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  • E&W Committee Approves Legislation to Repeal Fiduciary Rule, Strengthen Protections for Retirement Savers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), approved the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act (H.R. 2823). Introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), the legislation protects access to affordable retirement advice by overturning the Obama administration’s fiduciary rule while requiring retirement advisors to serve the best interests of their clients. Following the markup, members released the following statements: “A rule re... Read more

  • Roe Supports Bill to Provide Largest Troop Pay Raise in Eight Years
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 344 to 81: “As long as I have the privilege of serving in Congress, I will work to ensure the men and women who serve in uniform have the best equipment and training in the world. I take this duty very seriously because the safety and readiness of our servicemembers is of the utmost importance to me. Our Armed ... Read more

  • Roe Leads Bipartisan House Effort to Repeal the IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Drs. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) led a bipartisan press conference on the need to act quickly to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The Affordable Care Act offers a statutory path to repeal the IPAB utilizing “fast-track” procedures in the Senate, but that authority expires on August 15, 2017. Roe released the following statement: “With the fast-track deadline of August 15 quickly approaching, it’s critical that both the Ho... Read more

  • Roe Applauds Funding for Appalachian Regional Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act on a voice vote, which included $130 million in funding the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC): “I am very proud the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that includes important funding for the ARC, an organization that does a great deal of good in East Tennessee and rural Appalachia. ... Read more

  • Roe: Premium Increase Requests Further Underscore Obamacare’s Failures
    Posted in Press Releases on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after Tennessee insurers requested double-digit premium increases for Obamacare plans in 2018: “The premium increase requests for 2018 further underscore the fact that Obamacare is failing Tennesseans and that the health insurance market in Tennessee and across the country is unstable. Since Obamacare was signed into law, its failures have been put on the backs of Tennesseans, and it’s clearer than ever t... Read more

  • Celebrating Independence Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    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. Over 241 years ago, the Second Continental Congress adopted of the Declaration of Independence, setting the foundation for what would become the United States of America. The Declaration conveyed the desire for self-determination by the early colonial settlers of this great nation, and we c... Read more

  • Roe: The Lack of Enforcement of Immigration Law Has Failed the American People
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, and H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act: “America is a nation of laws and unfortunately, for the past 8 years, our immigration laws were inconsistently enforced, which makes these preventable crimes all the more tragic. Kate Steinle’s murder in San Francisco is just one example, and no family should ever go through the heartbreak the Steinle family experie... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Protecting Access to Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the introduction of H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act: “I’m proud to support the Protecting Access to Care Act, which makes meaningful changes to medical malpractice litigation and aims to lower healthcare costs. As a physician, I’ve seen first-hand the endless amount of lawsuits that can be brought against doctors, which results in defensive medicine, drives up cost, and limits access to care.... Read more

  • Cotton, King, Roe, and Correa Introduce Veterans Heritage Firearms Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment, Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Senator Angus King (I-Maine), Congressman Phil Roe (R-Tennessee), and Congressman Lou Correa (D-California) today introduced the Veterans Heritage Firearms Act, legislation that would create a 180-day amnesty period for veterans or their family members to register firearms acquired overseas before October 31, 1968 without facing any prosecution. "Our World War II and Korean War Veterans risked their lives in foreign lands in defense of our free... Read more

  • Warner, Isakson, Blumenauer & Roe Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Planning Options for Patients With Advanced Illnesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Phil Roe (R-TN), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation designed to give people with serious illness new tools to plan for their care, and empower them to have those choices honored. The Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 offer... Read more