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Phil Roe
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U.S. House, Tennessee, District 1
Incumbent
In office
2009-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDavid Davis (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$2.81 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,938,717
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, Johnson City, Tennessee
2007-2009
Vice Mayor, Johnson City, Tennessee
2003-2007
Planning Commissioner, Johnson City
1997-2003
Education
Bachelor'sAustin Peay State University, 1967
M.D.University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, 1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1973-1974
Personal
BirthdayJuly 21, 1945
Place of birthClarksville, TN
Net worth$2,475,689
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Phil Roe (b. July 21, 1945, in Clarksville, Tennessee) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Tennessee, representing the 1st district. Roe was first elected in 2008. He won re-election in 2012.

Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Roe was active in Johnson City, Tennessee's, local government, including serving two years as mayor of the town.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Roe is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Roe's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1967: Graduated from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tenn.
  • 1970: Graduated from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • 1973-1974: United States Army
  • 2003-2008: Served as a member, Johnson City, Tenn., board of commissioners
  • 2003-2007: Served as vice mayor, Johson City, Tenn.
  • 2007-2009: Served as mayor, Johnson City, Tenn.
  • 2009-Present: U.S Representative from Tennessee

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Roe serves on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[3] For more information pertaining to Roe's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[4]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" Roe supported HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[5]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Roe supported HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[5]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Roe opposed House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[5]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Roe supported HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[6] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[5]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "Yes" Roe supported the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[7] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[8]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Roe supported House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[9] The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "Yes" Roe supported all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[11]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "Yes" Roe supported HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[12]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Roe voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[13]

Campaign themes

2012

According to Roe's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Energy: "...achieving energy independence should be a job creator, not a job killer."
  • Taxes: "... believes our tax rates are too high and our tax code is too complex."
  • Health Care: "...enact health care reform that would lower costs and improve the quality of care."[14]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Phil Roe endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [15]

Elections

2012

See also: Tennessee's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Roe was re-elected in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Tennessee's 1st District.[16] Roe ran unopposed in the August 2 Republican primary. He faced Alan Woodruff (D), Karen Brackett (I) and Michael Salyer (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[17]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Alan Woodruff 19.9% 47,663
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Roe Incumbent 76% 182,252
     Green Robert N Smith 1.2% 2,872
     Independent Karen Brackett 2% 4,837
     Independent Michael Salyer 0.9% 2,048
Total Votes 239,672
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Roe is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Roe raised a total of $1,938,717 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 28, 2013.[20]

Phil Roe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Tennessee, District 1) Won $706,755
2010 US House (Tennessee, District 1) Won $518,529
2008 US House (Tennessee, District 1) Won $713,433
Grand Total Raised $1,938,717

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Roe's reports.[21]

Phil Roe (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[22]4/12/2013$389,641.22$2,400$(53,428.44)$338,612.78
July Quarterly[23]7/15/2013$338,612.78$99,554$(80,295.66)$357,871.12
Running totals
$101,954$(133,724.1)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Roe's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Roe won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that re-election cycle, Roe's campaign committee raised a total of $706,756 and spent $511,316.[24]

Cost per vote

Roe spent $2.81 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Roe won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Roe's campaign committee raised a total of $518,529 and spent $346,589.[25]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Tennessee District 1, 2010 - Phil Roe Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $518,529
Total Spent $346,589
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Phil Roe's campaign committee
Powell Construction$29,700
Eastman Chemical$9,750
Roadrunner Market$8,200
Pain Medicine Assoc$7,100
Pilot Corp$6,800
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$106,350
General Contractors$44,250
Retired$40,900
Real Estate$13,660
Building Materials & Equipment$13,600

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[26]

Roe most often votes with:

Roe least often votes with:

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Roe is a "far-right Republican leader," as of June 25, 2013.[27]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Roe missed 24 of 3,353 roll call votes from January 2009 to April 2013. This amounts to .7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[28]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Roe paid his congressional staff a total of $931,348 in 2011. Overall, Tennessee ranks 39th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[29]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Roe's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,129,694 and $2,821,684. That averages to $2,475,689, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 5.20% from 2010.[30]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Roe's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,151,381 to $3,071,372. That averages to $2,611,376.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[31]

National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Roe ranked 115th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[32]

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Roe ranked 142nd in the conservative rankings.[33]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, David P. Roe has voted with the Republican Party 96.7% of the time, which ranked 86th among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[34]

Personal

David P. Roe is married to Pam. They have 3 children.

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress "Roe," Accessed June 25, 2013
  2. CQ.com, House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress
  3. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  4. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Zoe Lofgren's Voting Records on National Security," accessed August 27, 2013
  6. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  7. Vote Smart, "Roe on agriculture", accessed October 11, 2013
  8. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  9. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  10. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Roe's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 11, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Roe's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 11, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "Roe on abortion," accessed October 11, 2013
  13. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  14. Phil Roe for Congres, "Issues," Accessed September 10, 2012
  15. The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved December 22, 2011
  16. Politico "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
  17. Associated Press primary results
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Phil Roe," Accessed March 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "Roe 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 23, 2013
  22. FEC "April Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  23. FEC "July Quarterly," Accessed July 23, 2013
  24. Open Secrets "Roe Campaign Contributions," Accessed February 28, 2013
  25. Open Secrets "David P. Roe 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
  26. OpenCongress, "Phil Roe," Accessed August 6, 2013
  27. Gov Track "Phil Roe," Accessed June 25, 2013
  28. GovTrack, "Roe," Accessed April 10, 2013
  29. LegiStorm, "Phil Roe," Accessed September 18, 2012
  30. OpenSecrets.org, "Roe (R-Tenn), 2011"
  31. OpenSecrets.org, "Phil Roe (R-Tenn), 2010," Accessed September 18, 2012
  32. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 28, 2013
  33. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  34. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
David Davis
U.S. House of Representatives - Tennessee District 1
2009–present
Succeeded by
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