By Joe King, [email protected]

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe's Communications Direction Tiffany McGufffee  and Chief of Staff Matthew P. Meyer hold up a Herald to show support for Seymour. (The Herald/ Joe King)

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe’s Communications Direction Tiffany McGufffee and Chief of Staff Matthew P. Meyer hold up a Herald to show support for Seymour. (The Herald/ Joe King)

As part of a 20 stop Press Tour two members of U.S. Congressman Phil Roe’s staff stopped by the Herald’s office Feb. 20.

Both Chief of Staff Matthew P. Meyer and Communications Direction Tiffany McGufffee were present at the meeting.

“The purpose of the Press Tour is to meet with members of the media face to face and to make sure they know how to reach us,” McGuffee said.

During the meeting McGuffee and Meyer provided an update regarding Congressman Roe’s third term.

For the 113th Congress Roe is a member of the House Educations and Workforce Committee as well as the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Roe also holds leadership roles as the Co-Chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus, HELP Subcommittee Chairman and with House Energy Action Team.

McGuffee and Meyer also emphasized Roe’s legislative goals. These goals include repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board, repealing Obamacare, and fight the Environmental Protection Agency’s self-described war on coal.

Since Seymour was rezoned as part of Roe’s District, the Congressman has reach out to the Herald on numerous occasions. Roe has offered his insight into such topics as Auditing the Federal Reserve, the 2012 Presidential Campaign, the dangers of Obamacare, support for veterans, spending cuts, ,and calorie counts in school lunches.

Additinally, Roe has visited Seymour and Sevier County and even held a question and answer segment at Seymour High School shortly after all of Sevier County was added to his district.

“The Herald is a great way to make sure Congressman Roe is connecting with the new parts of his district,” Meyers said. “I know Phil was thrilled to get Seymour and all of Sevier County as part of his district. He wants to let every resident he is available to help them with any problem they have with the government.”

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