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  • Roe Statement on H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Chairman Kline of the Education and Workforce Committee introduced H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act – legislation to hold the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) accountable for its activist agenda. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), chair of the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee, issued the following statement in support of H.R. 3094: “The NLRB continues to advocate for harmful policies that will hinder job creation, and now ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) issued the following statement regarding H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act: “With sluggish job growth and over 14 million unemployed, this nation cannot afford more job-killing regulations. Businesses and families are overregulated, and the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) attack on The Boeing Company is another example of this. “This important legislation will prohibit the NLRB from dictating where a ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on H.R. 2218, Empowering Parents Through Quality Charter Schools ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), chair of the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee for Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement on H.R. 2218, Empowering Parents Through Quality Charter Schools Act: “While many of our traditional public schools are outstanding, too many students fall through the cracks. Charter schools give parents with children trapped in failing schools an option to ensure their children receive a high-quality educatio... Read more

  • DRS. PHIL ROE & LARRY BUCSHON SPECIAL TO THE COURIER: Health care law has consequences
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 16, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy, Health Care

    As doctors, we've seen personally how the rising costs of health care can place even greater strain on individuals, families and employers. Year after year the cost of care goes up, leading some patients to neglect the treatments or care they need simply because they cannot afford it. Employers often face the difficult reality of maintaining coverage for their employees or cutting back their payrolls. Taxpayers, at the state and federal levels, are forced to pay more to fund government health ca... Read more

  • Kline and Roe Express Disappointment with NLRB's Inadequate Response to Congressional Inquiry
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Today, Republican leaders on the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce responded to the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) failure to provide requested documents related to its complaint against The Boeing Company. On May 5th, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Representative Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) requested information from the NLRB to address questions surrounding the timing of the Boeing complaint, as well as concerns about public statements made by NLRB off... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Cosponsoring H.R. 1891: The Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01), chair of the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement on cosponsoring H.R. 1891, the Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act: “I am pleased to cosponsor H.R. 1891 because it focuses the increasingly scarce resources we have on programs that work. Through this legislation, we are working to strengthen educational programs that are working... Read more

  • Kline, Roe Press NLRB Leaders on Spending Cuts
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), and Subcommittee on Health, Labor, Employment, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) today released a letter sent to leaders of the National Labor Relations Board in response to their concerns about the House Republican budget plan that would reduce government spending by more than $100 billion. “The American people have demanded Washington take immediate action to get our fiscal house in order,... Read more

  • Roe Statement on January Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Chairman of the Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after the Department of Labor reported the national unemployment rate was 9 percent in the month of January: “After more than two years of economic uncertainty, job creators remain cautious about expanding their businesses and hiring new workers. Despite another month of private-sector job growth, the pace of job creation still fall... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Child Nutrition Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) made the following statement on the House floor regarding Child Nutrition legislation: Mr. Chairman, I rise in opposition to this legislation. You will be hard pressed to find many members on either side of the aisle who oppose the child nutrition program. No child should have to go hungry – that’s something all of us agree on. This bill, however, represents everything that is wrong with Congress right now. First, we have done virtually n... Read more

  • Roe Congratulates The Niswonger Foundation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Niswonger Foundation was awarded a grant in the amount of $17,751,044 for the period 10/01/2010 through 09/30/2015 from the United States Department of Education. The Niswonger Foundation will receive this funding through the Investing in Innovation – Validations Grant Program. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) said: “I am pleased the Niswonger Foundation will receive this grant from the US Department of Education. Education is an investment into a child’s future, and ... Read more