U.S. Tennessee Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN-08) recently introduced the Cellphone Jamming Reform Act in the U.S. House of Representatives which would prevent contraband cell phone use in federal and state prison facilities by allowing state and federal prisons to use cell phone jamming systems.Read More
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Tennessee Lawmakers React to President Biden’s State of the Union Address
Following President Joe Biden’s second State of the Union address Tuesday night, a number of Tennessee lawmakers issued statements and thoughts in response to the president’s speech.Read More
Tennessee Attorney General Applauds U.S. Rep. David Kustoff’s Bill to Protect Americans from Robocalls
Tennessee Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN-08) recently joined his colleague, North Carolina Congresswoman Deborah Ross (D-NC-02), to reintroduce the Deter Obnoxious, Nefarious, and Outrageous Telephone Calls (DO NOT Call) Act in the House of Representatives.Read More
Tennessee’s U.S. Congressional Delegation Sworn into 118th Congress
All nine representatives serving Tennessee were sworn into the 118th Congress following the chamber’s vote for house speaker.Read More
Tennessee Representatives Join Letter Demanding Answers from Pentagon over Veterans’ Lack of Access to TRICARE Pharmacies
Tennessee Representatives Mark Green (R-TN-07), David Kustoff (R-TN-08), and Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01) joined 25 of their colleagues on Wednesday in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin “regarding the impact of the Department of Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) decision to proceed with Cigna/Express Script’s reduced reimbursement plan.”Read More
Tennessee Lawmakers React to August Inflation Numbers
Tennessee lawmakers are issuing statements regarding Tuesday’s report showing the latest inflation numbers from August.Read More
Tennessee Representative David Kustoff Introduces Resolution Calling on Congress to Address Rising Crime in the U.S.
Tennessee Republican Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-08) recently introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives that calls on Congress to create a strategy to address the rising violent crime in the United States. A similar resolution was also introduced in the U.S. Senate by Republican Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA).Read More
Tennessee Representative David Kustoff Joins Republican Colleagues in Introducing Bill that Would Provide Immediate Relief to American Farmers
Tennessee Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-08) joined a group of his Republican colleagues Wednesday in introducing H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act.Read More
Tennessee Representative David Kustoff Selected to Serve on Ways and Means Committee
Tennessee Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-08) announced Saturday that he was selected to serve on the Ways and Means Committee.
“I am honored to be on this committee, & I look forward to advancing policies that will get our nation’s economy back on track,” Representative Kustoff wrote on Twitter.Read More
Tennessee Lawmakers React to School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
Tennessee lawmakers are speaking out on social media after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas unfolded on Tuesday that has since left 22, including the gunman, dead.Read More
Tennessee U.S. Rep. David Kustoff Introduces the Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2022
Tennessee Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-08) recently introduced the Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2022 (H.R. 7033) that he says “strengthens taxpayer protections, prohibits improper IRS targeting of taxpayers, compensates taxpayers for IRS abuse, and lowers the compliance burden on taxpayers.”Read More
Congressional GOP Hopeful Dean Clouse on His Run for TN-8
Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed GOP candidate for Tennessee’s Eight Congressional District, Dean Clouse to the newsmakers line to explain why he’s running and his background.Read More
Tennessee Reps. David Kustoff and Diana Harshbarger Join Colleagues in Introducing the American Ammo in Defense of Ukraine Act
Tennessee Representatives David Kustoff (R-TN-08) and Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01) joined their colleagues in cosponsoring the American Ammo in Defense of Ukraine Act, (H.R.6981). The legislation, introduced Tuesday by Representatives Richard Hudson (R-NC-08) and Victoria Spartz (R-IN-05), will waive export criteria so donations from American ammunition manufacturers can reach Ukraine faster.Read More
All Tennessee GOP Representatives Receive A+ Rating from the Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List
On Wednesday, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List released the latest ratings for its National Pro-Life Scorecard. According to the organization, the national scorecard is “a tool for holding members of Congress accountable for their legislative records on abortion and highlighting leadership in the fight to protect unborn children and their mothers.”Read More
Tennessee U.S. Rep. David Kustoff Explains the Democrat Strategy to Work Around Senate Filibuster with NASA Bill, Now Stuffed with Nationalization of Election Provisions
Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Republican Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN-08) to the newsmakers line to shed light on the attempt by Democrats to circumvent the filibuster and nationalize elections.Read More
Two Tennessee Republicans Vote Yes on Controversial Democrat-Led Health and Human Services Bill
Two Republicans who represent Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives voted for a bill that some people say would give the federal government access to information about any one person’s COVID-19 vaccination status. Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-08) and Representative Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) voted yes last week on H.R. 550. That bill is otherwise known as the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021.Read More
Blackburn Legislation Addresses Supply Chains in Tennessee
Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced a bill this week to engage public-private partnerships toward strengthening supply chains in Tennessee and the region.
Current bottlenecks in shipping have translated to fewer goods on store shelves and higher prices for American consumers. Their causes are multifaceted and include high labor costs, cumbersome union work rules and the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
New Bill Will Fix Problems Within the NCAA, Tennessee Rep. David Kustoff Says
Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-08) this week filed legislation that, if enacted into law, would create due process protections for individuals and universities under investigation by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for rule infractions. Representative Burgess Owens (R-UT-04) and Representative Josh Harder (D-CA-10) are co-sponsoring the legislation, according to a press release.Read More
Tennessee Representative David Kustoff Hosts Ceremony with USPS to Rename the Henning Post Office
On Tuesday, Tennessee Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-08) and the United States Postal Service (USPS) hosted a ceremony to rename the Henning Post Office building located at 415 N Main St. in honor of Paula Croom Robinson and Judy Spray.Read More
Tennessee’s U.S. Congress Members Harshbarger, Burchett, Rose, Green, and Kustoff Urge Democracies to Support Free Cuba
Five members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation co-signed a letter from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) this week urging the world’s democracies to support freedom in Cuba.
Representatives Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-1), Tim Burchett (R-TN-2), John Rose (R-TN-6), Mark Green (R-TN-7) and David Kustoff (R-TN-8) joined the Republican leader and other colleagues in exhorting democratic nations to back a number of steps toward effectuating Cuban democracy.Read More
Tennessee Rep. Kustoff Condemns Ben & Jerry’s Boycott of Jewish West Bank Settlements
Calling Israel America’s “greatest ally in the Middle East,” Representative David Kustoff (R-TN-8) on Tuesday decried the decision of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Company to cease selling its products in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and contested parts of East Jerusalem.
“This shouldn’t even be a debate,” he told Sean Spicer and co-host Lyndsay Keith on a broadcast of Newsmax’s Spicer & Co. “They shouldn’t have started this controversy.”Read More
Marsha Blackburn Files Bill to Fix Infrastructure – Without Raising Taxes
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced legislation that she said proves it is possible to improve our nation’s infrastructure without implementing the largest tax hike in nearly three decades. Blackburn, in a press release, also said it is possible to accomplish this without adding $2 trillion to our federal deficit.Read More
Tennessee’s Representatives Split on Party Lines for $2K CASH Act: Republicans Vote No, Both Democrats Vote Yes
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 Vote Yes to Bill That Gun Owners of America Flags as Dangerous
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
Tennessee Getting $11 Million for Interstate 40 Project
Tennessee’s Department of Transportation is receiving $11.2 million for installation of closed-circuit cameras and other devices along Interstate 40, U.S. Rep. David Kustoff’s office said.
The West Tennessee Republican said in a statement Monday that the federal transportation grant will fund a project to install 143 miles (230 kilometers) of fiber optic communications in 10 counties that sit along a heavily traveled stretch of I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.Read More
Tennessee’s 8th District: Trump Tweets Endorsement of Congressman Kustoff
“Congressman David Kustoff has been a champion for the Trump Agenda – I greatly appreciate his support,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter late Friday afternoon as he endorsed the 8th District Congressman for reelection. “David is strong on crime and borders, loves our Military, Vets and Second Amendment. Get…Read More