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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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Tennessee Members of Congress Urge Administration to Abandon Proposal to Sell TVA Transmission Lines

 

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.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.), Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and John Rose (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging the administration to abandon its proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) transmissions assets.

“We write to state our strong objections to Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) transmission assets. This proposal was soundly rejected by Congress last year when OMB recommended selling TVA’s transmission assets.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Members of Congress get Federal Courthouse in Nashville named in Honor U.S. Senator Fred Thompson

 

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Diane Black (R-TN), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Stephen Fincher (R-TN), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Phil Roe (R-TN) and U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) Applaud Passage of H.R. 6135 – 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”

Congressman Blackburn said: “From the start of his career in Senator Howard Baker’s office, Fred Thompson was dedicated to first principles and conservative values. Thompson went to school in Lawrence County and his contributions were appreciated and respected by all Tennesseans.”

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

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Health Care reform means improved coverage for Tennesseans

 

The debate over healthcare reform started with over-heated town hall meetings, many punctuated with loud, angry outbursts . It ended with an ugly confrontation between Tea Party protesters and several Members of Congress on the west front of the US Capitol. In the middle was an often bitter discussion over the future health of our nation.

Late Sunday (March 21st, 2010), The US House of Representatives by a narrow vote (219-212) passed sweeping healthcare reform legislation. Far from perfect, it is a major step towards fixing our broken healthcare system. The new law will greatly alter our system of care and provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. It seems destined to sit alongside the historic 1965 Medicare program in both its meaning and scope. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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