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  • Roe Statement on Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the U.S. House approved an emergency military funding bill - H.R. 4899, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 - but not until House Democrats added $17 billion in non-emergency domestic spending. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) voted against the measure. Liberals in the House failed in attempting to set a definite timetable for troop withdrawal and failed in another measure to completely choke off military spending for our troops in Afghanistan. Democra... Read more

  • Independence Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 30, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Governme... Read more

  • We Honor our Nation’s Heroes this Memorial Day
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 26, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    On Monday, our nation will pause in remembrance of those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our free Republic. Following a tradition that began in 1868, Memorial Day is an important day in our history where we commemorate the U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. Fond mourners and friends will set flowers and flags on graves of the fallen. Flags will fly at half staff from sunrise until noon, and then be raised high. A bugle will sound Taps, and those gathered wil... Read more

  • VA Procurement System Oversight Problems Led to Data Breach
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Congressman Steve Buyer (R-IN) and Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) participated in an oversight hearing on the how problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) procurement system led to the recent data breach. On April 28, 2010 the Committee was notified of a VA contractor’s stolen unencrypted laptop with access to VA medical center data, including the personal identifying information of 644 veterans. “To place our veteran’s personal and medical information at risk ... Read more

  • Let Us Give Back To Our Nation’s Heroes
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 14, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Unemployment is a huge challenge we are facing as a nation, and recent reports from the Department of Labor regarding the unemployment challenge in the veterans’ community is beyond troubling to me. According to recent reports by the Department of Labor, unemployment for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans has tripled since the recession began, rising from 5 percent in March 2007 to 15 percent last month. As a veteran and a Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, it is clear that we need to do ... Read more

  • Roe Calls for Hearings on Veterans’ Unemployment
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – According to new reports by the Department of Labor, unemployment for male Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans has tripled since the recession began, rising from 5 percent in March 2007 to 15 percent last month. Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee and top Republican on the Oversight and Investigation Committee, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) released the following statement regarding the recent unemployment figures within the veterans’ community: The recent unemploym... Read more

  • Advocating for Veterans, Roe Votes to Pass Important Legislation for our Service Members
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), Member or the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and top Republican on the Veterans’ Oversight & Investigation Committee, voted to pass six important pieces of legislation in support of our veterans. “As a veteran and a Member of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, I am committed to ensuring our veterans receive the best care, benefits and opportunities possible,” Roe said. “I believe this legislation helps our veterans be... Read more

  • VA Medical Errors Result in Second Largest Fine for NRC Violations
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) levied the second largest fine the agency has ever imposed for several incidents at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in which patient safety was compromised during prostate cancer treatments. The NRC is an independent agency created by Congress in 1974 to ensure the safe use of radioactive materials for civilian purposes such as in nuclear medicine. Beginning in 2008, the ag... Read more

  • February 2010 Vote History
    Posted in Vote History on February 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Budget, Taxes and the Economy (48) - H J Res 45: Debt Limit Increase - Motion to Concur February 04, 2010 - Division II of the Hoyer, D-Md., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the joint resolution that would increase the debt limit by $1.9 trillion and add pay-as-you-go budget rules into law. The portion of the Senate amendment covered by the division would establish a statutory requirement that new tax and mandatory spending legislation be budget neutral, enforced by automatic across-t... Read more

  • BIPARTISAN MEMBERS LAUNCH INVISIBLE WOUNDS CAUCUS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Teague (NM-02), Roe (TN-01), McMahon (NY-13), and Rooney (FL-16) announced the founding of the Congressional Invisible Wounds Caucus. The mission of the caucus is to promote awareness of and solutions for the mental health challenges facing our service members and veterans. In a letter encouraging other members to join the caucus the Representatives wrote: “There can be no question that PTSD and other serious unseen wounds of war, and our collective inabil... Read more