U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) this week proposed a Constitutional amendment that, if enacted into law, would require that Congress pass a balanced budget within 10 years and keep that budget permanently balanced. This, according to a press release that Green’s staff published on his website.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) this week submitted — but was unsuccessful in adding — key amendments to Democrats Equality Act legislation. As written, the Equality Act makes it impossible for organizations to turn away biological males who identify as women from women’s spaces such as restrooms, showers, locker rooms, homeless shelters, and domestic violence shelters.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) will serve on the House Armed Services Committee for the 117th Congress. This, according to a press release that Green’s staff posted on his website Monday.Read More
Representative Mark Green (R-TN-07) denounced the Congressional efforts to remove from office or impeach President Donald Trump.
In his press release, Green alluded to President-elect Joe Biden’s consistent call for unity – the hallmark of his campaign and official theme for his upcoming inauguration.Read More
A crowd of perhaps 1,000 people or more descended upon downtown Franklin Sunday to organize and discuss ways to assist U.S. President Donald Trump during Wednesday’s Electoral College certification in Washington, D.C. Organizers of this event, which they called the March for Trump, also made plans to travel to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to support Trump in person.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) and U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais this week explained how and why they voted on three key budget bills. Green this week said he voted no on the $2.3 trillion omnibus bill. He said it “contained billions of waste and foreign aid.”Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) announced Wednesday that he will support an objection to the Electoral College certification on January 6 of next year to determine who next occupies the White House. Green announced this in a press release that he published on his website.Read More
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
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02) have introduced a resolution urging federal officials to revise their decision to prioritize healthy workers over elderly Americans as they distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. This, according to a press release that Green and Gabbard published this week.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) has sent a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives expressing what he called “grave concerns” over that agency’s intention to impose regulations on stabilizing braces for firearms. This, according to a press release that Green’s staff published on his website this week.Read More
The U.S. House of Representatives leadership gave legislators just hours to consider a 5,593-page omnibus spending bill incorporating over $900 billion of coronavirus relief and $1.4 in government funding for fiscal year 2021. The bill was made available on Monday afternoon, with voting beginning on Monday evening, where it passed just after nine p.m.
“After several delays and last-minute haggling, we finally began receiving text of the COVID relief bill at 11:30 am this morning. This bill is likely to be thousands of pages, so I’m canceling my afternoon appointments & digging into the bill. As Reagan said, “Trust, but verify,” Congressman Ben Cline (R-VA06) tweeted.Read More
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scheduled a vote Monday evening for a hefty bill dropped on Congress earlier that same day. The spending bill totals nearly 5,600 pages.
The bill was unavailable prior to this afternoon, a delay reportedly caused by “computer glitch[es].” In addition to the $900 billion in pandemic stimulus spending, the bill includes $1.4 trillion for other expenditures.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) last week called out Democratic politicians from around the country for what he called their hypocrisy on how they have enforced the laws and regulated people’s behaviors during 2020.
Green said this in a video he uploaded to his Facebook page.Read More
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04) said this week that Congress might need to step in to reform America’s election system.
DesJarlais said this on his Facebook page Thursday as officials in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and Arizona continue to count votes for Tuesday’s presidential election. U.S. President Donald Trump alleges voter fraud took place in those swing states.Read More
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07), and U.S Senate Republican candidate Bill Hagerty urged their supporters to vote Tuesday and to also re-elect U.S. President Donald Trump.
They did so Sunday at Franklin’s Liberty Hall inside The Factory, where State Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) hosted his annual Boots & Jeans, BBQ & Beans event.Read More
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has rejected U.S. Rep. Mark Green’s (R-TN-07) request to grant churches and other houses of worship a temporary waiver to use long-range FM transmitters without fear of harsh government fines.
Pai denied Green’s request this month.
Green, in a letter he sent to the FCC in June, specifically cited the COVID-19 pandemic as prompting him to request this.Read More
Nashville Mayor John Cooper and members of his administration weren’t straightforward enough with their COVID-19 data and, in effect, hurt local businesses and justified fears that government officials would abuse their power during this long emergency.
This, according to Beacon Center of Tennessee spokesman Mark Cunningham. Cunningham responded to a FOX 17 of Nashville report that suggested Cooper and his staff members kept secret the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases coming out of the bars and restaurants in the city’s lower Broadway area.Read More
Last night, Tennesseans saw the Republican National Convention highlight America as the Land of Heroes. I’m proud, as a Republican, that we are not only proud of our heroes, but we also celebrate them. And I’m grateful to President Trump and Vice President Pence for working to ensure that America will continue to be a Land of Heroes for generation to come.
It’s been said: Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, they’re all around us. And Tennessee’s 7th district has too many to count. As I’ve traveled the district the last few weeks, I’ve had a chance to meet and thank many of these heroes.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) announced on Tuesday that his annual Service Academy Day will take place virtually from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Standard Time on Saturday.
This, according to a press release that Green posted on his website.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) sent a letter to Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James Clyburn (D-SC-06) and called on him to rescind what Green called partisan attacks on COVID-19 response efforts in Tennessee.
This, according to a press release that Green published Wednesday on his website.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-08) took to the floor of the House of Representatives and said nearly 100,000 Americans would still live among us if China had warned the United States earlier about COVID-19.
And by that, Green said he meant one week earlier would have made the difference.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) recently introduced a bill to require annual reporting on federal funds spent in China.
The bill, called the Our Money in China Transparency Act, would require detailed annual reporting on any federal funds spent on activities conducted in collaboration with China’s entities and institutions, Green explained in a press release.Read More
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Friday afternoon that state officials will not entertain any criminal behavior at a demonstration scheduled for 5 p.m. today at Legislative Plaza.
Organizers have scheduled the event, which they call “Free Capitol Hill” at 5 p.m. Central today. In a Facebook flyer organizers do not address the venue as “Legislative Plaza.” Instead they refer to the landmark as the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (Formerly Legislative Plaza).”Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) on Monday introduced an act that he said would pay the moving costs for American companies that move their production back to the United States from China.
In a press release, Green called it the Bring American Companies Home Act.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-08) joined President Donald Trump at the White House Friday for a discussion on the administration’s plan for a “great American comeback.”
Green thanked the president for his leadership in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and criticized the mainstream media for laughing at decisions that have “saved American lives.”Read More
This week U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) announced that U.S. Rep. Mark Green, (R-TN-07) a member of the House Oversight Committee, has been named as one of five Republicans to serve on the Coronavirus Select Committee.
Green is the only doctor appointed to serve on this Committee, according to a press release Green put out this week.Read More
Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) sent a letter to Chairman Adam Smith and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry of the House Armed Services Committee asking them to fund Fort Campbell’s hospital after the base saw soldiers go to New York, New Jersey and Boston to help fight the coronavirus.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) this week will introduce the SOS ACT (Secure Our Systems Against China’s Tactics).Read More
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Green (R-TN-07) told the feds that coronavirus relief programs should follow past federal precedents and not exclude Tennessee’s small colleges, which are currently disqualified because of student workers.
Those federal programs, Green said, include the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Green said in a press release that he sent his request to the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration as it pertains to EIDLs and PPP.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) said the feds will deliver billions of dollars to prop up local governments that have lost substantial amounts of tax revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Rural Tennesseans who don’t know if their local health departments test for COVID-19 can visit the Tennessee Health Department’s website to learn of their nearest testing facility, an official with that agency said Wednesday.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07), who is also a physician, said Tuesday that researchers continue to advance toward a vaccine for COVID-19, but he also encouraged his constituents to keep up with their social distancing.
Green said this Tuesday during a Tele-Town Hall with constituents. He said recent medical literature suggests COVID-19 has a genetic component.
“There are some folks who have a different formation of the receptor on their lung lining that either allows for protection or a lack of protection for the virus inserting itself into the cells. More research is being done,” Green said.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) said Monday he has sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to include incentives for American companies to move back from China.
Specifically, Green said in the letter that members of Congress should do this through any upcoming legislation they might consider while fighting COVID-19.
“Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, many American companies had moved their operations to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), lured by incentives like lower costs and an abundance of cheap labor. However, over the past three years, the Trump Administration and U.S. Congress have gone to great lengths to make the United States the best place in the world to do business. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act slashed taxes, the President’s energy agenda has led to cheaper utilities, and right-to-work laws have made many states more attractive,” Green said in the letter.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) said Thursday he has contacted Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and suggested he now restore to doctors their previously-held right to perform non-emergency medical procedures.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07), a physician, expressed concern in a recent interview about a potential shortage of sedatives for COVID-19 patients on ventilators.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) has joined other Oversight Committee Republicans in demanding answers after the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts furloughed its employees despite receiving $25 million from Congress.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) said people don’t necessarily need masks over their heads right now to protect themselves from COVID-19.
But Green still asked people late last week to cover their mouths when they are out in public.
“If you put your hand over your mouth at Publix while you are walking around, as long as your hand is sanitized, anything you put over your mouth will decrease the amount of the viral load that you inhale,” Green said during a Tele-Town hall phone call with constituents Friday.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) has joined other Republicans in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo asking how his department will hold China accountable for its coronavirus misinformation campaign against America.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) said he felt disgusted consenting to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) when she demanded certain pork barrel projects on the coronavirus relief bill.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, (R-TN-07) has scheduled a second coronavirus tele-town hall for later this week.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) announced Friday that he voted in favor of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, (R-TN-07) said Thursday there are some unfortunate realities about the pending $2 trillion federal stimulus bill, but he also said the country needs Congress to pass it.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, (R-TN-07) said that a coronavirus Tele-Town Hall he has scheduled for Thursday will detail the ways Congress has responded to the pandemic.
Thursday’s Tele-Town Hall, Green said, will also describe what the future holds.
Green has scheduled his Tele-Town Hall for 5 p.m. Central/6p.m. Eastern Thursday for broadcast on his congressional Facebook page.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) on Wednesday blasted Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) for using the coronavirus emergency as an excuse to impose a left-wing agenda through Congress.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, (R-TN-07) announced that he will host a series of Facebook and Tele-Town Halls about COVID-19 starting Thursday.Read More
On Friday U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said the federal government would waive standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year because of the ongoing coronavirus emergency.
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, (R-TN-07), in a press release, said he appreciated DeVos and U.S. Republican President Donald Trump for this action.
“The gravity of the situation our schools continue to face while navigating the COVID-19 outbreak would have created an undue burden for preparing and administering statewide assessments,” Green said.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) on Monday asked U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to recognize the impact the Coronavirus emergency has had on schools’ abilities to administer statewide assessments.
Green asked this of DeVos in a letter dated Monday.Read More
State and federal officials had plenty of important updates for Middle Tennessee residents Tuesday night, less than 24 hours after severe weather and tornadoes devastated parts of the region and claimed at least 25 lives.Read More
U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) has introduced legislation that would do away with certain regulations that he says hurts people in rural areas who need health care.Read More
HERMITAGE — U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07) praised 917 Society founder Joni Bryan as a woman who acted on her initiative and founded an organization that has had profound impacts around Tennessee and the rest of the nation.Read More