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GOP Women's Group Will Admit Men in 2014
In the last days of 2013, male House Republicans acknowledged publicly that their party needs an attitude adjustment when it comes to including and embracing women in politics and policymaking.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Elizabeth Warren's New Bill Aims to Stop Employers Discriminating Against the Poor
Citing "basic fairness" as motivation for introducing a bill that would prevent employers from using credit reports as criteria when hiring a new employee, Warren, along with six other senators, is once again fighting battles for the disadvantaged.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Priscilla Presley Urges Congress To Pass Legislation To Protect Tennessee Walking Horses
She joins The Humane Society of the United States in urging Congress to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013, H.R. 1518/S.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Congress seeks ban on in-flight calls
Congress members from both sides of the aisle unhappy with the idea of in-flight telephone use are working on legislation to keep the airways quiet.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
TN House Republicans back food stamp cuts
While some groups say additional food stamp cuts would significantly worsen hunger problems, Republican House members from Tennessee argue that the program has enough waste to justify large-scale reductions.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Capitol Hill denizens get crash course in signing up under new health-care law
Room 216 in the Hart Senate Office Building is usually the venue reserved for Supreme Court confirmation hearings and other high-profile televised grillings of government witnesses.
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Early Poll Shows Big Cohen Lead Over Challenger Wilkins
Yacoubian Research, an established Memphis polling firm, has conducted what it said to be an independent poll of likely voters regarding a Democratic primary contest in the 9th Congressional District between incumbent congressman Steve Cohen and his potential challenger, lawyer Rickey Wilkins.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Jewish and Muslim Group Asks Followers To Fast in Support of Undocumented Workers
Two groups - one Jewish and one Muslim - are calling on their supporters to fast in support of undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Gail Kerr: Consensus from lawmakers over phones on planes
Two Tennessee lawmakers from opposite parties have finally found something to agree on: Cellphones are inherently annoying.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Crowded flight, cramped seat, now a cellphone? Lawmakers worried too
That's exactly what certain members of Congress want you to worry about as they launch a campaign against any effort to allow cellphones during flights.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
A few weeks ago, I began a column with "Harassing phone calls. What other term would fit?" And ended said column with a plea for help.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
TN lawmakers blast talks of cell phones on planes
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander have both put out statements blasting a Federal Communications Commission proposal to lift restrictions on cell phones in flight.
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Let's Talk: Should Dogs Get to Ride on Amtrak?
The Pets on Trains Act would set aside cars for animals, but I believe the bill as written has flaws.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Dickson County's rep Cooper standing by health care law
It's not easy being a Democrat on Capitol Hill these days, as the party's congressional ranks join President Barack Obama in suffering an abrupt drop in approval ratings because of the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
HOH: Honk if You're Driverless | Madisonville
Vehicles that accelerate, brake and park themselves. Lane markers that keep cars on the straight and narrow.
HOH: Pooch-Loving Pols Seek to Fast-Track Pets on Trains Plan
Reps. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y. and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., brought out the big guns Wednesday - which is to say terribly photogenic little dogs - for yet another push to persuade Amtrak to let furry-footed friends ride the rails with their loved ones.
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Driverless cars ready for testing
Members of Congress got a glimpse of the future Tuesday, flashing forward to an era when you can jump into the backseat and tell your computer-controlled car to drive.
Lawmakers silent on horse bill
That only one member of Tennessee's congressional delegation has shown support for the measure is a sad statement about who is looking out for the interests of this state in Washington.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Jewish Congressman Presses Turkish Foreign Minister About Reports of Anti-Semitism
Rep. Steve Cohen , a co-chairman of the Congressional caucus on Turkey, pressed the Turkish foreign minister on reports of anti-Semitism and human rights abuses in his country.