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President Joe Biden’s statement on Passage of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by the Senate

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – I applaud the United States Senate and the leadership of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) for passing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act by an overwhelming margin.

This critical legislation will bring our nation one step closer to achieving justice and equality for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Chuck Grassley, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley Introduce Bill Targeting Trafficking of Unaccompanied Alien Children at Southern Border

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced S. 1561, the Accountability for Care of Unaccompanied Alien Children Act to protect children from being trafficked at the southern border.

At a 2018 Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing, a Department of Health and Human Services’ official admitted the agency lost track of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied minors after their release from federal custody over a three-month span in 2017.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act introduced in U.S. Senate

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The introduction of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S.3223) has been introduced this week in the United States Senate. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is one of the co-sponsors of the bipartisan legislation that recommends funding for those fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need across the country.

“Senator Alexander has championed several wildlife-related issues specific to Tennessee and his leadership on this national issue will be instrumental,” said Ed Carter, executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “His longtime personal interest in wildlife and the outdoors allows a unique personal connection as an advocate for this critical legislation.”

Scientists estimate that one third of all U.S. wildlife species are already imperiled or are vulnerable. Habitat loss, invasive species, and severe weather have all taken a severe toll on birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, and bees. All types of wildlife are declining—in many cases dramatically. We need urgent action to protect vulnerable wildlife. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is the solution we need.

Scientists estimate that one third of all U.S. wildlife species are already imperiled or are vulnerable. Habitat loss, invasive species, and severe weather have all taken a severe toll on birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, and bees. All types of wildlife are declining—in many cases dramatically. We need urgent action to protect vulnerable wildlife. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is the solution we need.

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Marsha Blackburn: This Week From Washington – January 27th, 2018

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. CongressWashington, D.C. – As many of you know, last Friday at midnight, the government shut down. The Democrats in the Senate showed their constituents, and every American, that they chose to forgo funding for our military, our elderly, and our children in order to fulfill their political agenda.

And if you remember, this was an agenda that President Trump was very clear on. The President told the Democrats that if they wanted a DACA deal, then they had to come to the negotiation table. Once there was funding for the border wall, an end to chain migration, and an end of the visa lottery system, President Trump would allow a DACA deal.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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General Mills Plans to Label All Products Containing Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

 

Represents a Major Win for Consumers’ Right to Know what’s In Their Food

Consumers UnionWashington, D.C. – The announcement by General Mills that it plans to label all of its products containing Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) represents a major win for consumers’ right to know what’s in their food, according to Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports.

General Mills is now the second major food company to agree to label products with these ingredients after Campbell Soup made a similar commitment in January.

General Mills is now the second major food company to agree to label products containing GMOs.

General Mills is now the second major food company to agree to label products containing GMOs.

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Congressman Marsha Blackburn calls on Senate to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

 

U.S. House of Representatives - 7th District TennesseeWashington, D.C – On the one-year anniversary of the House acting to protect women and babies from dangerous late-term abortions, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is calling on the Senate to take up and pass H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Marsha Blackburn calls on Senate to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Acti (Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

Marsha Blackburn calls on Senate to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Acti (Bill Larson Clarksville Online)

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of October 28th, 2013

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The September Employment Report (delayed from October 6) was disappointing relative to expectations (although hardly “weak”). Nonfarm payrolls rose by 148,000 (median forecast: +180,000). The two previous months were revised a net 9,000 higher.

Note that seasonal adjustment is often tricky in September (due to the start of the school year). The unemployment rate edged down to 7.2%, while the labor force participation rate held steady. The employment/population rate held steady, but was down slightly from a year earlier.

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of October 22nd, 2013

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – As was widely anticipated, lawmakers reached an 11th-hour agreement on the budget and debt ceiling. The “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014” funds the government through January 15th, suspends the debt ceiling to February 7th, and requests bipartisan House/Senate budget negotiations by December 13th.

Thus, while the deal dodges a near-term financial catastrophe, it does not remove uncertainty entirely. Lawmakers will have less than three months to agree on a new spending authorization.

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of October 13th, 2013

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The partial government shutdown and brinksmanship over the debt ceiling continued. However, financial market participants were encouraged by signs that the two sides were at least willing to talk to each other.

House Republicans appear to have abandoned demands for a repeal or delay of the Affordable Care Act, but it hasn’t been clear what they want instead. Note that a temporary (six-week or three-month) extension of the debt ceiling does not remove uncertainty completely, but it would sidestep a near-term financial catastrophe.

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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance protects Consumers seeking Health Coverage on Federal Exchange

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) issued emergency rules this morning aimed at protecting Tennesseans seeking health insurance coverage through the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM), or “exchange.”

The emergency rules implement Public Chapter 377 by establishing registration requirements for navigators and certified application counselors designated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the responsibility to assist consumers access the FFM.  «Read the rest of this article»

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