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Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-Time Low

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-Time Low

Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has reached an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018 — a decline of approximately two-thirds in the more than 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s report warned of the health consequences of smoking. Yet, new data released in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report show that nearly 1 in 7 U.S. […]

8 CDC Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

8 CDC Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, to celebrate life, to be grateful, and to reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate – and safeguard – the gift of health. “The holiday season is a time to reflect on family and friends, but don’t forget […]

President Trump Speaks To Workers in America’s Booming Energy Sector at Shale Insight Conference

President Trump Speaks To Workers in America’s Booming Energy Sector at Shale Insight Conference

President Donald J. Trump traveled to Pittsburgh yesterday, where he spoke to workers in America’s booming energy sector at the Shale Insight Conference. The last time President Trump spoke at the conference was on the campaign trail in 2016. Back then, American energy was under relentless assault—not from some foreign enemy, but from our own Federal Government. […]

A Sham Process

A Sham Process

Since the day President Trump was elected, Democrats have been more interested in getting rid of him by any means necessary than they have in working with him. Without evidence, prominent Democrat leaders accused President Trump of colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election. After a years-long investigation found no evidence of collusion, nearly […]

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 […]

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