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  • Roe: I Proudly Stand With The Men and Women of ICE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.Res 990, a resolution supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “As a proud supporter of border security and enforcing our country’s immigration laws, I voted today in support of the men and women of ICE and the work they do to protect our nation. ICE is tasked with securing and protecti... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Securing America’s Future Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House failed to pass H.R. 4760, legislation to tackle our country’s growing illegal immigration problem: “The legislation we considered today is everything East Tennesseans have been asking for, so I’m disappointed by in the outcome of today’s vote. The legislation would have included funding to secure our southern border; expanded e-Verify; ended catch and release; replaced the visa lottery progra... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to cease the separation of families detained after illegally crossing the U.S. border: “Separating children from their parents is not something any of us want to see. President Trump was right to issue an executive order that keeps families together once they cross the border into the U.S. In fact, the House is preparing to vote on a comprehensive bill that wil... Read more

  • We Must Enforce Our Nation’s Immigration Laws
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Since taking office, President Trump has rightfully focused on improving our country’s border security, discouraging illegal immigration, and reforming our immigration process to prioritize entry based on merit and skills of national need. He has also indicated his interest in signing into law a policy that addresses the status of millions of young children who did not come here legally but were brought through no fault of their own and have grown up in America. For months now, the president has... Read more

  • Standing For Life, Securing Our Border and Supporting Our President
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Budget, Immigration

    In last week’s column, I gave an overview of the recent omnibus spending bill and called for the Senate to change their broken and outdated rules so Congress can help advance President Trump’s agenda. While I know this vote was necessary to ensure the men and women who serve in our military have the resources they need, and will never apologize for taking care of our troops, I have heard several concerns about this package that I wanted to address more specifically. Some are concerned that this ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s First State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following video after President Trump’s State of the Union address: To watch, click here. A rough transcript is below. “I was at the State of the Union tonight. It’s always fun to attend these. It’s exciting. There’s always a lot of pomp and circumstance that go on with these with the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet all there and then of course the Gallery [guests.] The president’s speech tonight touched on ... Read more

  • Roe: The Lack of Enforcement of Immigration Law Has Failed the American People
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, and H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act: “America is a nation of laws and unfortunately, for the past 8 years, our immigration laws were inconsistently enforced, which makes these preventable crimes all the more tragic. Kate Steinle’s murder in San Francisco is just one example, and no family should ever go through the heartbreak the Steinle family experie... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces Bill to Bring Transparency to Unaccompanied Children Placement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced H.R. 2146, the Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act, legislation to require the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Homeland Security (DHS) to provide governors or the appropriate state-level official with certain information about Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) being placed within their states. Roe released the following statement on the bill: “I am proud to reintroduce the Unaccompanied Ali... Read more

  • Roe Addresses Constituents After President Obama's Final State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. addressed his constituents in a video message after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union speech. Roe discussed the Second Amendment, the fight against terrorism and several other priorities in Congress in the upcoming year. To watch, click here. The script as prepared for delivery is below as well. Tonight, during his State of the Union address, we heard from President Obama on his priorities for his final year in office. It’s no ... Read more

  • Setting the Stage for a Productive 2016
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Abortion, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Immigration, Second Amendment, Veterans

    This week, the House passed – with my support – important legislation to make many of the tax credits and deductions hardworking families rely on permanent. This bill brings certainty to the tax code by permanently extending several important expiring tax breaks that encourage charitable giving, small business capital investment and research and development. The bill also paves the way for comprehensive tax reform by moving away from year-to-year tax policy extensions, allowing Congress to focus... Read more