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Lamar Alexander: Supporting Supreme Court Justice Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – During her confirmation hearings, Judge Barrett demonstrated respect for the law, intelligence, good character and steady temperament. Having attended college in Tennessee and law school in Indiana, her background will strengthen the Supreme Court by making it more diverse.

She is well-qualified and has said she will decide cases based upon the law, not her personal views. Judge Barrett will be an excellent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and I will vote to confirm her nomination.   

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander met with Supreme Court Justice Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett this week in the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander met with Supreme Court Justice Nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett this week in the U.S. Capitol.

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Tammy Baldwin Introduce Internet Exchange Act

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn 

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced S. 1166, the Internet Exchange (IX) Act, which will help to improve internet access for consumers, especially those in rural areas.

“You can’t have a 21st century education, 21st century healthcare, or a 21st century business without access to 21st century internet,” said Senator Blackburn. “The bipartisan IX Act will make big strides in closing the digital divide in Tennessee by providing internet access to areas with the highest degree of need.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Senator Marsha Blackburn To Vote for Border Security

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) made the following statement regarding today’s vote on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s resolution to block President Donald Trump’s southern border emergency declaration:

“Since Congress gave emergency powers to the executive branch in 1976 under the National Emergencies Act, presidents from both political parties have declared national emergencies in the United States over situations far less dire than the security and humanitarian crisis that is currently plaguing the southern border.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Trump Administration Backs Marsha Blackburn’s Bill to Protect the Unborn

 

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Tennessee

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Trump administration has announced the decision to issue a rule prohibiting the use of federal funds from going to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services rule accomplishes the same goal as S. 105, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, the first bill Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) introduced in the United States Senate.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Austin Peay State University student Mackenzie Kelly advocates in D.C. to keep music education ‘vivid’ in all our schools

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Mackenzie Kelly is passionate. She’s passionate about playing the saxophone, but what really drives her at Austin Peay State University is her desire to gain a degree and help make a difference in children’s lives.

“I really want to be a voice for those who can’t advocate for themselves,” she said during a recent interview. “I believe music education is a good tool we can use to help disadvantaged students.”

Austin Peay State University’s Mackenzie Kelly was one of five Tennessee students and one of 119 students nationwide picked to attend the three-day summit and to advocate on Capitol Hill for the Guarantee Access to Arts & Music Education Act.

Austin Peay State University’s Mackenzie Kelly was one of five Tennessee students and one of 119 students nationwide picked to attend the three-day summit and to advocate on Capitol Hill for the Guarantee Access to Arts & Music Education Act.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan joins Mayors delegation in Washington D.C.

 

City leaders urge Senators to seek real solutions

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was part of a select delegation of U.S Conference of Mayors leaders who visited Washington this week to discuss a way forward on key national topics with local implications, including healthcare, infrastructure and tax reform.

The mayors, representing cities across America, emphasized bipartisanship and stressed to lawmakers that policies emerging from Congress should put people first and hopefully will include consultation with mayors and governors.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors met with Tennessee's U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander on Wedesday in Washington, D.C.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors met with Tennessee’s U.S. Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander on Wedesday in Washington, D.C.

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Congressman Marsha Blackburn Applauds Passage of H.R. 375

 

Congressman Marsha Blackburn

7th District of Tennessee

U.S. Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauds passage of H.R. 375 – To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the “Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse”

“Fred Thompson was a neighbor, a friend, and a trusted political voice. Dedicated to first principles and conservative values from the start of his career in Sen. Howard Baker’s office, Fred Thompson made a lasting impression on the state of Tennessee. He loved our state and her people,” said Blackburn.

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TNECD Announce LG Electronics to Locate New U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Montgomery County

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and LG Electronics Inc. officials today announced the company will build a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Clarksville.

The global manufacturer, with headquarters in South Korea, is a leader in appliances, electronics and mobile devices. LG will invest $250 million in the facility, creating at least 600 new jobs in Montgomery County. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces LG facility to be built in Montgomery County.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces LG facility to be built in Montgomery County.

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Tennessee Leaders Kick Off 2017 “Quittin’ Time in Tennessee”

 

Highlight Importance of Community and Government Partners to Help Tennesseans Quit Smoking

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee State leaders and officials have reignited a call to reduce tobacco use in Tennessee, sharing a collective commitment to helping Tennesseans quit the habit.

Holding a press conference alongside several attending leaders from the state’s government, business and non-profit organizations, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson and NashvilleHealth Founder Senator Bill Frist, MD discussed the many opportunities available to citizens who are ready to quit.

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Citizens for Fort Campbell During Annual Washington, D.C. Trip Advocate for Support on Capitol Hill

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – On the heels of being named the Army’s best installation, Citizens for Fort Campbell – a passionate group of 40 representatives from Montgomery County and Christian County governments, institutions and businesses – took to the halls of Congress this week to meet with members of the state delegation on important issues facing Fort Campbell.

The annual Citizens for Fort Campbell trip to Washington, D.C. is organized by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Christian County Chamber of Commerce as a way to keep elected officials informed on the issues facing Fort Campbell and advocate for their support.

Citizens for Fort Campbell trip to Washington, D.C.

Citizens for Fort Campbell trip to Washington, D.C.

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