Rep. Burchett applauds Dr. Phil Roe on Congressional career, representing East Tennessee

January 3, 2020
Press Release
Congressman from Tennessee’s first district is top Republican on Veteran’s Affairs Committee

Knoxville, Tenn. -- Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement after Congressman Phil Roe (TN-01) announced he will not seek a seventh term in 2020:

“I am saddened Dr. Roe will not return to Congress next year. He has been a great mentor during my first term, and was the first person to reach out and offer his advice and support once I began serving in Congress. Nobody looks out for our nation’s brave servicemen and women like Dr. Roe, and he has assisted countless veterans throughout his tenure on the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee. It has been a pleasure to serve with Dr. Roe, and I will miss his presence in our weekly prayer group and in Congress.”