Roe In The News

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 @ 7:18PM

U.S. Rep. Roe visits: Jobs, state of country are top issues

NEWPORT—Jobs and the direction of the country are the biggest concerns First District U.S. Rep. Phil Roe says that he is hearing from constituents. During a visit to The Newport Plain Talk last Thursday, Roe said, “People are worried about jobs and the direction of the country…the erosion of values….

Monday, July 4th, 2016 @ 7:26PM

Baileyton Bluegrass Jam Raises Funds For Wounded Warriors

Bluegrass music mingled with sizzling temperatures and steady breezes at a fundraiser festival held in a modern RV park in Baileyton Saturday. Over 200 people attended the “Another Day in Paradise” Bluegrass Music Festival at the Share the Farm RV and Music Park in town, enjoying hay rides, barbecue, fishing…

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 @ 7:24PM

US Rep. Phil Roe speaks at Sevier gun rally

SEVIERVILLE — The crowd of about 75 to 100 people who gathered Saturday around the Sevier County Courthouse in support of the Second Amendment tried to find space under shaded trees to avoid the midday sun. But they left no doubt they are willing to stand out in the open…

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 @ 7:33PM

Roe’s reelection campaign launch draws 100

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe had a ceremonial kickoff Wednesday for his reelection campaign in the 1st Congressional District, reports the Johnson City Press. About 100 supporters gathered inside as the Republican officially kicked off his campaign for the Aug. 4 primary. A win would place him on the Nov. 8…

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 @ 7:31PM

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Roe seeking fifth term to shift country’s direction

BRISTOL, Va. — U.S. Rep. Phil Roe said he’s seeking a fifth term because there’s still a lot he wants to get done. During an editorial board meeting with the Bristol Herald Courier, Roe, R-Johnson City, said his focus will continue to be on health care reform to make it…

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 @ 7:29PM

“The Roe we know” Roe traces roots at announcement for run at fifth term

Phil Roe returned to the Johnson City Municipal and Safety Building on Wednesday to announce his bid for a fifth term as Tennessee’s First Congressional District representative. About 100 supporters gathered inside as the Republican officially kicked off his campaign for the Aug. 4 primary. A win would place him…

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 @ 7:16PM

Congressman Phil Roe announces bid for re-election

Read the full article HERE at JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – On Wednesday, Congressman Phil Roe announced he would seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Roe was first elected to Congress in 2008 after serving two years as mayor of Johnson City. According to the release, Roe’s…

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 @ 6:49PM

Text of Roe Campaign Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT SPEECH AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY:   June 29, 2016 First I want to thank Jeanette Blazier for her words this morning and for her example as a civic leader. She is truly a statesman and a class act. And also Lawrence Shoemaker, whose service to our country and to…

Monday, April 21st, 2014 @ 10:49AM

NLRB Denies Request to Extend Public Comment on Ambush Election Rule

The National Labor Relations Board denied a congressional request to extend the deadline for public comments on a controversial union election rule. The House Education and Workforce Committee met with NLRB chairman Mark Gaston Pearce in March asking that he extend the public comment period on theambush election rule, which will speed…

Monday, April 14th, 2014 @ 10:42AM

Congressional Leaders Seek More Time for Comments on New Election Rule

Representatives John Kline (R-Minn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) have written to National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Pearce requesting a 30-day extension to the comment period to the NLRB’s re-issued proposed representation petition rule changes.  The comment and reply comment period ends on April 14, 2014.  While expressing general opposition to significant changes…

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 @ 10:47AM

Roe unsure about net effect of court decision to overturn campaign contribution restrictions

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe isn’t sure whether Democrats or Republicans will gain an edge from a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning limits on how much individuals can contribute overall to federal candidates, parties and political action committees during a two-year period. “There’s just as many wealthy Democratic donors as there…

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 @ 10:49AM

Roe Believes ‘Full-Time’ Work Week Should Be Re-Set At 40 Hours, Not 30

U.S. Rep Phil Roe was among the 230 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted in favor on Thursday of the Save American Workers Act. defines the bill as an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code’s definition of a “full-time” employee as an employee working 30…

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