Senate Committee Refuses to Hear Life-Saving “Lara’s Law”

 (Nashville, TN) – Members of the Senate Transportation Committee yesterday refused to even discuss legislation that would protect consumers from purchasing unsafe cars. Senator Mark Green of Clarksville presented Senate Bill 813 known as “Lara’s Law” to the committee for consideration. While Senator Jeff Yarbro of Nashville made a motion to consider the bill, the […]

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Diane Black Celebrates While Millions Stand to Lose Health Insurance

As the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released analysis indicating 14 million Americans would lose health insurance under TrumpCare in the first phase and 24 million fewer Americans would have insurance by 2026, House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, who represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District, sent out a celebratory press release. The CBO analysis also indicated […]

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Tell Diane Black: Protect TN Families

As Congressional Leadership advances legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Diane Black of Tennessee’s 6th District is uniquely positioned to stop this dangerous legislation. Black serves as Chair of the House Budget Committee — the next stop in the path of the Paul Ryan/TrumpCare bill. It’s time to tell Diane Black to stand […]

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Dear Bob Corker: Protect Our Care

On a rainy Tuesday in Nashville, a group of Tennesseans gathered in the basement of the office building housing the offices of Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander. While no one was available from Senator Alexander’s office to meet the group yesterday, a representative from Senator Corker’s office met with the group for about an […]

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TNCA Joins Groups Calling on Wells Fargo to End “Rip-Off Clause”

Tennessee Citizen Action joined consumer groups from across the country today in calling on Wells Fargo to end the practice of forced arbitration — known as the “rip-off clause” that prevents consumers from using every legal avenue to recover damages. From a press release on the issue:    In news events across the nation, in […]

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Our Tuesday Town Hall

Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker failed to schedule any town halls to engage directly with constituents during the congressional recess, so we brought the town hall to their Nashville offices today. Most of the 75 citizen activists in attendance were told that no staff were available to meet, but a handful were able to […]

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Andy Puzder Withdraws as Labor Secretary Nominee

Just one day after citizen activists demonstrated in front of the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker in Nashville urging a “no” vote on Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, reports out of Washington indicate Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration. This is a victory for those activists in Tennessee and across the […]

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Citizen Activists Urge NO Vote on Puzder, Request Town Halls

February 15, 2017 by  
Filed under News & Press Releases, Recent Blog Posts

Around 40 citizen activists demonstrated in front of the offices of Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker in Nashville on Wednesday. Those in attendance met with staffers and urged the Senators to oppose Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder. Requests for both lawmakers to host recess Town Halls were also made. For more on how you […]

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Statement on Confirmation of Steve Mnuchin

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on the confirmation of Steve Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury:   “Oops, they did it again. Senators Alexander and Corker have sold out Tennessee families by voting to confirm another of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominee. It’s bad enough that the two Tennessee Senators ignored the […]

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Statement on Confirmation of Tom Price

Statement of Tennessee Citizen Action Executive Director Andy Spears on the confirmation of Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker voted yesterday to confirm Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Voting to confirm Price at HHS is […]

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