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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 [...]Continue Reading →
Tens of thousands of Tennesseans are signing up for affordable health insurance through the new online exchanges. Meanwhile, dependable health coverage for 330,000 Tennesseans hangs in the balance.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press published the following column written by Chairman Roy Herron on October 10, 2013:
Why Tennessee should expand Medicaid
If [...]Continue Reading →
On October 7, 2013 By TNDP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today called for Congressional Republicans to stop harming Tennessee businesses and working families by ending the government shutdown.
“A small faction of one party in one House in one branch of the government has shut down the government and taken the American economy hostage,” Herron [...]Continue Reading →
State Employee: ‘We’ve Already Broken Several Laws’
News Report Reveals Haslam’s Business Partner Directed State Contract
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today called for a comptroller’s investigation into dealings between Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration and a controversial firm with financial ties to the governor.
According to News Channel 5, Jones Lang [...]Continue Reading →
On October 4, 2013 By TNDP
State House Democratic leaders are outraged to learn via a News Channel 5 investigative report that Governor Bill Haslam’s administration may have rigged contracts to benefit out-of-state contractors at the behest of Jones Lang Lasalle.Continue Reading →
On October 3, 2013 By TNDP
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On October 1, 2013 By TNDP
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On September 30, 2013 By TNDP
“Republicans are threatening to shut down our United States government unless they can deny hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans and millions of Americans affordable health care. The politicians [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
On September 25, 2013 By TNDP
GOP efforts to repeal would hurt economy and raise average rates
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As Republicans attempting to defund the Affordable Care Act march the country toward both a government shutdown and also a default on our obligations, the Tennessee Democratic Party touted new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing [...]Continue Reading →
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