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  • Roe Supports Bills to Protect Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Bills would Repeal the Death Tax, Prevent Federal Dollars from Going to Delinquent Taxpayers & Bring Fairness to States with No Income Tax WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) supported legislation to repeal the estate tax, or “Death Tax.” He also voted in support of three other tax-related bills, H.R. 1562, the Contracting and Tax Accountability Act, H.R. 622, the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act, and H.R. 1563, the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act. H... Read more

  • Roe Statement on House Budget Proposals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) voted in support of both the Republican Study Committee and House Budget Committee budget proposals. Roe released the following statement: “For far too long, politicians in Washington on both sides of the aisle have put the tough choices off to the next budget year or the next Congress, really just leaving them for the next generation,” said Roe. “That stops now. Unlike President Obama, House Republicans are committed to developing policies th... Read more

  • Roe Refutes Claim No Republican Lawmaker Raised Concerns Regarding IRS Rulemaking
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) refuted former Obama adviser Neera Tanden’s claim during a panel discussion on March 11th that “not a single Republican criticized” or raised concerns about the IRS’s power to rewrite the president’s health care law during the rulemaking process. Roe released the following statement: “The claim that no Republican lawmaker spoke out about the authority of the IRS to essentially rewrite the president’s health care law to allow individuals living... 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 Fiscal Cliff Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 1, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (TN) released the following statement on House-passed, Senate-amended tax legislation: “Washington cannot continue to tax, borrow and spend. When these negotiations began, the president promised a balanced approach, and that’s not what this legislation is. We must get our deficit under control, and the only way to do that is to cut spending. “While I am glad to see hardworking Americans will get much-needed permanent tax relief, I could not, in good f... Read more

  • If the President Expects Compromise, He Must Set the Table for Negotiation
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 5, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    It’s past time for President Obama to offer concrete, realistic solutions to our nation’s fiscal crisis and to prevent the tax increases and arbitrary spending cuts set to go into effect on January 1, known as the fiscal cliff. While the president continues to reject serious proposals from Republican leaders, his own plan is merely talking points aimed at appeasing Americans who believe the root cause of our nation’s fiscal situation is an addiction to spending. If the president believes that el... Read more

  • Tax Increases Alone Won’t Avert Fiscal Cliff
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    Tennesseans could wake up to find a lump of coal in their stockings if the fiscal cliff isn’t addressed before the holidays. According to a new report from the White House, taxes on middle class families will increase by $2,200 per year, resulting in a loss of $200 billion in consumer spending, if the fiscal cliff is not addressed. Similarly, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development stated that, if not avoided, the fiscal cliff could lead to a global recession. This very serious... Read more

  • Labor Day Forecast Bleak for Unemployed
    Posted in Weekly Columns on August 29, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    Next Monday we observe Labor Day. This federal holiday originated as a day to pay tribute to the contributions of the American worker and their achievements. Unfortunately, this Labor Day will not be a day filled with picnics and parades for the 8.3% of Americans that are unemployed. Still, President Obama states that the private sector is “doing fine” while the unemployment lines get longer and longer. It is painfully clear just how out of touch the president is with both the workers of our cou... Read more