Archive for the ‘shutdown’ Category

Obamacare: What’s in a name?

Monday, October 14th, 2013

As the GOP government shutdown enters its third week, it’s important to consider why Republicans are risking great harm to the economy and working families. An extreme faction of one party in one house has shutdown the government because they don’t want Tennesseans to have Obamacare. Chairman Roy Herron wrote a column published Sunday in [...]

GOP Shutdown Obstructing Full NTSB Investigation of Deadly Bus Crash

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Deadly Bus Crash Victims Deserve Full Federal Investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Following an East Tennessee bus crash that left eight people dead and 14 more injured, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron issued a statement today pressing Republicans in Congress to end their self-inflicted shutdown and return federal crash investigators to work:

“Republicans [...]

Shut Down Congressional Pay for Those Shutting Down Government

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Democratic Party Chairman calls for Congress to stop paying themselves during self-inflicted shutdown

NASHVILLE, Tenn — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today called on Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressmen Stephen Fincher and Scott DesJarlais and other Republicans who shut down government to stop paying themselves.

“Congressional Republicans are cutting off the pay of almost a [...]

Shut Down Congressional Pay for Those Shutting Down Government

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Democratic Party Chairman calls for Congress to stop paying themselves during self-inflicted shutdown

NASHVILLE, Tenn — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today called on Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressmen Stephen Fincher and Scott DesJarlais and other Republicans who shut down government to stop paying themselves.

“Congressional Republicans are cutting off the pay of almost a [...]

What a #GOPShutdown Means for Tennessee

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Our leaders ought to be working for us, not against us. But Washington Republicans like U.S. Reps. Scott DesJarlais, Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn seem to think they can govern by taking our economy hostage and demanding whatever they please.

Threatening to blow up our economy every time you don’t get 100 percent of what you [...]