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Friday Labor Statistics Stuns Analysts – Market Gaps Up In Early Trading and Futures

Friday Labor Statistics Stuns Analysts – Market Gaps Up In Early Trading and Futures

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — MAY 2020 Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 2.5 million in May, and the unemployment rate declined to 13.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to […]

President Trump signs order to fight online censorship

President Trump signs order to fight online censorship

Moments ago in the Oval Office, President Trump signed an Executive Order to fight online censorship by technology corporations, including social media platforms. Tech bias is a major issue facing our democracy. It challenges the free exchange of ideas and public debate that protects our civil liberties. Every citizen—liberal, conservative, or otherwise—has a right to be heard […]

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette Announces $1,598,908 for Small Business Research and Development Grants in Tennessee

U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette Announces $1,598,908 for Small Business Research and Development Grants in Tennessee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will award 256 grants totaling $53 million to 211 small businesses in 35 states and the District of Columbia. These awards include eight in Tennessee totaling $1,598,908. Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology […]

Joint Statement on Cross-Sector Collaboration to Increase Ventilator Production

Joint Statement on Cross-Sector Collaboration to Increase Ventilator Production

GM and Ventec Life Systems, in cooperation with StopTheSpread.org, the nation’s coordinated private sector response to COVID-19, are collaborating to enable Ventec to increase production of its respiratory care products to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Ventec will leverage GM’s logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise to build more of their critically important […]

Chairman Andrew Farmer To Carry Legislation On Behalf Of House Leadership, Governor Lee

Chairman Andrew Farmer To Carry Legislation On Behalf Of House Leadership, Governor Lee

House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) and Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville) today announced they have selected House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Chairman Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) to serve as co-prime sponsor of House Bill 2260. The measure is part of Governor Lee’s legislative package for the year, which is traditionally sponsored by the House Majority Leader and the Assistant Majority Leader. […]

Roe Supports Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Combat Coronavirus

Roe Supports Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Combat Coronavirus

Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act: “As a physician, it is of the utmost importance to me that we keep Americans safe by ensuring our public health agencies and health facilities have the resources they need to […]

Tennessee and Four Other States Move to Halt Attempt to Illegally Rewrite the U.S. Constitution

Tennessee and Four Other States Move to Halt Attempt to Illegally Rewrite the U.S. Constitution

Tennessee has joined Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, and South Dakota in a motion to intervene in litigation over whether the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) can be placed into the Constitution more than forty years after the 1979 deadline for ratifying the proposed amendment expired. Three States — Illinois, Nevada, and Virginia — recently sued the Archivist […]

Not a Nice Surprise

Not a Nice Surprise

Surprise medical billing is a real problem across the country and – since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – affects people everywhere. With the ACA’s government mandated changes, insurance companies narrowed physician networks to control costs, offering less robust coverage than we had before the government takeover of the health insurance market. […]

Time to Move On

Time to Move On

As this impeachment trial drags on, it becomes more and more obvious the Democrats’ impeachment articles are backed by assumptions, not facts. They passed their two Articles of Impeachment – “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” – without evidence President Trump committed a crime and without bipartisan support. Constitutional and criminal law scholar Alan […]

President Trump’s bold vision for Middle East peace

President Trump’s bold vision for Middle East peace

Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead “Peace to Prosperity” is a fundamentally different vision for one of the world’s most complex problems. “My vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides,” President Trump said today, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing alongside him. President Trump also took the step of meeting yesterday with Israel’s opposition leader, […]

The Cost of Impeachment

The Cost of Impeachment

U.S. Representative, Phil Roe, M.D. – 1st District of Tennessee It’s been nearly three months since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats initiated their sham impeachment inquiry. The key fact remains that President Trump and President Zelensky agree there was no pressure to initiate investigations. The transcripts of their calls show no pressure and […]

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-Time Low

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-Time Low

Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has reached an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018 — a decline of approximately two-thirds in the more than 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s report warned of the health consequences of smoking. Yet, new data released in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report show that nearly 1 in 7 U.S. […]

8 CDC Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

8 CDC Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, to celebrate life, to be grateful, and to reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate – and safeguard – the gift of health. “The holiday season is a time to reflect on family and friends, but don’t forget […]

President Trump Speaks To Workers in America’s Booming Energy Sector at Shale Insight Conference

President Trump Speaks To Workers in America’s Booming Energy Sector at Shale Insight Conference

President Donald J. Trump traveled to Pittsburgh yesterday, where he spoke to workers in America’s booming energy sector at the Shale Insight Conference. The last time President Trump spoke at the conference was on the campaign trail in 2016. Back then, American energy was under relentless assault—not from some foreign enemy, but from our own Federal Government. […]

A Sham Process

A Sham Process

Since the day President Trump was elected, Democrats have been more interested in getting rid of him by any means necessary than they have in working with him. Without evidence, prominent Democrat leaders accused President Trump of colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election. After a years-long investigation found no evidence of collusion, nearly […]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Texas And Louisiana Emergency Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Approves Texas And Louisiana Emergency Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey beginning on August 27, 2017, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency […]

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