April 2, 2013 Enewsletters
This week I was pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated more than $7 million to Shelby County to aid recovery efforts from the storms of 2011.
March 22, 2013 Enewsletters

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March 15, 2013 Enewsletters

Dear Friend, 

Last weekend Memphis lost one of its giants – former Criminal Court Clerk, County Commissioner and City Councilwoman Minerva Johnican.  She was always a steadfast supporter of my candidacy for public office, which meant much coming from someone who had walked with me all along the way.  My life has been blessed and richer for having counted Minerva as my friend.

March 1, 2013 Enewsletters

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February 22, 2013 Enewsletters

Dear Friend, 

This week I received a 97 percent on The League of Conservation Voters 2012 National Environmental Scorecard.  We also learned that Memphis International Airport will become one of five additional airports to be approved for the TSA Pre Check program. 

LCV Scorecard

February 15, 2013 Enewsletters

Dear Friend, 

This week President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech and discussed what the country needs to do to create more jobs and grow economically. And I introduced legislation to prohibit employers from using credit checks and bankruptcy filings as part of the hiring process.

February 1, 2013 Enewsletters

Dear Friend, 

Today marks the beginning of Black History Month, where we celebrate the many contributions made by African-Americans throughout our country’s history. I also recently participated in a Season for Nonviolence at the National Civil Rights Museum and met with Bill Maher.

Black History Month

January 25, 2013 Enewsletters

Dear Friend, 

This week I received my Subcommittee assignments and will serve as the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. I also appeared on Current TV to discuss voting rights, gun safety, Congress and President Obama.  And House Republicans voted to temporarily suspend the debt limit until May 19.

January 18, 2013 Enewsletters

Dear Friend, 

This week I introduced the FAIR Act, which would take politics out of the redistricting process. I also received a 100+ on the Humane Society’s legislative scorecard and President Obama unveiled his gun safety initiative.

The FAIR Act
2012 Humane Society Scorecard

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