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  • Congress Needs to Enact Reforms That Will Ensure Long-Term Economic Success
    Posted in Weekly Columns on February 8, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    The slight drop in unemployment in the recent job report was welcome news that shows a positive gain in our economy. However, the economy is still in a fragile state, so Congress must continue to move forward with reforms that put this country on a path to ensure long-term economic success. That is why the House passed HR 3581, the Budget and Accounting Transparency Act, a bill that would increase transparency in federal budgeting by providing a more honest accounting of how certain costs are ca... Read more

  • DR. ROE in the THE HILL: Americans deserve better answers
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 24, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    Yesterday, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to the joint session of Congress and to the nation. Three years and three trillion-dollar deficits later, it is clear that hardworking Tennessee taxpayers deserve better answers, better solutions and a better result. To date, the president’s record tells its own story. In his first speech to a joint session of Congress in 2009, President Obama promised to “cut the deficit in half” by the end of his first term. However, the real... Read more

  • Happy New Year
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 4, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Health Care, Veterans

    As we begin the New Year, our nation has much to be thankful for and much work to do in order to get our economy back on track. Many are struggling to provide for their family and stay afloat financially. This year, Congress needs to focus on providing new jobs for Tennesseans by removing harmful regulations that are hindering job growth, lower the deficit, reform our health care system, and keep taxes low. When Republicans took control of the House last year, our first priority was to create jo... Read more

  • It Is Time For The Senate To Act
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy, Energy, Health Care

    With only two days left to pass a year-end spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continues to play politics with important issues concerning Tennesseans. By his refusal to bring a bipartisan bill up for a vote, Leader Reid is holding jobs hostage for the American people. We need to pass the Middle Class Tax Relief & Job Creation Act because it will strengthen the economy, bring small businesses certainty and get Americans back to work. Currently the government is running an outrageous... Read more

  • Restoring America’s Fiscal Health
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 30, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Jobs & Economy

    Last week the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction announced its failure to reach an agreement on how to reduce spending. Now, even though the supercommittee was unable to find common ground, spending will still be cut by $1.2 trillion, under the terms of the Budget Control Act. The opportunity we missed was an opportunity to reform our mandatory programs. Instead, $1.2 trillion of cuts will still be enacted starting in 2013, and they will be significant. In order to ensure that detriment... Read more

  • Giving Back & Giving Thanks
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Veterans

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday with our family and friends, let’s remember its important history and all that the holiday stands for. While there were many celebrations before, in 1789, George Washington signed an official proclamation entitled “General Thanksgiving” which called for a “day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” Since then, our nation has observed this day as a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude for the blessings in your life. It’s about spending ti... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Balanced Budget Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) spoke on the House floor in support of H.J. Res. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment: “This week, we will take what I believe is one of most important votes we will ever cast—on adding a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “With our national debt approaching $15 trillion—more than $47,900 for every man, woman, and child in this country—it is time to get serious about spending. That’s why we must succeed where other Congresses... Read more

  • Spending Cuts & Reducing the Deficit are Necessary for Economic Growth
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 16, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    As the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction inches closer to its November 23 deadline for producing a bill that saves at least $1.2 trillion, I hope to see reforms that will help restore economic growth, create jobs and put us on a path to a balanced budget. We need to stop the damage this administration has done by proposing a path forward that provides certainty for hardworking taxpayers and small businesses. Each passing day that our national deficit grows is a threat to the long term ... Read more

  • Roe Seeks to Amend Contradictory Regulation from the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), along with several of his colleagues, sent the following letter to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Douglas Shulman, asking him to amend an IRS regulation regarding federal health insurance tax credits that contradicts the explicit statutory language from the Affordable Care Act describing individuals’ eligibility for receipt of these tax credits: Recent reports indicate that proposed rule REG-13149-10 (rule) released on August 17, ... Read more

  • Roe Named a Taxpayer Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) has been named a Taxpayer Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) for his work towards increasing transparency, minimizing waste, permanently eliminating frivolous earmarks, and reducing the ever-growing national debt. Roe received a score of 91 percent in CCAGW’s 2010 Congressional Ratings, which CCAGW notes is a true testament of his willingness to stand up for American taxpayers. “I am honored to receive recog... Read more