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Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. July 4, 1776 was a very special day for the United States of America—and the world. The 13 colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain. After a long fight, the patriots that set out to build a new nation were filled with hop...

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Roe Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement on the King v. Burwell Supreme Court ruling: “The president’s health care bill is so deeply flawed it cannot be fixed, and today's ruling does not change that fact. Folks around the country are still struggling because of ObamaCare, and I will continue the fight to bring certainty to the American health care system and to transition away from this monstrosity to ...

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Roe Reintroduces Bill to Ban VA Employees Who Break the Law from Receiving a Bonus

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) reintroduced legislation, the Veterans’ Affairs Employee Accountability (VAEA) Act, which prevents VA employees who knowingly violate civil law from receiving a bonus or award for their performance. In a VA Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Roe questioned VA officials about the mechanisms in place to keep VA employees from violating current contracts, but did not receive a clear answer. Roe rel...

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No Matter What the Supreme Court Rules, ObamaCare is Bad Medicine for America

In the very near future – as soon as Thursday – the Supreme Court will rule in King v. Burwell, a legal challenge to the authority of the IRS to provide ObamaCare subsidies to people who receive health insurance through federally-operated exchanges. The text of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) clearly states that subsidies should only go to individuals who purchase insurance on a state-established exchange. In 2011, raised concerns with then-IRS com...

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