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

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  • GOP Doctors Caucus Condemns Governor’s Remarks on Vaccine Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The GOP Doctors Caucus released the following statement after New York Governor Cuomo commented on Operation Warp Speed vaccine safety: “Governor Cuomo seems so desperate to prevent any progress that may occur under this administration that he is willing to disparage the credibility and independence of the scientists and doctors who are working around the clock to save lives. His comments that it is ‘bad news’ that the Pfizer vaccine is proving to be effective are both extreme… Read more

  • GOP Doctor’s Caucus Condemns Governor’s Anti-COVID Vaccine Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the GOP Doctors Caucus issued the following statement after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made disparaging comments about the Federal Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and suggested that Americans not take an Operation Warp Speed vaccine to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “Once again, Governor Cuomo’s ignorance about safely getting us out of this pandemic is endangering Americans’ lives. It would be unconscionable if Americans failed to take a safe, effe… Read more

  • Rebuilding America
    Posted in Weekly Columns on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Coronavirus

    Before COVID-19 reached our shores, we had one of the greatest economies our country had ever seen. As we work to defeat the coronavirus, House Republicans and the Trump administration are working to rebuild our economy and ensure that our country comes back stronger than ever. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has affected almost every facet of our economy. Workers have lost their jobs, small business owners have seen their dreams threatened, and businesses everywhere have faced incredible challenge… Read more

  • Roe Joins Petition to Bypass Pelosi and Extend PPP
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after signing a discharge petition led by Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) to bring H.R. 8265, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act, to a vote on the House floor: “Many businesses in East Tennessee and across our country are still in desperate need of relief to ensure their survival. Freeing up PPP funds is a no-brainer, yet Speaker Pelosi continues stalling negotiations and delaying rel… Read more

  • Restoring Our Way of Life
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    This year has been tumultuous in many ways. Our lives have been upended by COVID-19, and we’ve seen violence and unrest in cities across our country. It’s understandable to be pessimistic during these times, but there are reasons to be hopeful. We all want to restore our way of life, and the Trump administration and House Republicans are working hard to do so and get America back on its feet. One of the most straightforward ways to defeat COVID-19 and return our lives to a sense of normal is to … Read more

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: A Safe, Scientific Approach
    Posted in Weekly Columns on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    Earlier this year, the Trump administration launched an all-hands-on-deck initiative called Operation Warp Speed to defeat COVID-19. Operation Warp Speed is a public-private partnership that is harnessing the full power of American ingenuity to produce coronavirus treatments, tests, and hundreds of millions of doses of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. We have already made great strides in our ability to respond to the threat of COVID-19. We have learned the best practices to prevent the sp… Read more

  • Roe Applauds Housing Grants to Northeast Tennessee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the agency would award Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) totaling $1,346,753 to Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport and Morristown to help communities provide support services to vulnerable populations: “Ensuring all families have the support services they need during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will help our local communities… Read more

  • Roe Applauds Public Housing Grants to Northeast Tennessee
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    JOHNSON CITY, TENN. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the agency is awarding CARES Act Admin Fee Regular and Mainstream Voucher Program grants totaling $428,500 to Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Kingsport and Morristown: “The COVID-19 pandemic has increased uncertainty for many, and we must ensure our most vulnerable populations have a roof over their heads. These grants will help publ… Read more

  • Targeted and Effective Relief
    Posted in Weekly Columns on August 5, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & Economy, Coronavirus

    Congress and the Trump administration are currently negotiating additional coronavirus relief. We have already seen the tremendous impact that legislation like that CARES Act has had on our country, and any additional aid needs to likewise help Americans as we fight this invisible enemy. CARES Act programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) have saved millions of jobs nationwide, and over 86,000 jobs in Northeast Tennessee specifically. The CARES Act also authorized $1,200 relief payment… Read more

  • Warp Speed to a Vaccine
    Posted in Weekly Columns on July 29, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Coronavirus

    Earlier this year, the Trump administration launched a partnership between the federal government, scientific community and private sector called Operation Warp Speed. The goal of this partnership is to develop 300 million doses of a safe, effective vaccine by January 2021 to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus. Congress has already provided nearly $10 billion to develop a vaccine through emergency legislation like the CARES Act, which I proudly supported, and thanks to the Trump administration’s lea… Read more

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