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Congressman Scott DesJarlais says he will not vote for a funding compromise. Credit: ulises george via Flickr

Congressional Watch: TN’s House Republicans Vote No On Budget Deal

by / on October 16, 2013

Updated 10:05 pm Brentwood Republican Marsha Blackburn says she can’t support the Senate’s budget deal “in its current form.” She accuses the Obama Administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of refusing to negotiate on drivers of the nation’s debt.

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Alberto Gonzales, Richard Land Call for Immigration Bill (TRANSCRIPT)

Alberto Gonzales, Richard Land Call for Immigration Bill (TRANSCRIPT)

by / on April 4, 2013

Two prominent conservatives from Tennessee are calling on Congress to pass sweeping immigration reform.  WPLN’s Daniel Potter reports on the push from the Southern Baptist Convention’s outgoing policy head Richard Land, alongside former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

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Cooper’s No Budget No Pay Act Taken Up, Altered by GOP

Cooper’s No Budget No Pay Act Taken Up, Altered by GOP

by / on January 23, 2013

House Republicans agreed today to suspend the nation’s debt ceiling after inserting the idea into a bill a Tennessee Democrat has been pushing for two years. But the No Budget No Pay Act was changed in the process.

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Black Beats Zelenik Again

Black Beats Zelenik Again

by / on August 3, 2012

Incumbent Diane Black easily won her rematch against Lou Ann Zelenik in the 6th Congressional district’s GOP Primary. Two years ago, Black squeaked past Zelenik by fewer than 300 votes. This time, the margin of victory was more than two to one.

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Blackburn Part of New GOP Women’s Group

by / on May 29, 2012
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Corker’s Antibiotic Incentive Bill Passes Senate

Corker’s Antibiotic Incentive Bill Passes Senate

by / on May 24, 2012

Tennessee Republican Bob Corker’s GAIN Act has passed the Senate. As WPLN’s Nina Cardona reports, it’s a plan to spur development of new antibiotics that work on drug-resistant “superbugs.”

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Alexander Considers Guard Delays a Waste of Money

by / on May 23, 2012

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander today questioned a delay for changes to the missions of Air National Guard units in Nashville and Memphis.

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Tennessean Congressmen Split on Payroll Tax Bill

by / on February 17, 2012

The Tennessee congressional delegation was divided over legislation to extend a payroll tax holiday for millions of average workers, but unlike past battles the bill’s critics didn’t put up much of a fight.

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Tennessee Legislators Have Mix of Hope, Skepticism for Supercommittee

by / on November 7, 2011

Time is running out for the Congressional Supercommittee charged with trimming more than a trillion dollars from the nation’s budget. None from Tennessee’s delegation are on the panel, instead they’re watching from the sidelines as the Thanksgiving deadline looms.

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Tenncare Won’t Get Money Without Help from Congress

by / on October 24, 2011

According to Governor Bill Haslam, there only seems to be one option for getting all the federal money owed to Tenncare. But Haslam says the chances aren’t good.

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Tennessee Congressmen Vote to Block NRLB

by / on September 15, 2011

All but one of Tennessee’s House delegation voted Thursday to block the National Labor Relations Board from ordering businesses to close, relocate or transfer jobs to other sites.

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Proposed FAA Cuts Would Affect Jackson Airport

by / on August 2, 2011

The future of passenger flights at the Jackson Airport hinges on a Congressional battle. The facility is one of 13 community airports that stand to lose funding under a GOP bill that passed the House but not the Senate.

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Blackburn Says Constituents Want Cut, Cap and Balance

by / on July 19, 2011

Congressman Marsha Blackburn brought emails from her constituents onto the House floor today as she argued for the GOP budget bill known as Cut, Cap and Balance.

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Federal Legislators Split Over Offshore Drilling and Oil Company Incentives

by / on May 12, 2011

The debate in Congress over off-shore drilling splits mostly along party lines. Pro and con. Black and white. Judging by his votes on a series of bills this week, Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper sees more shades of gray.

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Cooper Backs Tax Receipt Bill

by / on April 15, 2011

New legislation would require an itemized listing of where-and how much-an individual’s money is being spent.

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Cooper Praises Corker’s Spending Cap Bill

by / on February 2, 2011

Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper says a Senate bill to “straightjacket” Congressional spending sounds like a good idea.

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Blackburn Questions FCC’s Jurisdiction Over Internet

by / on January 18, 2011

Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn says the Federal Communication Commission has gone too far with its new set of rules governing the internet.

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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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DesJarlais Plans to Look for Waste, One Department at a Time

by / on November 3, 2010

Political newcomer Scott DesJarlais is one of three Tennessee Republicans who won Congressional seats previously held by Democrats. The physician from Jasper says he’ll make fiscal matters a priority when he gets to Washington.

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DesJarlais Ousts Davis in 4th District

by / on November 2, 2010

A physician from a small town near Chattanooga rode the Republican wave last night to oust incumbent Congressman Lincoln Davis in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district.

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