7th District of Tennessee
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) today released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act.
This legislation would require the FBI, Homeland Security Department and director of national intelligence to certify to Congress that any refugee seeking entry to the United States from Syria or Iraq is not a threat to the security of the United States.
Clarksville City Councilwoman for Ward 2 Deanna McLaughlin to hold Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Councilwoman for Ward 2 Deanna McLaughlin will hold a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at the Kleeman Community Center located at 166 Cunningham Lane (next to New Providence Middle School).
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Representative Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) has been named to serve on the State Capitol Commission by Tennessee Speaker of the House of Representatives, Beth Harwell.
The State Capitol Commission (SCC) was created by the Legislature in 1986 to formulate and develop a plenary master plan and program for the adaptive restoration and preservation of the State Capitol, including the building and contiguous grounds.
That role was expanded in 1998 to include the Bicentennial Mall and the monuments and other permanent fixtures in the park.
Tennessee Representative Smith, Senator Tracy File Legislation To Restore State Highway Funding Raided Between 2001-2007
Nashville, TN – Earlier today, State Representative Eddie Smith (R–Knoxville) and State Senator Jim Tracy (R–Shelbyville) officially announced they have filed legislation to restore approximately $261 million that was raided from the state’s highway fund between 2001 and 2007.
The money will be used for backlog transportation road projects across the state and will aid in avoiding an increase to the state’s gasoline tax. Currently, Tennessee has a backlog of road projects totaling $6.1 billion. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Democratic lawmakers say fights at the Morgan County Correctional Facility Tuesday morning were apparently much worse than reported by the Department of Corrections.
Two officers were seriously injured in what they described as several fights that broke out at the facility. One officer sustained a broken orbital socket, broken nose, cracked thumb and 12 stitches in his lip. He has been identified as Sgt. David “Woody” Garrett.
Tennessee Representatives John Mark Windle and Mike Stewart ask Department of Corrections for Answers
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representatives John Mark Windle (D-Livingston) and Mike Stewart (D-Nashville) say a Corrections Department presentation made last week to lawmakers raises questions about what Correctional Officers say are often crippling consequences of staff shortages.
The presentation showed that assaults are down in prisons across Tennessee, but the officers refute this, saying non-injury officer assaults are actually being re-classified as “staff/inmate provocations” to make the Department’s numbers look better. «Read the rest of this article»
Panel to include festival organizers, Tennessee city leaders
Nashville, TN – Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris and State Representative John Ray Clemmons will host a roundtable discussion on gun legislation and possible impacts on local economies at 9:00am August 13th in the legislative library in the state Capitol. «Read the rest of this article»
Cleveland, OH – Republicans from across the country gathered earlier this evening in Cleveland to witness the first presidential debate of the Republican primary.
The FOX News network and Facebook partnered to host the debate of the top ten GOP candidates for president based on polling averages of five recent polls conducted around the nation. Earlier in the day, FOX also hosted a forum for the remaining seven candidates. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
Clarksville, TN – One of the more important issues facing our growing community and our state is the need to improve our transportation infrastructure. If you drive anywhere in Clarksville-Montgomery County, at any time of day or night, you will find yourself in traffic unlike any I have witnessed during my lifetime in this community.
During my travels around our community this year, and in speaking with various groups, I have mentioned that the Tennessee General Assembly, during our legislative session that ended in April, neglected to enact a plan to improve the transportation system and create a dedicated funding stream to pay for it. That was one of my regrets during and since the session ended.
Clarksville City Councilwoman for Ward 2 Deanna McLaughlin to hold Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Councilwoman for Ward 2 Deanna McLaughlin will hold a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at the Kleeman Community Center located at 166 Cunningham Lane (next to New Providence Middle School).
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