Roe In The News

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 WJHL.com. 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. Congress.gov defines the bill as an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code’s definition of a “full-time” employee as an employee working 30…

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…

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