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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Phil Roe (1st Congressional District of Tennessee)

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  • Roe Calls for Bipartisan Action Following PBGC Annual Report
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Annual Report: “The PBGC FY 2019 Annual Report shows what we have known for years: the multiemployer pension program is in crisis and is getting worse each day Congress fails to pass serious reforms. If Congress does nothing, by 2026, retirees will have their benefits slashed to pennies on the dollar when PBGC becomes ins… Read more

  • The Job Elimination Act
    Posted in Weekly Columns on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    One thing that makes America the greatest nation in the world is our belief in the dignity of work. Work can provide purpose in our lives, and we take pride in the work we do. Hardworking Americans can provide for their families because of good-paying jobs. Thanks to our booming economy, overall wages are higher, hourly earnings are up 3.1 percent in the last 12 months, and job opportunities are on the rise with currently 7.3 million jobs available. This is great news, and it’s the result of Pre… Read more

  • Roe Introduces Bipartisan Voluntary Protection Program Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    “WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) introduced H.R. 1956, Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Act with Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), and released the following statement: “As a former small business owner, I knew one of my top priorities was to ensure a safe work environment for my employees by creating a culture of safety within my former practice,” said Roe. “For these reasons, I am proud to work with my colleagues from bot… Read more

  • Roe Opposes Paycheck Fairness Act and Cosponsors WAGE Equity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after cosponsoring the WAGE Equity Act and voting against H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act: “Discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin and religion is already illegal, but I voted against H.R. 7 because instead of working to promote legislation to meet the needs of the modern workforce, this legislation will primarily benefit trial lawyers by creating more opportunities for frivolous litigation,” sa… Read more

  • Roe Reintroduces the Employee Rights Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) reintroduced H.R. 1855, the Employee Rights Act (ERA). Original cosponsors include Reps. Virginia Foxx, Bradley Byrne, Rick Allen, James Comer, Francis Rooney, Mark Walker, Jim Banks, Ron Wright, Joe Wilson, Ted Budd, Scott DesJarlais and Tom McClintock. Rep. Roe released the following statement: “Today, Democrats on the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing about protecting workers’ right to form a union,” said Roe. “If we really… Read more

  • The Damaging Effects of a $15 Minimum Wage
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    All Americans deserve to be compensated fairly for the work they do. Having previously helped to manage a business for over 30 years, I know from firsthand experience nothing makes you feel better than knowing an employee will be able to live comfortably and retire with peace of mind about their financial security. Washington needs to get out of the way, keep taxes low, reduce unnecessary regulations, and pave the way for economic growth and job creation. That’s why I was proud to support the Ta… Read more

  • Roe Fights for Jobs in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after introducing an amendment during a House Education and Labor Committee markup on H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act: “Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 will have a devastating effect on employment opportunities in rural communities like those across East Tennessee. The best way to get a job that pays more than the minimum wage is to have an opportunity, and without jobs, there aren’t as many opportunities. … Read more

  • Roe: Free and Fair Trade Allows the U.S. to Be Competitive
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Jobs & Economy

    President Trump made many commitments to the American people and has done an exceptional job of keeping those promises. One of those promises was to grow our economy and create jobs so that every American has opportunity. That’s why I was proud to support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has resulted in a thriving economy and an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent nationally last month, and it’s even lower in Tennessee at 3.4 percent. In addition, in a survey completed by the National Association o… Read more

  • Roe: Championing the Farming Industry for Future Generations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, or the Farm Bill: “I’ve always said I’ll never apologize for taking care of our farmers. This Farm Bill is a great start to help struggling farmers in East Tennessee. Over the last five years, net farming income has declined by 52 percent because of external factors like natural disasters and changes in the global economy. In meeting w… Read more

  • 500 Days of Accomplishments Under President Trump
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy

    Since his inauguration, President Trump has led our country into economic prosperity and worked tirelessly to keep the promises he made on the campaign trail. Monday marked the 500th day of President Trump’s administration, and it’s clear our president is already making historic progress toward getting our country back on track. Our economy is booming, and last month unemployment dropped to 3.8 percent – the lowest in nearly two decades. The president has rolled back billions of dollars’ worth o… Read more

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