Democrats pushed Congress' biggest coronavirus relief bill yet toward expected House passage Friday, a $3 trillion behemoth they said a beleaguered country badly needs but Republicans called a bloated election-year wish list.
Roe: ‘We’re going to do a Town Hall in the next couple weeks at home just on immigration and hear what’s on people’s minds about that issue … problems are still the same and getting worse. Over 100,000 people last month came into the country that we apprehended … I don’t know how many actually got in here … they think that as the weather warms up, it’s going to get worse. The president has tried about everything he can try to get the funding he needs to secure our border. I certainly want to help him do that.’
That’s what U.S. Rep. Phil Roe told a Rogersville/Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast as the clock ticks down toward a Friday deadline for a conference committee to get a border security deal done or face another partial federal government shutdown.
To put an end to horse slaughter, Greene County resident Andrea Kovacs is urging Tennesseans to voice their support for two bills, which would prohibit the knowing sale or transport of horses for human consumption.
Speaker John Boehner is making one final appeal to restive Republicans: Pass a hard-won agreement with President Barack Obama to fund the government and forestall a debt crisis before Rep. Paul Ryan assumes the top job later this week. But he encountered immediate resistance when he laid out the plan Monday night.