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  • Laying the Foundation for Long Term
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 15, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy

    It’s that time of year again – it’s back to school for families across Tennessee and the nation. Education is the centerpiece in the development of our mind. A high-quality education is critical for our children’s future and to America succeeding in an increasingly global marketplace. More and more, job growth and job creation are going to be tied to knowledge, which is tied to our education. Education is an investment into a child’s future. Studying and working hard in elementary and high schoo... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Education, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State Of The Union address: With Tennessee’s unemployment over 10 percent, there’s no doubt that the economy is our country’s most pressing issue. With India and China getting economically stronger by the day, we need to create jobs and come up with common sense solutions to protect the jobs we already have. Ultimately we have to do that with policies that promote job growth – ... Read more

  • Quality Education Directly Affects Economic Growth
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 13, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Jobs & Economy

    Education is the centerpiece in the development of our mind, character or physical ability. A high-quality education is critical for our children's future and to America succeeding in an increasingly global marketplace. More and more, job growth and job creation are going to be tied to education. As a Member of the Education and Labor Committee, I have the opportunity to address important issues like early learning, the rising cost of college and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. One ... Read more

  • Roe Congratulates Cocke County Board of Education on Grant
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Phil Roe, M.D., Member of Congress (TN-1) announced that the Cocke County Board of Education will receive $154,119 for video-conferencing equipment to link 12 rural schools with the High School and Workforce Development Center in Johnson City. This funding is provided through the USDA Rural Development program under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant. “I am pleased that the Cocke County Board of Education will receive this important funding,” said Roe. “As a Mem... Read more

  • Roe Resolution Passes the U.S. House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, offered H.Res. 836 - Expressing support for Teen Read Week. This legislation passed by a vote of 405-0 in the U.S. House of Representatives under the suspension calendar. H.Res. 836 would resolve that the House of Representatives: • Support the goals and ideals of Teen Read Week; • Recognize that it is important for teens to be taught to read proficiently; and • Encourages teens to read ... Read more

  • Roe Votes Against Government-Takeover
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Democrats passed legislation that abolishes the longstanding and respected Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) student loan program in favor of the government-run Direct Lending program, which is administered directly by the Department of Education. U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, voted against the government takeover of the student loan program – H.R. 3221. Instead, Roe supported a substitute amendment t... Read more

  • Roe Congratulates the Higher Education Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) made the following statement congratulating Higher Education Initiative by the City of Kingsport for winning the 2009 Innovations in American Government Awards by The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University: "Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate the Higher Education Initiative by the City of Kingsport. The Higher Education Initiative worked to re... Read more

  • Roe Offers Amendment in Education & Labor Full Committee Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) offered an amendment during the House Education and Labor Full Committee markup intended for the health care legislation introduced by Majority Democrats this week. Roe’s amendment was the fifth one offered in the hearing. Enclosed is the statement Roe made in the markup session regarding his amendment that would strike a government-run health care plan: "Thank you Mr. Chairman. My amendment today is beautiful in its simplicity. It s... Read more

  • Roe Construction Amendment to H.R. 2187 Passes the U.S. House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) introduced and the House passed an amendment to H.R. 2187, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act. Roe’s school construction amendment adds accountability to this legislation by requiring the Institute of Educational Sciences within the Department of Education to study the impact that federal school construction dollars have on the institutions that receive the funding. Today, Roe’s school construction amendment... Read more

  • Roe Serves as an Expert Witness in the Committee on Education & Labor Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) served as an expert witness in the Committee on Education and Labor hearing entitled “Strengthening America’s Competitiveness through High School Reform.” Congressman Roe testified about the importance of adult education programs and vocational education, which are two important pillars in the debate over the future of high school education. As a former Mayor of Johnson City, Roe worked at the local level to ensure these programs wer... Read more