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  • Our Economy is Booming
    Posted in Weekly Columns on May 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    Last month, Tennessee’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 3.4 percent, half a percent lower than the national rate that has fallen to a 48-year low. In fact, according to Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips, unemployment rates in all 95 Tennessee counties decreased in April 2018. On top of that, the unemployment rate for our nation’s veterans has dropped to just 3.7 percent, down from 4.3 percent just a year ago. Nationally, our economy is also thriving ... Read more

  • Out With the Old, In With the New
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Every April, Americans face the dreaded tax filing season, a season marked for many with long, complicated forms, hours of rifling through paperwork and working through expenses from the previous year. This year, Tax Day fell on April 17, and marked the last Tax Day that Americans will have to file under the old, outdated, overly-complicated and hard-to-navigate tax code. Since I’ve been in Congress, I have been a strong advocate for overhauling and simplifying our tax code. Thankfully, on Decem... Read more

  • Roe: It’s Tax Day and We Have a Reason to Celebrate
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on Tax Day 2018: “Every April, Americans spend countless hours of time and energy on long, complicated tax forms while working through confusing tax rules. However, this year we have a reason to celebrate because it’s the last year Americans will use the old, burdensome, out-of-date tax code. Starting next year, thanks to last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, more Americans than ever will be able to file their ... Read more

  • Roe to East Tennesseans: Check Your Paycheck
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated the income tax withholding tables for 2018 and beyond: “American taxpayers are now starting to see the full benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Now that the IRS has updated its tax withholding tables and all businesses must begin using them, every American should see the proof in their paychecks if they have not already. Look at your next paycheck. Chances ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s First State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following video after President Trump’s State of the Union address: To watch, click here. A rough transcript is below. “I was at the State of the Union tonight. It’s always fun to attend these. It’s exciting. There’s always a lot of pomp and circumstance that go on with these with the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet all there and then of course the Gallery [guests.] The president’s speech tonight touched on ... Read more

  • Setting the Record Straight on Tax Reform
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    My top priority in Congress is working to grow our economy, create jobs and increase prosperity for working families. For my first four terms in Congress, I saw a federal government that discouraged private business and set up unnecessary roadblocks for job creation. When President Trump was elected, I was excited to work on getting the economy moving again, which is why I was proud the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The law lowered tax rates across the board for... Read more

  • Roe Touts Tax Reform Success
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Walmart announced its plan to increase their starting wage for hourly associates to $11 per hour, provide one-time bonuses and expand parental leave benefits for employees as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “Since before we started debating our tax bill, we said time and again that cutting taxes would result in more jobs, economic growth and greater prosperity for workers. Walmart’s announcement... Read more

  • New Year Brings New Hope for East Tennesseans
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    As we begin the New Year, I want to take a moment to share my gratitude for the opportunity you’ve given me to serve you in Congress. While there’s no question there’s still much to do, I’m proud of the progress we’ve made toward delivering on our promises to improve the lives of all Americans. On December 22, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, the first major overhaul of our tax code in more than three decades. By seizing this once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide ... Read more

  • Roe Votes to Cut Taxes for East Tennesseans
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed the conference report for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “An overhaul of our tax code hasn’t occurred in 31 years. Today, the House seized a once-in-a-generation opportunity to provide tax relief to every American family and business. I’m very proud of the work done by the House and Senate, especially considering the tax relief the First District will see from this commonsense, pro-growth ... Read more

  • Roe: We Are One Step Closer to Seizing a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting for the motion to go to conference to allow the House and Senate to reconcile the differences between the two tax reform bills: “Today we are one step closer to overhauling our tax code and seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to allow hardworking Americans to keep more of their pay. I am pleased the House has agreed to go to conference to reconcile the differences between the bills in bot... Read more