The U.S. House passed the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Cash (CASH Act) last evening; Tennessee’s representatives faced a partisan split on the bill. The act tacks on $1,400 to the $600 payments within the massive year-end package signed by President Trump on Sunday.
The CASH Act passed in the House with a majority of 275 to 134, and 21 abstained from voting. One of the representatives who abstained their vote was Representative David (Phil) Roe (R-TN-01). Of all House Republicans, 44 voted for the act, and 130 voted against it. Read More
Three Tennessee Republican congressmen voted yes on a bill last month that the Gun Owners of America call a “Red Flag” that would permit the government to confiscate guns from members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Members of the Democratic-majority U.S. House of Representatives passed that bill, H.R. 6395, late last month, at a vote of 295 to 125, according to the House website. Read More
One or more people vandalized and beheaded an outdoor statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary this past weekend at the St. Stephen Catholic Church of Chattanooga, according to church officials.
Bishop Rick Stika of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville tweeted that incidents such as these are nationwide. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty reportedly said last weekend that governments in Tennessee should not require residents to wear a mask to guard themselves against COVID-19, according to the Chattanooga-based WRCB.
Hagerty reportedly said this as he appeared alongside U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) in Signal Mountain. Read More
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) endorsed Bill Hagerty Wednesday for the United States Senate, citing the former ambassador’s business acumen among the reasons for his support.
“Bill Hagerty is a trustworthy conservative businessman, just like President Trump, who has my complete support,” Fleischmann said in the press release. Read More
Scientists at the taxpayer-funded Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee are reportedly using public resources to open a portal to a parallel universe. This, according to this week’s New York Post which said scientists in Oak Ridge hope to find a world identical to ours. “Leah Broussard, the physicist… Read More
Republicans Chuck Fleischmann, Scott DesJarlais, and Marsha Blackburn have all reportedly come out swinging in support of President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. U.S. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, however, seems to have taken a more passive approach. Alexander’s junior colleague, U.S. Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn reportedly told The… Read More