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  • Stimulus Part II: More of the Same?
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    President Obama sent another stimulus bill to Congress that will cost taxpayers about $450 billion, most of which will be “paid for” with $467 billion in new taxes. For too long, the federal government has recklessly spent beyond its means, and this legislation is more of the same. Washington has a spending problem, not a taxing problem, and we must break this cycle of borrowing, spending and taxing. In order to get our economy moving and create jobs in Tennessee and across the country, we must ... Read more

  • Debt Agreement Not Perfect, But Promotes Economic Certainty
    Posted in Weekly Columns on August 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    In an effort to get our fiscal house in order and avoid economic calamity, Congress passed legislation that cut spending, kept taxes low, advanced a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment and allowed our country to keep paying its bills. The Budget Control Act of 2011 is by no means perfect—but it is a good first step that is consistent with conservative principles. For too long, the federal government has recklessly spent way beyond its means, and that is why we are in this position today. Th... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Budget Control Act of 2011
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement on the Budget Control Act: “The Budget Control Act is by no means perfect—but it is a good first step that is consistent with conservative principles. While I would have preferred larger spending cuts now, this bill immediately cuts spending by $917 billion and does not raise taxes. This bill also guarantees at least $1.2 trillion in additional savings and advances the cause of a Balanced Budget Amendment. “... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Senator Reid Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement on legislation put forth by Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV): “The House has passed two proposals that would clean up our country’s fiscal mess by cutting trillions of dollars in wasteful spending, restrain future out-of-control spending and allow the government to pay its bills. Unfortunately, the Democratic-controlled Senate would not even allow a debate on the legislation. Senate Majority Leader... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Budget Control Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy, Second Amendment

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement regarding the Budget Control Act: “We’ve got to do something to restore the financial stability of this country. The federal government cannot continue to tax, borrow and spend its way to prosperity because this path is unsustainable. To avoid a downgrade on our bond rating, I supported the Budget Control Act, which raises the debt limit in exchange for enacting enforceable spending cuts and requiring a Bala... Read more

  • Debt Crisis: What’s the President’s Plan?
    Posted in Weekly Columns on July 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    For months Congress and the administration have debated how to end our debt crisis with long-term spending reforms and avoid defaulting on our country’s obligations. While some cling to the notion that we can tax, borrow and spend our way to prosperity, this path is unsustainable, and the American people want serious spending cuts and reform. The government spends more than it takes in, and this is the reason for our debt crisis. While we cannot go back and rescind money that has already been sp... Read more

  • Roe Cosponsors Legislation to Help Storm Victims
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON D.C. – In response to the tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding that devastated parts East Tennessee and across the Southeast this spring, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) cosponsored legislation that would provide temporary tax provisions for families, businesses, and local governments as they recover from the tragic storms. Roe made the following statement about the Southeastern Disaster Tax Relief Act: After the devastating storms raged through East Tennessee and across the... Read more

  • Roe Statement on “Clean” Debt Limit Increase
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement after voting to oppose H.R. 1954, legislation to raise the federal debt ceiling without any accompanying spending reforms: “Raising the debt ceiling without simultaneously incorporating enforceable spending cuts and serious reforms will only burden our future generations with outrageous debt. The greatest threat to our economy would be to increase the debt limit without taking significant steps towards a bal... Read more

  • Roe Votes to Stop New Needless Energy Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Energy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) voted for legislation to stop the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) from implementing a cap-and-tax system – which failed to be approved in the previous Congress – through regulation. The Energy Tax Prevention Act, or H.R. 910, prevents the EPA from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change, and for other purposes. R... Read more

  • Roe Supports Passage of H.R. 4
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) voted for passage of H.R. 4, The Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011, which addresses one of the most widely unpopular provisions included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) by making the following three changes to existing federal law: Repeals the expanded Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-MISC information reporting requirement enacted in section 9006 of PPACA that amends sectio... Read more