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A Story Worth Preserving

A Story Worth Preserving

I was just a young man in the summer of 1973, but I still remember that summer like it was yesterday. It was the summer when I was called to serve our nation during the Vietnam War. Many of those with whom I served and who returned came back to protests and opposition. Their sacrifices […]

ARC Invests Over $3.4 Million in the First District

ARC Invests Over $3.4 Million in the First District

 Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas released the following statements after ARC announced Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) grants totaling $3,499,305 awarded to the First District of Tennessee: “The Appalachian region is unique and faces many challenges unlike those in other areas of the United […]

An Ally Worth Fighting For

An Ally Worth Fighting For

This August, I had the honor of visiting Israel with a congressional delegation to renew and strengthen the unique friendship between our two countries, to learn more about their culture firsthand, and to advocate for greater economic cooperation in several areas of joint interest. Given the unique friendship between the United States and Israel, this […]

AG Slatery Joins 51 Attorneys General and 12 Companies in Fight Against Illegal Robocalls

AG Slatery Joins 51 Attorneys General and 12 Companies in Fight Against Illegal Robocalls

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced that as a result of a bipartisan, public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 phone companies, the phone companies have agreed to adopt eight principles to fight illegal robocalls. “Robocalls are uninvited, a breach of privacy, distracting and generally a menace,” said General Slatery. “This agreement […]

Most US adults favor lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes

Most US adults favor lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes

Most US adults—including 8 in 10 cigarette smokers—favor requiring cigarette makers to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes so that they are less addictive, according to a new reportpublished by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Data for the report come from the 2018 SummerStyles survey, a nationally representative online survey of […]

U.S. Census Recruiting Census Takers

U.S. Census Recruiting Census Takers

Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. While the next census will be taken in 2020, the Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important temporary positions. Become a Census Taker and get paid to help your community. #2020CensusJobs are temporary, provide great and weekly pay, flexible hours […]

Civic Seal Legislation Moving Through Committee Process In The House

Civic Seal Legislation Moving Through Committee Process In The House

This week, Republican leaders advanced legislation that establishes the Governor’s Civics Seal program. House Bill 944 recognizes Tennessee’s public schools and school districts that implement high-quality civic education because it is essential to preserving our constitutional democracy. This initiative seeks to promote efforts to increase access to quality civics education, while also developing specific standards […]

Roe Reintroduces Resolution Promoting Free Speech on College Campuses

Roe Reintroduces Resolution Promoting Free Speech on College Campuses

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) reintroduced a resolution that reinforces First Amendment rights for all Americans on college campuses. This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that institutions of higher education should facilitate and recommit themselves to protecting and promoting the free and open exchange of ideas, and that free speech zones and codes are inherently […]

Nearly Half of Americans Have Had a Family Member Jailed, Imprisoned

Nearly Half of Americans Have Had a Family Member Jailed, Imprisoned

In a groundbreaking Cornell-led study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a brother or sister, parent, spouse or child spend time in jail or prison – a far higher figure than previously estimated. The study is the first to accurately measure the share of […]

WSU Researcher Discovers Oldest Tattoo Tool in Western North America

WSU Researcher Discovers Oldest Tattoo Tool in Western North America

Washington State University archaeologists have discovered the oldest tattooing artifact in western North America. With a handle of skunkbush and a cactus-spine business end, the tool was made around 2,000 years ago by the Ancestral Pueblo people of the Basketmaker II period in what is now southeastern Utah. Andrew Gillreath-Brown, an anthropology PhD candidate, chanced […]

United States Supreme Court Incorporates Eighth Amendment to the States in Civil Forfeiture Case

United States Supreme Court Incorporates Eighth Amendment to the States in Civil Forfeiture Case

Property rights advocates have watched the Timbs v. Indiana case with great interest because it promises to have nationwide implications on excessive fines and property forfeitures. Today, the United States Supreme Court rendered its unanimous decision in Timbs. Writing for the majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg states that “Indiana argues that the Excessive Fines Clause […]

House Passes Bipartisan Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act of 2019

House Passes Bipartisan Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act of 2019

Friday, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 840, the bipartisan Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act of 2019: “I have always been an advocate for reducing barriers to care for our veterans, as it is imperative that they […]

Announcement of Maximum Effective Rate of Interest on Home Loans

Announcement of Maximum Effective Rate of Interest on Home Loans

The Federal National Mortgage Association has discontinued its free market auction system for commitments to purchase conventional home mortgages. Therefore, the Commissioner of Financial Institutions hereby announces that the maximum effective rate of interest per annum for home loans as set by the General Assembly in 1987, Public Chapter 291, for the month of March, 2019 is 7.03 […]

Pre-Medicare Years Bring Health Insurance Worries for Many, U-M/AARP Poll Finds

Pre-Medicare Years Bring Health Insurance Worries for Many, U-M/AARP Poll Finds

With the dawn of a new year, most Americans have just started a new health insurance coverage period — whether they receive their coverage through a job, buy it themselves or have a government plan. But a new national poll suggests that many people in their 50s and early 60s harbor serious worries about their […]

U.S. Supreme Court sides with the States in WOTUS Decision

U.S. Supreme Court sides with the States in WOTUS Decision

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III applauds the United States Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to reverse the Sixth Circuit ruling in Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The Supreme Court’s decision to require the rule be challenged in federal district courts, a more local and direct route than being limited to the U.S. Court of Appeals, helps […]

Protecting the Civil Liberties of All Americans is Our Constitutional Duty

Protecting the Civil Liberties of All Americans is Our Constitutional Duty

Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against S. 139 – FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act: “Protecting American citizens is among my top priorities, but security does not have to come at the expense of Americans’ Constitutional rights. I have long held concerns that intelligence operations have not prioritized civil liberties, […]

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