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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 @ 3:26PM

Stopping the Administration’s War on Work

Phil Roe, R- Tenn., issued the following statement:. President Obama said Tuesday that more than seven million Americans have signed up to receive coverage under Obamacare. Still, the real story continues to be what the administration is not telling us. WASHINGTON, April 2 — Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn.(1st CD), issued the following statement:…

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 @ 9:51AM

Christians vow civil disobedience if home-school family is deported

Christians in an east Tennessee community are vowing to engage in civil disobedience if the Obama administration initiates deportation proceedings against a Southern Baptist family from Germany who sought asylum in the United States so that they could home school their children. “It may require civil disobedience with this bunch,”…

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 @ 11:32AM

Conservatives Unite Around Health Reform Ideas

Dr. Roe: We’ve destroyed the physician patient relationship in this country. We have to [put]…the physician and the patient, back in charge. We’ve got to let them decide what’s in their best interest, not the government Conservative political leaders and free-market policy analysts painted a picture of what true market-based health…

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 @ 11:21AM

Roe says House won’t pass Obama’s budget plan

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe indicates President Barack Obama’s proposed $3.9 trillion 2015 budget plan won’t fly with House Republicans although Roe adds Congress will not go back to passing temporary continuing budget resolutions. Obama’s budget plan calls for fresh spending to boost economic growth but also aims to raise taxes…

Friday, February 14th, 2014 @ 6:49PM

A Vision to Unite America

Most of the political world’s attention this week was focused on Speaker John Boehner’s decision to let President Obama continue borrowing without limit until next March. Speaker Boehner’s decision to break with his conference — and break with his own dollar-for-dollar rule in raising the debt limit — shows that…

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 @ 1:22PM

Two months in, Obamacare promises more failures, delays, and uncertainty

Welcome to month two of Obamacare. Millions of Americans have already lost their insurance policies and their doctors, and premiums are skyrocketing across the country. The broken promises are piling up, and to make matters worse, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has now confirmed what conservatives have been warning about…

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 @ 1:25PM

WaPo Morning Bits

Forget muzzling bad candidates and instead pick good ones. “Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on Monday about conservative alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) told the audience that among the ways in which the GOP can facilitate a takeover of the U.S. Senate would be to provide…

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 @ 1:32PM

Senate GOP Obamacare Replacement Is A Net Tax Cut

Last week, three GOP senators–Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, Richard Burr of North Carolina, and Orrin Hatch of Utah–unveiled the latest “repeal and replace” Obamacare plan.  One of the key questions people are asking is whether this plan (dubbed the “Patient Care Act“) is a net tax cut, a net tax…

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 @ 1:27PM

Callers For Roe’s Tele-Town Hall Say They’re Unsure Of Country’s Future

The vast majority of East Tennesseans participating in Tuesday’s Tele-Town Hall with U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, said that they do not believe America will be a better place for their children and grandchildren than it was for them. According to Roe’s office, which conducted an informal survey during the…

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 @ 1:43PM

Businesses Say NLRB Tilting Union Election Procedure to Benefit Big Labor

Businesses are criticizing the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for tilting union election procedure to benefit organized labor. The National Retail Federation, the largest industry association in the country, blasted the majority-Democrat board for rushing union elections. They say that “ambush elections” in which votes are held quickly following the…

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 @ 1:49PM

Charter Member of Republican Women’s Club Honored At Event

The annual Lincoln Day Dinner brought more than a national-level speaker to Greene County on Friday. It also brought together more than 200 Republicans from across East Tennessee, and offered special recognition for some area Republicans. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., guest speaker Mike Huckabee and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe,…

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 @ 1:46PM

U.S. Republicans, eyeing elections, paper over divisions

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Feb 1 (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers, hoping to ride the disastrous rollout of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law to victory in the November congressional elections, are trying to put internal fights behind them and unify around a proposed Obamacare replacement. During a two-day retreat on Maryland’s frozen eastern…

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