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

January 11, 2013 Enewsletters

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January 4, 2013 Enewsletters

Dear Friend, 

This week I was sworn into the 113th Congress by House Speaker John Boehner in the U.S. Capitol.  I also voted to prevent the fiscal cliff from taking place and the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Memphian V. Lynn Evans to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

December 21, 2012 Enewsletters

Dear Friend, 

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season.  These are tough economic times in Memphis and families are doing more with less to celebrate this holiday season. That is why I am working hard in Memphis and Washington to create jobs.