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Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act: Patient-Centered, 21st Century Health Care Every day I hear stories from folks across East Tennessee who are being forced to choose between paying their monthly insurance premium or buying other essentials for their families. With health care premiums skyrocketing and competition among providers eliminated, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also [...]

NASA’s GPM Sees Increasingly Organized Tropical Storm Hermine

NASA’s GPM Sees Increasingly Organized Tropical Storm Hermine

Tropical Depression Nine was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 UTC). The GPM core observatory satellite passed directly above newly designated Tropical Storm Hermine at 4:06 p.m. EDT (20:06 UTC). Rainfall data derived from GPM’s Microwave (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments showed that precipitation intensity [...]

Alexander Holds Health Committee Hearing to Seek Updates on Zika Virus

Corker Statement on Announcement of Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Corker Statement on Announcement of Nuclear Agreement with Iran

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement today regarding the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran: “Throughout these negotiations, I have expressed significant concerns to the administration about the crossing of red line after red line as we have moved from a goal of dismantling [...]

Senate, House Committee Leaders Urge Passage of Legislation to End NLRB’s Ambush Elections

Senate, House Committee Leaders Urge Passage of Legislation to End NLRB’s Ambush Elections

After Senate Democrats yesterday blocked a simple up or down vote to override President Obama’s veto of a Congressional Review Act resolution that would stop the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule, Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Senate Employment and Workplace [...]

Corker Statement on Senate Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

Corker Statement on Senate Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after voting for S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which passed the Senate by a vote of 62 to 36. First proposed more than six years ago, the pipeline would have the capacity to transport more than 800,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada [...]

Corker Cosponsors Bill to Prevent IRS Political Targeting

Corker Cosponsors Bill to Prevent IRS Political Targeting

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) this week cosponsored S.283, the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2015. The bill, introduced by Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) in the Senate and Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) in the House of Representatives, would prohibit the Internal Revenue [...]

NIH Study Reveals Many Americans At Risk For Alcohol-Medication Interactions

NIH Study Reveals Many Americans At Risk For Alcohol-Medication Interactions

Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink also report using medications known to interact with alcohol, based on a study from the National Institutes of Health released today. Among those over 65 years of age who drink alcohol, nearly 78 percent report using alcohol-interactive medications. Such medications are widely used, prescribed for common conditions [...]

Archaeologists discover remains of Ice-Age infants in Alaska

Archaeologists discover remains of Ice-Age infants in Alaska

The bones and teeth of two–possibly related–Ice-Age infants, who were buried more than 11,000 years ago in central Alaska, constitute the youngest human remains ever found in the North American Arctic, according to a new paper published by National Science Foundation-funded researchers. Ben A. Potter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks led the archaeological team [...]

Making Government Work for East Tennesseeans

Making Government Work for East Tennesseeans

For far too long, government waste and inefficiency has created oceans of red ink. Whether it’s partisanship in Congress, a huge overhaul of our health care system that’s not working or runaway spending, Americans have rightfully lost faith in their government. When traveling around the First District, I hear from many East Tennesseans who are [...]

A Temporary Travel Ban Can Help Combat Ebola

A Temporary Travel Ban Can Help Combat Ebola

Last week, the American people learned that two nurses who had treated the United States’ index Ebola patient also had contracted the virus, and more worrisome, learned that one of the nurses had traveled on a commercial airliner. It understandably heightened concern more Americans were at risk of contracting this extremely deadly virus, and it [...]

Ebola

Ebola

In recent months, we’ve witnessed a serious Ebola outbreak in West Africa that, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has caused 7,500 cases and 3,500 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most impacted by this disease. Now, there is one confirmed death from Ebola in Dallas, which has [...]

President Obama’s War on Coal

President Obama’s War on Coal

On Monday, the Obama administration unveiled a controversial plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% by 2030. This climate change agenda is so misguided and unpopular with the American people that the president couldn’t even get it passed through a Democrat-led House and Senate back in 2009. Now, despite the fact [...]

Corker: Tennessee Families, Businesses Cannot Afford Additional Costly Washington Regulations

Corker: Tennessee Families, Businesses Cannot Afford Additional Costly Washington Regulations

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today backed legislation to rein in the administration’s proposed rules on fossil fuel power plants announced earlier this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Low-cost, reliable energy is essential to driving economic development and job growth, but I’m concerned the president’s proposal will limit our country’s use of abundant [...]

Corker Statement on Secretary Shenseki’s Resignation

Corker Statement on Secretary Shenseki’s Resignation

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today regarding the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki. “I appreciate Secretary Shinseki’s military and public service to our country, and while a change in leadership was necessary the problems run much deeper than one person,” said Corker. “The administration must work [...]

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., 1st District of Tennessee – Accountability and Transparency

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., 1st District of Tennessee – Accountability and Transparency

This week the House took action to ensure the Obama Administration is kept accountable to the American people. We voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress and to form a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador [...]

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