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  • Roe Rejects Short-Term Patch, Encourages Senate to Come to the Negotiating Table
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting in support of a House motion to go to conference with the Senate on the House and Senate passed funding bills for the Department of Homeland Security. Roe voted against a three-week continuing resolution. “The House acted six weeks ago to continue funding the Department of Homeland Security. Instead of allowing a vote on the House-passed bill or passing a bill of their own in a timely fashion, Sena... Read more

  • It’s Time for the President to Put Down His Pen
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Immigration

    Last November, President Obama took executive action to make controversial, unprecedented changes to our nation’s immigration system - despite making earlier claims that he was ‘not a king’ and could not move unilaterally on immigration reform. Moving forward with his plan for executive amnesty, the president blatantly ignored the outrage of the American people and warnings from myself and other members of Congress that he was poisoning the well for real immigration reform. Instead of working wi... 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

  • Roe Votes to Stop the President’s Executive Overreach on Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after voting to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the rest of the fiscal year. The bill specifically prohibits any funding from being used to carry out President Obama’s November 20 executive actions on immigration reform: “I was proud to support this important bill which funds DHS operations for the rest of the fiscal year and blocks funding to implement the president’s executive amnesty. I ho... Read more

  • Stopping the President’s Executive Overreach on Immigration Reform
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    In November, President Obama took executive action to make controversial, unprecedented changes to our nation’s immigration system. Despite the outrage of the American people and warnings from myself and other members of Congress that he was poisoning the well for real immigration reform, the president moved forward with actions that allow certain illegal immigrants who have been in America more than five years to avoid deportation as long as they register, pass a background check and pay taxes.... 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

  • Illegal Immigration is a Serious Threat to America’s National Security
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 25, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments regarding Arizona’s immigration law. The way I see it, Arizona is simply trying to enforce our basic immigration laws that make it illegal to be in our country without a visa or proper citizenship. With nearly 12 million illegal immigrants in this country, it is clear that our system is broken and the federal government needs to enact and enforce strict immigration laws in order to protect the citizens of our country. The problem with illega... Read more

  • Immigration Issues Must Be Addressed
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 21, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    According to the National Conference of State Legislators’ most recent immigration report, all fifty state legislatures introduced some sort of legislation in 2011 to address the growing problem of illegal immigration. At a time of economic uncertainty, we cannot continue to ignore the growing problems with illegal immigration because it is expensive and it’s straining our nation’s financial resources. The federal government must take steps toward enacting comprehensive immigration reform. These... Read more

  • Roe Asks President Obama to Enforce Immigration Laws
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), member of the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus, joined 74 of his colleagues who sent the following letter to President Obama asking him to enforce our immigration laws evenly without passion, prejudice or preference: As members of the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus we vehemently oppose your August 18, 2011 announcement to bypass Congress and use prosecutorial discretion to achieve amnesty for individuals who are illegally resid... Read more