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  • 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

  • Keeping a Promise This Memorial Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Earlier this week, deadly tornadoes ripped through the Midwest. The great state of Oklahoma was hit hardest, and I want Oklahomans to know that I speak for the entire state of Tennessee when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Unfortunately, Tennesseans are no stranger to dangerous storms and we will be as much of a resource as we can while you work to rebuild. Oklahomans are resilient and I truly believe that, with the support of a nation, you’ll come ou... Read more

  • Roe Introduces Legislation to Fulfill Health Records Promise to Veterans, Military
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) introduced the Integrated Electronic Health Records for Military and Veterans Act, legislation to create a public-private partnership for development of an integrated electronic health record system for our military and veterans. This bill would utilize private American innovation to finally deliver on an integrated electronic health records (iEHR) system. This system would enhance the transfer of medical records between the Department of Defen... Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Honors Service Members who fought in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act, which seeks to create a national memorial honoring the service members who honorably served and died in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Roe made the following statement regarding the bill: “Every day we should commemorate and give thanks to the men and women who have devoted their li... Read more

  • Veterans Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 11, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Veterans Day Veterans Day is a chance to give thanks to all the men and women who fight tirelessly to keep us free, including the 495,800 veterans in the state of Tennessee. Veterans Day serves as a powerful reminder of how our nation’s liberty and justice has been preserved by the dedication of our armed forces. But this special day also underscores our nation’s commitment to its veterans and their families. It is my highest duty and privilege to ensure the veterans of the First District of Ten... Read more

  • Roe’s Veterans Legislation Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, H.R. 5948, the Veterans Fiduciary Reform and Honoring Notable Service Act, passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. Congressman Roe’s legislation, H.R. 4481, the Veterans’ Affairs Employee Accountability Act (VAEA), was included as a provision of H.R. 5948. Roe released the following statement on the inclusion of H.R. 4481 in the legislation: “I am pleased the House is acting today to stop a wasteful practice that was uncovered by Veterans’ Affairs Committee ove... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) released the following statement on H.R. 4114, the Veterans’ Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012: “Passage of the Veterans’ Cost-of Living Adjustment Act of 2012 ensures that those who have bravely defended our freedom and their families have the cost-of-living adjustments they deserve. This legislation will deliver greater benefits to deserving veterans in Tennessee and across this nation. “This bill will provide much needed assistance... Read more

  • Roe Introduces the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) introduced H.R. 5914, the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act, which seeks to create a national memorial honoring the service members who honorably served and died in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Roe made the following statement regarding H.R. 5914: “Having just observed Memorial Day, we commemorate and give thanks to the men and women who devoted their lives to defending our freedom. Every soldier... Read more

  • Jobs & the Economy
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 30, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care, Veterans

    Having just observed Memorial Day, we are reminded of the blessings of liberty and living in the land of the free. That is why helping to create jobs and grow our economy will continue to be my focus in the weeks and months ahead. In every facet of our society – the care of our veterans, budget, health care, and energy – we are in need of policies that get folks back to work and create an atmosphere that rewards hard work and keeps government out of the way of innovation. Implementation of the b... Read more