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  • Roe Statement on Tax Cut Extensions
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on the tax bill that passed the House by a vote of 277-148: “Passage of this legislation is the first step to help our economy. No American should face a tax increase in this economic climate, and that is why I voted YES in support of tax legislation that will prevent a massive, job-killing tax hike from kicking in on January 1. “Since I came to Congress, my main focus has been on creating an environmen... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the DREAM ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM ACT: Illegal immigration is a big problem for taxpayers and our national security, and it is clear that we need a comprehensive solution to the problem of illegal immigration that starts with securing our borders. But the DREAM Act is not a solution to the problem. In fact, it will only intensify the problem and offer amnesty to illegal immigr... Read more

  • Tax Deal Will Help Small Businesses Create Jobs
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    This week, President Obama and Republican negotiators announced a deal that will extend all of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for two years while also extending unemployment benefits for 13 months, preventing the estate tax from being fully reinstated and cutting payroll taxes for a year. As I’ve been saying all year, no American should face a tax increase in this economic environment. Our top priority must be preventing a tax hike on any American. Since I came to Congress, my main focus has been on... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 4853
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on H.R. 4853, the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010: “At a time when many are struggling and unemployment is at a record high, this is not the time to raise taxes on any American. This will certainly have a negative impact on the state of the economy. “History teaches us that our economy works best when we reduce regulations, lower taxes and allow families to keep more of what they earn. Yet, Democrats are r... Read more

  • Extend Tax Cuts To All Americans
    Posted in Weekly Columns on December 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget

    No one seems to know the full schedule for the Democrats’ lame-duck Congress, but we know the Democratic Majority has not scheduled a vote to prevent all tax rates from rising. If there is no vote on the tax cut extensions for all Americans before the end of the year, taxpayers at every income level will see their paychecks reduced as significant tax increases go into effect. The impact won’t stop with paychecks – as the tax rates for savings and investment will rise and the death tax will retur... Read more

  • Looking Forward
    Posted in Weekly Columns on November 4, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    On Tuesday, the America people sent a message to the leaders of our nation, through the power of their vote – they reject the bailouts and wasteful spending that only hurt our economy over the long run. Too many have fallen on hard times and are still trying to rebuild after one of the worst recessions we have ever seen in our lifetime. This new Congress has an obligation to restore the health of our economy and get America back to work. Serving as your Congressman, I vow to take your beliefs an... Read more

  • Our Government Needs Accountability & Balance
    Posted in Weekly Columns on October 13, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Budget, Jobs & Economy

    There’s no denying the fact our country is facing some of the toughest economic times many of us have ever seen. Unfortunately, the leadership in our country has fallen short and has taken us down the wrong path. With increasing poverty levels and high unemployment rates, the Administration’s response has been, “it could have been worse.” It’s time for the Administration and the Democratic leadership to start being honest with the American people and acknowledge that their policies have not work... Read more

  • The Largest Tax Hikes In History?
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 8, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    Our country continues to face economic uncertainty going forward and clearly, we need to do more to stimulate growth and job creation. But, America is on the verge of receiving the largest tax hikes in our nation’s history. At a time when our leaders’ top priority needs to be restoring our economic health, this tax increase will be another negative blow to our staggering economy. The fact is, every American will be affected by these tax hikes. The first major tax increase will occur at the start... Read more

  • Bailing Out States Could Stunt Economic Growth
    Posted in Weekly Columns on August 11, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    This week, House Democratic Leadership reconvened the chamber for a special session to vote on legislation that would provide another bailout costing $26 billion. Instead of a bailout to corporations – which I oppose – this bailout was for states that have not displayed the will to balance their budgets. We’ve seen less than satisfactory results from previous corporate bailouts, and now Democratic leadership is determined to spend billions more on this. We can’t keep going down this reckless pat... Read more

  • Roe Statement on New Abortion Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Abortion

    WASHINGTON, DC – In a recent op-ed in The Hill, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) shed light on how the Obama Administration had approved several states’ plans for high risk pools that include coverage for taxpayer-funded abortions under the new national government-run health care program. Today, The Hill reported that the Administration reversed course and the Department of Health and Human Services is now issuing a new regulation that will specifically prohibit state high-risk pools from ... Read more