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Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 @ 10:23PM

BUDGET, NATIONAL DEBT & DEFICITS

For far too long, the Federal government has spent and wasted too much. I proudly support a Balanced Budget Amendment to get our fiscal house in order. East Tennesseans deserve leaders who will make the tough choices now; not kick the can down the road for future generations. Our children…

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 @ 2:32PM

President Obama Should Reward Work, Not Discourage It

Last week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report predicting that Americans will work less because of Obamacare. The report concluded that the average hours worked will drop by 1.5 percent to 2 percent, and the workforce may shrink by as many as 2.5 million people over the…

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 @ 7:47PM

Affordable Energy Essential for Economic Growth

Affordable energy is essential for economic growth and the wellbeing of American families. During cold winter months, too many families feel pain not just at the pump, but also when they open their utility bills. While there are steps we can, and should, take to conserve energy, there are also…

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 @ 7:50PM

Roe v. Wade Anniversary

As an obstetrician and gynecologist, I’ve delivered close to 5,000 babies and I strongly support the sanctity of life. Using technology like the 3-D ultrasound has given us windows to the womb that show unborn children as living, breathing, feeling human beings. I have looked through that window with my…

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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 @ 7:53PM

Sluggish Enrollment Proves Obamacare Isn’t Working; White House

Meeting Requests Remain Unanswered This week, the administration finally released additional enrollment information for the president’s health care law. While we still don’t know how many people have actually paid their premiums, only 36,250 people in Tennessee chose to enroll in a health insurance plan on the exchange. According to…

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 @ 7:59PM

New Year Brings New Opportunities to Work Together on Jobs, Economic Growth

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s State of the Union address which launched the War on Poverty. Today, roughly 50 million Americans live below the poverty line. Forty-seven million Americans receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (food stamps), 13 million more than when President Obama took…

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