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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander message to his fellow Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Sweeping relief is on its way to help keep paychecks coming for Tennessee workers and relieve financial burdens for Americans hurt by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Across our state, people are anxious and many are struggling. I cannot remember a time in my life, or in our nation’s history, when the government has temporarily shut down the country or individual states in order to contain a disease, but that is what we have seen this month. And if the federal government is going to close parts of the economy, for the safety of the people, the federal government needs to pay for it.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander Statement on Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s “Safer-at-Home” Order

 

U.S. SenateMaryville, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s “Safer at Home” order:

“Painful as it is, Governor Lee is right. Everything I’ve learned as chairman of the United States Senate health committee persuades me to support his decision.”

“Staying at home is an essential step one in containing the disease and saving lives.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Congressional Delegation Urges President Donald Trump to Approve Additional Federal Assistance for Tennessee to Assist With Coronavirus Pandemic

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Representatives Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), Mark Green (R-Tenn.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.), Phil Roe, M.D., (R-Tenn.) and John Rose (R-Tenn.) today, Monday, March 20th, 2020 urged President Donald Trump to quickly approve Governor Bill Lee’s request for additional federal assistance for the state of Tennessee to assist with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Supporting Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Knowing that more than 3 million Americans lost their jobs last week due to the coronavirus pandemic absolutely breaks my heart. Our small businesses are among the hardest hit–and they make up 99.5% of all companies in our state. Many small business owners have shared with me how their dreams are shattered, through no fault of their own.

This week Congress passed the bipartisan CARES Act to help bridge these next few months. The CARES Act will shore up a foundation for the small business sector and provide relief for our singers and songwriters, rideshare drivers, flight attendants, and so many others. It will also provide our health workers the supplies and financial support to meet the needs of Americans. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Donald Trump remarks at Signing of H.R.748, The CARES Act

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT Donald Trump:  Well, thank you all very much.  This is a very important day.  I’ll sign the single-biggest economic relief package in American history and, I must say, or any other package, by the way.  It’s twice as large as any relief ever signed. 

It’s $2.2 billion, but it actually goes up to 6.2 — potentially — billion dollars — trillion dollars.  So you’re talking about 6.2 trillion-dollar bill.  Nothing like that.  And this will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation’s families, workers, and businesses.  And that’s what this is all about.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Representative Mark Green Votes to Deliver Coronavirus Relief to Americans

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Friday, March 27th, 2020, Representative Mark Green voted to deliver coronavirus relief to Americans with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Representative Green said, “The CARES Act isn’t perfect, but it ensures that help is on the way, and it’s a lot better than the radical leftist wish list Speaker Pelosi was trying to ram through Congress. The loans for small businesses are needed now more than ever. The government has forced employers’ doors shut, and we need America’s small businesses on Main Street to be back on their feet as soon as possible. The expansion of telemedicine, reforms to HSAs, and regulatory relief are all important wins for every American.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Representative Mark Green to Address Coronavirus Outbreak, Congress’ Response in Thursday Facebook Live Town Hall Meeting

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – This morning, Wednesday, March 25th, 2020, Representative Mark Green announced that he will host a town hall meeting over Facebook Live to address the continued challenges of the coronavirus outbreak and update members of the District on actions they can take to protect their families, businesses and communities.

Representative Green said, “The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has raised a lot of important questions for us as Americans.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Representative Mark Green Protects Schools from Unnecessary Lawsuits During National Coronavirus Emergency

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, March 24th, 2020,  Representative Mark Green sent a letter to Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer urging them to waive the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in Congress’ coronavirus relief legislation and and give school districts more time to implement proper protocols given the extraordinary circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Representative Green said, “Secretary DeVos needs this waiver authority during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Without a waiver, school districts will be in violation, and costly litigation will occur against States and districts who operate in good faith to provide services to their communities.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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President Donald Trump is standing up for Working Families during Coronavirus Crisis

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – While Democrats in Congress stall on economic relief for American workers and businesses, President Donald Trump is standing up for all those affected by this global pandemic.
 
Today, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence held a “virtual townhall” with Fox News from the White House.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Representative Mark Green Blasts Nancy Pelosi for Attempting to Ram Through Radical Socialist Agenda with Coronavirus Aid Package

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, March 24th, 2020, Representative Mark Green blasted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) for using the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis as an excuse to ram a radical leftist agenda through Congress by tying it to much-needed aid for American families and small businesses.

Representative Green said, “Pelosi and the House Democrats are shamelessly abusing this crisis to remake America in the image of their socialist agenda, knowing full well they failed with impeachment to stifle the voice of the American people.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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