Eight of Tennessee’s nine members of the House of Representatives were sanctioned by Russia on Wednesday in response to the U.S. sanctioning members of the Russian Duma earlier this year.
In total, 398 members of Congress were listed in the release from Russia; however, some lawmakers were not included because the country took action against them previously.
The Tennessee Conservation Fund announced last week that they would be giving the Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) over a thousand acres of land. The area, known as the Corum tract, will connect “two sections of the existing WMA that were previously divided by the Corum property, improving continuity of state-owned land and expanding protected habitat for wildlife and recreation.”
According to the statement, the Conservation Fund purchased the land in March of 2021 with the intention to wait until the Bear Hollow Mountain WMA had the funds to purchase the land from them. Officially, on the 20th, the land was given to the Bear Hollow Mountain WMA for permanent ownership.
Tennessee’s medical community is increasingly concerned with the practice of surprise medical billing that impacts so many of our patients. It is time for Congress to enact federal legislation that will protect patients from the unwanted “surprise” that comes when they are stuck with a surprise bill for medical care they thought would be covered by their insurance company.