Politics Jan 03

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe plans to retire after serving for 11 years. Photo by Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit 2018 Congressman Phil Roe Oak Ridge via Wikimedia Commons
Tennessee Republican Rep. Phil Roe to retire

Roe called representing East Tennesseans in Congress for the past 11 years “the honor of my life” and said he always intended to serve five or six terms because he didn't want to make it a second career.

Dec 17

House passes $1.4 trillion federal spending bill

The House first passed a measure funding domestic programs on a 297-120 vote. But one-third of the Democrats defected on a 280-138 vote on the second bill, which funds the military and the Department of Homeland Security, mostly because it…

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