Post Tagged with: "Bart Gordon"

Company Petitions to Import Nuclear Waste While Gordon Waits for His Ban to Pass Senate

by / on December 6, 2010

Outgoing Congressman Bart Gordon remains hopeful the Senate might take up his proposal to ban importation of foreign nuclear waste, even though it looks unlikely. Meanwhile, one company is asking for new approval to do just that.

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Passage of Senate’s NASA Bill A Defeat For Retiring Gordon

by / on October 4, 2010

This week retiring Congressman Bart Gordon suffered a defeat in the debate over the future of NASA and human space flight.

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Tennessee Delegation Split in Congressional Tax Cut Extension Debate

by / on September 17, 2010

Tennessee lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are divided over whether to extend the so-called “Bush tax cuts.” The debate is one of the biggest remaining issues in Congress this year.

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Rep. Gordon Takes One Last Crack At Molding NASA’s Future

by / on July 26, 2010

Lawmakers are saying “no” to President Obama’s plans for NASA and the future of human space flight. And one of the many lawmakers standing in the President’s way is Tennessee Democrat Bart Gordon.

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Early Voting Starts Friday

by / on July 16, 2010

Early voting in state primaries and county general elections starts today. The most costly and closely watched race is the Republican primary for governor.

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CNC: Tanner Gives Tepid Endorsement of Fellow Democrat and Hopeful Successor

by / on July 6, 2010

Retiring Democratic Congressman John Tanner has offered a less-than full-throated endorsement of state Senator Roy Herron, the Democrat vying to replace Tanner in the U.S. House.

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Corker Cancels Earmarks, Alexander Defends His

by / on April 15, 2010

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is withdrawing his special funding requests for next year’s federal budget, saying the earmark process is in need of reform.

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Healthcare Bill Gets Mixed Support from Tennessee

by / on March 22, 2010

Only three Tennessee Democrats supported the sweeping health care changes that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday night.

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Gordon Switches Healthcare Vote

by / on March 19, 2010

Murfreesboro Democrat Bart Gordon is one of the new “yes” votes that White House and Democratic leaders can count on when the healthcare bill comes up for a vote in the House.

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Democrats Outnumber Republicans On Signed Resolution Honoring Wamp

by / on February 18, 2010

U.S. Representative Zach Wamp is giving up his seat in Congress to seek the Republican nomination for governor, but the usual “thank-you” resolution from the state legislature won’t have everybody’s name on it.

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Tea Partiers Target Three Tennessee Congressional Seats

by / on February 5, 2010

Tea Party organizers announced at their Nashville convention today a new political action committee to raise money and back conservative candidates. The Ensuring Liberty PAC will be based in Memphis and plans to target nearby congressional races.

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Resolution To Honor Gordon Turns Partisan

by / on January 27, 2010

Usually, when a Tennessee Congressman steps down he or she gets a “thank you” resolution from the state legislature with all the members shown as sponsors. For a Democratic Congressman who is stepping down this year, the tradition changed.

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Murfreesboro Voters Reveal Change in Gordon’s District

by / on January 6, 2010

Democratic candidates have been slow to emerge in the race to replace retiring congressman Bart Gordon. The Murfreesboro Democrat admits the 6th Congressional District has become more challenging for the party. WPLN’s Blake Farmer dropped in on a meeting of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce to ask why.

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Gordon’s Exit May Leave Federal Grant Hole

by / on December 21, 2009

Murfreesboro Democrat Bart Gordon’s retirement from Congress has one political analyst wondering how the mid-state will fare without its most senior member.

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Both Parties Eye Retiring Congressman Gordon’s Seat

by / on December 14, 2009

Murfreesboro Democrat Bart Gordon is retiring after 25 years in office. Now, the race for his seat is a competition to see just how far the sixth district has swung to the right.

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Gordon to End 25-Year Run in Congress

by / on December 14, 2009

Tennessee’s longest serving congressional member and only committee chairman announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year.

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Gordon’s Bill to Ban Foreign Nuclear Waste Passes House

by / on December 2, 2009

Tennessee Congressman Bart Gordon’s bill to ban foreign radioactive waste passed the House today, after a lively floor debate.

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Gordon Focuses on Job, Not Challengers

by / on November 30, 2009

There’s a growing field of Republicans chomping at the bit to challenge Congressman Bart Gordon, the longest serving member of the Tennessee delegation.

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Davis Explains Healthcare No Vote

by / on November 25, 2009

Congressman Lincoln Davis has avoided commenting on his “no” vote against healthcare reform led by his own party.

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Gordon’s Nuclear Waste Import Ban Moves To House Floor

by / on November 19, 2009

Tennessee Congressman Bart Gordon’s bill to ban imported nuclear waste gained approval from a House Committee today.

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