News release from U.S. Rep. Phil Roe
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) spent the Thanksgiving holiday visiting with soldiers in Afghanistan. Roe was part of a bipartisan delegation that included the following members: Reps. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Mark Takano (D-CA), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) and Dr. Ralph Abraham (R-LA). While the Congressman was abroad, he was briefed on the status of the U.S. mission and met with President Ghani.
Roe released the following statement on the visit:
“It was an honor to spend Thanksgiving with our troops in Afghanistan, and to hear about the progress we’re making in the country. I am extremely grateful to our soldiers for their service and for welcoming us with so much pride and hospitality. These brave men and women put themselves in harm’s way every day, and I couldn’t be prouder of their caliber. I also appreciate President Ghani taking the time to meet with us and for hosting us at the presidential palace.”