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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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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Representative Mark Green Statement on U.S. Department of Education Testing Announcement

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Friday, March 20th, 2020. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year will be waived due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Representative Green said, “I am grateful to President Donald Trump and Secretary DeVos for ensuring the flexibility of our Nation’s educators and schools during this uncertain time. The gravity of the situation our schools continue to face while navigating the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak would have created an undue burden for preparing and administering statewide assessments.

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Representative Mark Green Requests Flexibility for School Statewide Assessments Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – On Monday, March 16th, 2020, Representative Mark Green (TN-7) sent a letter to Secretary DeVos requesting that the U.S. Department of Education recognize the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic on schools’ abilities to administer statewide assessments and immediately grant any State’s request for a one-year waiver from Section 8401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Representative Green said, “The COVID-19 outbreak is an international health crisis that will require an unprecedented response, and our Nation’s schools are facing extreme difficulties in the face of this pandemic, including sending their students home indefinitely.

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Representative Mark Green issues Statement on China’s Baseless Accusations Against U.S. Troops

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, March 13th, 2020 Representative Mark Green made the following statement on China’s baseless accusations against our troops: 

“China’s foreign minister just accused the United States of biowarfare. That is a boldfaced lie. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) originated in a Wuhan food market only miles away from a biosafety lab containing some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. No American official has ever credited this virus as a creation of the Chinese government, and all the world’s scientists agree the vector was an animal in the Chinese live animal markets.

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Representative Mark Green Visits Hardin County Amid Severe Flooding in February

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesSavannah, TN – On Friday, March 6th, 2020, Representative Mark Green visited Savannah and Saltillo amid the recent catastrophic flooding from Tennessee River levels in February. The severe flooding left homes underwater, businesses interrupted, roads washed away, and crop land flooded in Hardin County and across the 7th District and the State of Tennessee.

Green said, “On Friday, I met with Hardin County leaders, EMT personnel, and families and business owners who have been affected by these floods.

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Representative Mark Green releases Statement on Coronavirus Case in Williamson County, Tennessee

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesFranklin, TN – Today, Thursday, March 5th, 2020, Representative Mark Green issued the following statement on the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Tennessee:

Representative Green said, “The Tennessee Department of Health reported this morning that a 44-year-old male residing in Williamson County has been tested positive for coronavirus and is currently isolated at home with mild symptoms. My office is in contact with the Trump Administration, the Tennessee Department of Health, and local officials as we monitor this situation, and we stand ready to assist any constituents with questions or concerns.”

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