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Phil Roe visits Blountville

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. - Election season is around the corner once again and a familiar face is approaching his 4th term in Congress.

Phil Roe stopped by the Ruritan Club in Blountville this weekend. Roe represents the First District of Tennessee and serves on the Education Workforce Committee and the Veterans Affair Committee.

As a vet himself, he wants to make a difference for decades to come with other veterans. Roe says there's a major skills gap in America.

There's a lot of jobs but we don't have people with the proper skills to meet those jobs. He wants to change that.

Roe tells us there's two issues he wants to address.

"One of the issues that's on everybody's mind is veterans. The issues of Veterans Hospitals around the country and fortunately here I think we're doing very well. Tthere was some little increase wait time but the care I think has never been in question," says Roe.

The second issue Roe sees is the immigration issue. He says that if we get these two issues right, we can improve care for vets all across the country.

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