obamacare and to direct the committees of jurisdiction in Congress to develop a replacement bill that increases access to health insurance, lowers cost and improves quality. Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) was unable to be in Washington for the vote because of a family illness, but released the following statement on the legislation: “As an outspoken opponent of Obamacare, I was proud to cosponsor this legislation, which repeals the pre... Read more

  • Roe Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union Address: Good evening. Tonight we heard many of President Obama’s priorities for the next year in his State of the Union address. I was pleased to hear the president express interest in working with Congress, but unfortunately, his rhetoric has rarely matched reality. Before the last election, President Obama said that his policies were on the ballot. Well, In N... Read more

  • It's Time to Get to Work
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    On Tuesday, I was sworn in to the 114th Congress. I am grateful my wife, Pam, was in Washington during the ceremony and for the continued support of family, friends and constituents throughout the First District. Being the voice of East Tennesseans in Congress is an honor, and I look forward to serving you over the next two years. As I look ahead, it’s clear we have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track. The American people expect results and are tired of politics as usual. I am t... Read more

  • Roe Sworn in for 114th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released this statement after being sworn in for the 114th Congress: “Representing the First District in the House of Representatives is a great honor, and I look forward to serving in the 114th Congress. I have many priorities for the upcoming year including: helping constituents cut through red tape and federal bureaucracy, working to promote private-sector job creation and economic growth, stopping the president’s executive amnesty and over... Read more

  • Labor Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on August 28, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    On Monday we observe Labor Day. This federal holiday originated as a day to pay tribute to the contributions of the American worker and their achievements. Unfortunately, 7.4 percent of the population remains unemployed this Labor Day. In the state of Tennessee, things are even worse—in July, the unemployment rate was 8.5 percent, much higher than the national average. Since President Obama took office, the average duration of unemployment has almost doubled from 19.8 weeks to 35.6 weeks. But th... Read more

  • Roe Sends Multi-Member Letter to Appropriators Requesting the House Defund the IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), joined by 39 members, sent the following letter to House Appropriators requesting they defund the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB): “As you prepare the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill for fiscal year 2014, we ask that you eliminate funding for the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) and include language prohibiting the Department of Health and Human Services from using appropriated funds to engage in any activities relat... Read more