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STATEMENT FROM SECRETARY BROUILLETTE ON THE PRESIDENT’S MEMORANDUM ON FRACKING

STATEMENT FROM SECRETARY BROUILLETTE ON THE PRESIDENT’S MEMORANDUM ON FRACKING

“Today President Trump once again reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to the American energy industry. It is technology like fracking that unleashed America’s natural resources and made us the number one producer of oil and gas in the world, bringing an eight-fold increase in natural gas productivity since 2007, while also creating millions of jobs and […]

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

White House, Washington, D.C. – Following a unanimous vote by the Judiciary Committee last week, the Senate just confirmed Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become the 115th Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. “Having confirmed her to the Circuit Court in 2017 with bipartisan support, the Senate has already […]

President Trump proclaims ‘Made in America’ Week!

President Trump proclaims ‘Made in America’ Week!

President Trump returns to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center | October 5, 2020 Each year, President Trump welcomes businesses to the White House from every American state to display their goods at the Made in America Showcase. “Buy American, Hire American” is more than a motto for President Trump. It is the […]

Burchett lays out agenda for East Tennessee transportation and infrastructure during roundtable with local stakeholders

Burchett lays out agenda for East Tennessee transportation and infrastructure during roundtable with local stakeholders

U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) continues to proactively explore how he can help East Tennessee citizens and businesses in Congress. Last week, Rep. Burchett focused on the community’s transportation and infrastructure needs by hosting a virtual roundtable with stakeholder groups representing this important sector of the local economy. “Dependable roads, railways, waterways and airports benefit all East Tennesseans,” Rep. […]

Restoring Our Way of Life

Restoring Our Way of Life

This year has been tumultuous in many ways. Our lives have been upended by COVID-19, and we’ve seen violence and unrest in cities across our country. It’s understandable to be pessimistic during these times, but there are reasons to be hopeful. We all want to restore our way of life, and the Trump administration and […]

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

Trump Administration Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Strategy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) today released two documents outlining the Trump Administration’s detailed strategy to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses to the American people as quickly and reliably as possible.  The documents, developed by HHS in coordination with DoD and the Centers for […]

Tennesseans Can Honor a Service Member with Their Vote

Tennesseans Can Honor a Service Member with Their Vote

The Secretary of State’s Honor Vote Program allows Tennesseans to dedicate their vote in the upcoming election to a veteran or active duty member of the U.S. military. “As Americans, we have the right to select our leaders through free elections. Honor Vote is a small way that we can recognize and thank the men […]

NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station Answers STEM Students’ Questions

NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station Answers STEM Students’ Questions

Students participating in Space Station Explorers STEM programs across the nation will pose questions this week to NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station. The educational downlink event will air live at 12:45 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 7, on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Cassidy will answer prerecorded questions from students participating […]

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. […]

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