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Rep. Phil Roe

Rep. Phil Roe

Republican, Tennessee, 1st District
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Office Phone: 202-225-2461
Committees:
Education and Workforce
Veterans’ Affairs

DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
25.6% of children are in poverty
29.2% of children under 6 are in poverty
8.9% of children are in extreme poverty
13.4% are food insecure
3.7% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Roe on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2149, the Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act, which would require taxpayers claiming the refundable portion of the child tax credit to include their child’s social security number on their tax returns.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3330, the Ensuring Quality in the Unemployment Insurance Program (EQUIP) Act, which would permit states to conduct targeted drug testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment benefits.

  • Roe on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • co-sponsored H.R.314, the Health Care Choice Act, which would repeal title I of the Affordable Care Act and modify laws concerning state-level health insurance markets.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which would provide for the identification of areas of need with respect to maternity care health professionals.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, which would create a committee to review maternal and infant mortality and fund demonstration programs to study potential interventions.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1933, the Health Care Options Act, which would allow individuals in areas with no qualifying health plans available on the health care exchanges to use the premium assistance tax credit to purchase insurance elsewhere.

  • voted for H.R.2422, the Action for Dental Health Act, which would establish a CDC grant program to improve access to dental care for underserved communities.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2501, the CRIB Act, which would amend a grant program to provide funds to help babies born with drug dependencies.

  • voted for H.R.3922, the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP and Community Health Centers funding. CHIP and Community Health Centers were eventually funded through a series of budget bills.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5457, the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, which would provide for grants to esablish maternity and infant care initiatives and develop a set of measures for evaluating maternal and infant health.

  • voted for H.R.6311, the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act, which would modify rules regarding health savings accounts and allow for the sale of bare bones health plans on the health care exchanges. Often these plans are purchased by lower-income individuals who are unaware that the benefits offered by the plan are extremely limited.

  • Roe on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored H.R.2476, the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act, which would make the tax credit for adoption expenses refundable.

  • voted for H.R.2824, the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act, which would reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for five years, and require grantees to match federal funds beginning in fiscal year 2020. MIECHV was eventually reauthorized through H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, without a state matching requirement.

  • voted for H.R.2847, the Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act, which would authorize states to extend foster care eligibilty up to age 21 and to increase age limits on other programs for youths who have aged out of foster care.

  • voted for H.R.2866, the Reducing Unnecessary Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act, which would require the Department of Health and Human Services to identify model standards for the licensing of foster family homes and to evaluate state plans against those standards.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5890, the Assisting States’ Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act, which would provide states with guidance and technical assistance for the safe care of infants affected by prenatal substance use.

  • Roe on Youth Justice

  • co-sponsored H.R.1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, which would reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, reduce the placement of youth in adult jails pre-trial, provide for reduction in racial and ethnic disparities, and incentivize states to end detention of youth with status offenses. The bill would also promote alternatives to incarceration.

  • Roe on Gun Violence Prevention

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow individuals licensed for concealed carry in one state to possess or carry a concealed weapon in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.

  • co-sponsored H.R.358, a bill to amend the United States Code, which would allow individuals to move firearms and ammunition between two states where those items are legal, even if they are traveling through states with stricter gun laws.

  • co-sponsored H.R.367, the Hearing Protection Act, which would loosen laws restricting sales of firearm silencers.

  • Roe on Housing

  • voted for H.R.5793, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, which would establish a demonstration program to encourage families receiving housing voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas.

  • Roe on Nutrition

  • voted for H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which would cut SNAP benefits by $20 billion over ten years through more stringent work requirements and elimination of other programs; the bill would also create additional barriers to receiving SNAP benefits.


  • Roe on Early Childhood Development

  • voted for H.R.695, the Child Protection Improvements Act, which would establish a background check system for individuals who care for children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5889, the Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act, which would provide resources to early childhood care providers and educators on ways to recognize and respond to children who may be affected by a family member or other adult’s substance abuse.

  • Roe on Education

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • voted for H.R.4909, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5324, the Supporting Teachers and Safe Students Act, which would allow for the use of some federal education funding to support mental health services in schools.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5332, the Student and Teacher Safety Act, which would provide for grants for school safety measures including surveillance systems, security doors, locks, alarms, perimeter fencing, and panic systems.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5400, the Make Schools Safe Again Act, which would prohibit the federal government from encouraging schools or other educational entities to establish policies to not refer a student suspected of commiting any criminal activity to law enforcement.



  • 2018-09-25T11:44:58-05:00