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  • 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

  • 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

  • Roe Statement on the Administration’s Gun Control Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement in response to the administration’s gun control proposal: “First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to those around the country that have been victims of the senseless acts of violence the president mentioned in his speech today. I will give the administration’s proposal great thought and careful consideration, but our Second Amendment right is one of our most cherished freedoms and I will not support ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 822: Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement in support of H.R. 822: Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act: “I am a strong advocate for the Second Amendment and the constitutional right to bear arms. I am committed to safeguarding the rights of law-abiding American citizens, and I will be a consistent voice for the Second Amendment and fight attempts to weaken those rights that are granted in the Constitution. “As a cosponsor of the Right-to-Carry Reci... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Budget Control Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy, Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement regarding the Budget Control Act: “We’ve got to do something to restore the financial stability of this country. The federal government cannot continue to tax, borrow and spend its way to prosperity because this path is unsustainable. To avoid a downgrade on our bond rating, I supported the Budget Control Act, which raises the debt limit in exchange for enacting enforceable spending cuts and requiring a Bala... Read more

  • Protecting Your Right to Bear Arms & Addressing Health Care Reform
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 3, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Health Care, Second Amendment

    I am a strong advocate for the Second Amendment and I believe the Constitution provides law abiding citizens the freedom to keep and bear arms. As the Congressman of the First District, I am committed to safeguarding the rights of law-abiding American citizens, and I will be a consistent voice for the Second Amendment and fight attempts to weaken those rights that are granted in the Constitution. Even today there are cases before the Supreme Court over the right to bear arms, most recently the c... Read more