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  • Roe and Schwartz Promote Medical Education and Training Opportunities for the Next Generation of Physicians
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Phil Roe (R-TN) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) re-launched the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus, dedicated to promoting excellence in medical education and ensuring abundant training opportunities for the next generation of physicians. This bipartisan Caucus provides a forum for members to engage in a constructive dialogue about the challenges and opportunities surrounding graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. “We take pride in the groundbr... Read more

  • Keep Taxes Low & Rein in Government Spending
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 11, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health Care

    As we approach the tax filing deadline on April 17, we see how much the government and taxation have grown in America. There is no question we need to lower taxes for all hardworking Americans, from our job creators to our friends and neighbors who have fallen on hard times. Excessive regulation and taxes are a deterrent to business expansion and income. The president’s solution to economic recovery is the opposite. In his budget he is proposing $1.5 trillion in new taxes. His plan would raise t... Read more

  • Hardworking Taxpayers Deserve a Path to Prosperity
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 4, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2013 budget, “The Path to Prosperity”. Our nation is facing a debt crisis, and passage of this blueprint will help restore jobs and put our country back on a fiscally sustainable path. Hardworking taxpayers deserve better than empty promises from a broken government, and “The Path to Prosperity” budget offers a tangible way forward. After years of spending money beyond its means, the U.S. government is broke. If nothing is done ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Vote to Repeal the IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on passage of his legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), H.R. 5: “As a physician and a lawmaker, I believe our common goal should be to save, protect and preserve Medicare. “That is why I am pleased the House has passed the bipartisan Medicare Decisions Accountability Act – legislation that will protect Medicare from harmful cuts by repealing one of the most dangerous aspec... Read more

  • Saving, Protecting & Preserving Medicare
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    The demand for Medicare services is expanding at a very high rate, making future costs unaffordable, and putting our health care security at risk. As a physician and a lawmaker, I believe our common goal should be to save, protect and preserve Medicare. Instead of dramatically cutting Medicare dollars, which will lead to decreased quality and access to care, we should be looking at ways to save the program and improve the quality of care we are providing our seniors. That is why I introduced the... Read more

  • The IPAB is Bad Medicine for Seniors
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 29, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This week, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee marked up H.R. 452, the Medicare Decisions Accountability Act, legislation I introduced to repeal the dangerous rationing board created by the Affordable Care Act – the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Next week, the House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing to examine the impact IPAB will have on the Medicare program. There is bipartisan concern about this board and how it could harm Medicare. It is important for t... Read more

  • GOP Doctors Caucus: Repeal of Insolvent, Disastrous CLASS Act Vital First Step
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Members of the GOP Doctors Caucus applauded the passage of H.R. 1173: the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011—a bill to repeal Obamacare’s failed CLASS Act program. This broken component of the healthcare law was included to create the illusion of tens of billions in savings that simply do not exist. Repeal of this unsustainable program is essential so that it is not put back on the table at a future date. Rep. Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (LA-07): “CLA... 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

  • It Is Time For The Senate To Act
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    With only two days left to pass a year-end spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continues to play politics with important issues concerning Tennesseans. By his refusal to bring a bipartisan bill up for a vote, Leader Reid is holding jobs hostage for the American people. We need to pass the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act because it will strengthen the economy, bring small businesses certainty and get Americans back to work. Currently the government is running an outrageous... Read more

  • Roe & Hoyer Unite in Bipartisan Call for School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Pens
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) introduced the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, which incentivizes states to adopt policies that increase access to epinephrine as part of an effort to protect students who are at a high risk of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis. Roe and Hoyer released the following statements today urging passage of this important legislation. ROE “I am pleased to introduce the School Access to Emergency Epin... Read more