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  • We Must Remember Our Veterans & Their Sacrifice
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 28, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Veterans

    Last month’s job report showed no new jobs were created, underscoring the reality that businesses are hesitant to hire. This gloomy economic outlook is even worse for the veterans. To date, there are nearly 1 million unemployed veterans in the United States. According to a recent National Federation of Independent Business survey, only seven percent of small business owners expect economic conditions to be better six months from now. Forty-one percent expect them to be worse, and fifty-two perce... Read more

  • We Cannot Continue to Tax, Borrow & Spend Our Way to Prosperity
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Jobs & Economy, Veterans

    This week the president released his deficit reduction plan. While I agree that we must cut spending and live within our means, the president and I have very different ideas on how we go about solving the problem. The president’s idea of strengthening the economy includes more spending and higher taxes. I believe we can create jobs by creating an environment in which businesses can flourish: with less regulation, low taxes, and access to capital. I am concerned that the president’s deficit reduc... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Tragedy in Afghanistan
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement regarding the crash of a U.S. military aircraft in Afghanistan: “I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the heroic Americans who died serving our country in the attack. These courageous men and women devoted their lives to defending our freedom, and it is reminder of the great sacrifice they and their families have made for our nation. We honor their sacrifice and commemorate the men a... Read more

  • Roe Honored by the Blinded American Veterans Foundation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) was presented with the George “Buck” Gillispie Award for Meritorious Service from the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF). “I am honored to receive the George “Buck” Gillispie Award from the Blinded American Veterans Foundation,” said Roe. “When I came to Congress, I vowed to care for and support our veterans because they put their life on the line in service to this nation. I truly believe that the character of this countr... Read more

  • Service & Sacrifice
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 25, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    On Memorial Day, we will commemorate U.S. soldiers who have died in military service. We will pause in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives in defense of our free Republic. This Memorial Day we give thanks to the men and women who devoted their lives to defending our freedom. It is the duty of our nation to honor and support our service members who have given up their lives for a greater cause than themselves. Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend that marks the beginning... Read more

  • AMVETS HONORS TENNESSEE CONGRESSMAN PHIL ROE
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011—Tonight AMVETS will present its prestigious Congressional Silver Helmet Award to Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe during a special reception on Capitol Hill at 5:30 p.m. in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building. AMVETS is honoring Roe, a prior-service military doctor, for his work as both a military health care practitioner and a legislator. “In a very short time on Capitol Hill, Congressman Roe has established himself as a knowledgeable and stalwart advocate for ... Read more

  • Roe Introduces Legislation to Protect our Soldiers’ Voting Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) introduced H.R. 702, legislation requiring states to count all military absentee ballots. Specifically, H.R. 702 amends the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, which will help ensure states count these ballots by delaying the process of certifying the results of a regularly scheduled general election for a federal office by up to 10 days in order to ensure absentee ballots of overseas uniformed voters are collected... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.Res. 1746
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on H. Res 1746: I rise in support of H. Res. 1746, a bill to recognize and support the efforts of the Welcome Back Veterans organization to augment the services provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans' Affairs in providing timely and world-class care for veterans and members of the Armed Forces suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related psychiatric disorders. Many of our veter... Read more

  • Veterans Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 10, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    On November 11th, our nation will observe Veterans Day. On this day, let us recall its historical significance and focus our attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. It is my highest duty and privilege to ensure the veterans of the First District of Tennessee are taken care of. As a fellow veteran, I honor the devotion, service and legacy our vet... Read more

  • Veterans Care is a Top Concern
    Posted in Weekly Columns on July 28, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    The character of this country is defined by how we care for and honor our veterans. Our service members offer a great sacrifice to our nation; some come home with wounds – either visible or invisible. Addressing the needs of our injured veterans is vitally important. That is why it is our responsibility in Congress to ensure the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) has the resources necessary to treat the needs of our nation’s heroes. Today, the House is expected to pass a new VA funding measure... Read more