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  • 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

  • Roe Named To House Committee Veteran Affairs'
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) late yesterday received an assignment to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Last week, Roe was assigned to the Agriculture Committee and Education and Labor Committee. “Honoring and supporting our veterans is the duty of our nation, and I am pleased to continue serving and advocating on behalf of our veterans as a member of the Veteran Affairs Committee,” said Roe. “As a veteran, being a member of this committee was very important to... Read more

  • Roe Named To House Committees Agriculture & Education and Labor
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1) today received assignments to Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Education and Labor. “With a new President and a new Congress, there is going to be a lot of legislative activity across the board,” said Roe. “These committees will put us in a position to be at the forefront of many of these debates and will allow us to serve Tennessee in general and the First District in particular.” The House Committee on Agriculture has general jur... Read more