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  • 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

  • Roe Statement on the DREAM ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM ACT: Illegal immigration is a big problem for taxpayers and our national security, and it is clear that we need a comprehensive solution to the problem of illegal immigration that starts with securing our borders. But the DREAM Act is not a solution to the problem. In fact, it will only intensify the problem and offer amnesty to illegal immigr... Read more

  • Roe Honored with an “A in English” Award
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) was recognized by U.S. English, Inc. for his dedication to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Roe was one of a select number of House members honored with an “A in English” award based on his votes and co-sponsorships of official English legislation in the 111th Congress. “I am honored to receive an ‘A in English’ award because learning and understanding the English language is an important part of... Read more

  • The Administration’s Rhetorical Turnabouts
    Posted in Weekly Columns on July 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care, Immigration

    As you probably know, the Obama Administration filed a legal challenge against the new Arizona immigration law. The Administration has been claiming for weeks that the law is unjust because it will lead to “racial profiling”. However, now that the Administration has filed suit – their argument against this law has taken a turn. The Obama Justice Department is not making an argument about profiling (according to the New York Times, the word “profiling” only appears once, in passing). Instead, the... Read more

  • Roe Urges House Leadership to Close Loopholes that Would Allow Illegal Immigrants to Receive Benefits Under H.R. 3200
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe (TN-1) sent the following letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reiterating his request that the U.S. House of Representatives adopt language that would close loopholes that could allow illegal immigrants to receive benefits under H.R. 3200: "Following up on a letter I signed with 54 of my colleagues on September 16, 2009, urging the House to adopt language that would close loopholes that could allow illegal immigrants to receive benefits under H... Read more