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Congressman Fincher's statement on Ebola epidemic
Posted Saturday, October 18, at 10:22 PM

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) released the following statement on the Ebola epidemic: "The tragic West African Ebola epidemic has reached the United States and in doing so raised a tremendous amount of concern, fear and confusion. ...

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Remembering the fallen this Memorial Day
Posted Friday, May 23, at 4:40 PM

On this Memorial Day, we pause as a nation to honor and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to secure our safety and freedom. We remember these fallen heroes who served our nation valiantly -- in the icy snows at Valley Forge, on the fields of Antietam and Gettysburg, in the jungles of Vietnam, the waters of the Persian Gulf, the mountains of Afghanistan, and the sweltering deserts of Iraq -- as brave members of the United States Armed Forces...

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Massive Refuge Expansion on the Way for West Tennessee
Posted Wednesday, July 3, at 6:33 PM

Changes could be coming for the Mississippi and Hatchie River floodplains in Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton and Haywood counties. This past December, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service proposed expanding the Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges into each refuge's neighboring bottomlands. ...

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Weekly Wrap-Up
Posted Friday, March 22, at 5:56 PM

Dear Friend, Yesterday I cast a vote to help set our country back on track to a path of fiscal responsibility by supporting The Path to Prosperity, the 2014 House budget plan. By reducing spending and eliminating barriers to economic growth, the plan puts in place policies that will encourage economic expansion and stability for millions of American families...

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I-69 the Roadway to Jobs and Progress
Posted Wednesday, February 27, at 1:12 PM

I believe in an America that tackles problems with strong solutions. At a time when our economy is sluggish, unemployment is high, budgets are tight and economic opportunities are limited, Tennessee should say YES to prioritizing its limited funds in smart projects that produce maximum economic gains. I-69 is such a project...

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Benghazi
Posted Monday, January 28, at 12:55 PM

Dear Friend, Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee finally had the opportunity to hear directly from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the horrible terrorist attack against our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. It has been over four months since the attack and it is very disappointed it took this long for the Obama Administration to respond to the American public...

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President Obama issued 23 executive orders
Posted Monday, January 21, at 12:37 PM

Dear Friend, The atrocious shooting of innocent children and teachers is too tragic to put into words. As a father and a Christian, my heart and prayers are with each of these families and the community of Newtown. What we do know is there is one common thread that connects the shooting in Arizona last year, the shooting in Colorado this year, and the shooting in Newtown--mental illness. ...

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Year-End Wrap Up
Posted Friday, December 21, at 1:58 PM

Dear Friend, This past week has been met with much reflection. I extend my most heart-felt thoughts and prayers to the families of those who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Connecticut. I have three young children, and it is hard for me to imagine something this horrific happening in our town. I hope you will join me in continuing to pray for the families who have lost loved ones...

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UN To Monitor Our Elections?
Posted Friday, November 2, at 3:49 PM

Dear Friend, I have recently received many emails, letters, and phone calls about rumors of the United Nations monitoring our November 6th elections. This concerned me, as I am sure it did you, so I looked into this issue further. As you know, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a group that is under the jurisdiction of the United Nations, is scheduled to monitor the 2012 United States presidential and congressional elections on November 6, 2012. ...

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The JOBS Act: An Important Step Towards Economic Recovery
Posted Thursday, September 27, at 11:32 AM

Dear Friend, America is a nation of innovation. Our country was founded by political entrepreneurs: brave, honorable people who were willing to risk their lives and their fortunes on the dream of government based on the principles of liberty we hold so dear. It was this foundation of freedom that allowed our nation to become the greatest country in the world and enabled entrepreneurs and workers to build what was the most prosperous economy in human history...

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No More Solyndras
Posted Friday, September 14, at 2:47 PM

Dear Friend, Today, I voted for the No More Solyndras Act because taxpayers should not be on the hook for over half a billion dollars for a company that went bankrupt. Private investment, not government investment, is the most effective in creating long lasting job growth and sustainable business models...

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Stop the Tax Hike
Posted Friday, August 3, at 5:00 PM

This week the House of Representatives had a choice to make: Members could either vote to keep taxes low or raise taxes during one of the toughest economic times many of us have ever seen. One thing we know for certain, raising taxes will seriously harm job creation, small businesses, and hinder our struggling economy. ...

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A Tax on Personal Liberties
Posted Friday, June 29, at 12:00 PM

Dear Friend, Today, the United States Supreme Court announced its ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's signature piece of legislation, otherwise known as Obamacare. The law was upheld and deemed constitutional, including the controversial individual mandate. The individual mandate, which requires every American to purchase health insurance, was ruled by the Supreme Court to be a tax...

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THE GSA - Wasting Your Hard Earned Money
Posted Friday, April 27, at 5:35 PM

Dear Friend, As I'm sure you are aware, the General Services Administration (GSA) used your hard-earned tax payer dollars on a lavish conference in Las Vegas, costing a whopping $823,000. I know that taxpayers all over the country are outraged. At a time when the approval ratings of Washington are at an all-time low, I cannot believe top officials at the GSA would have the audacity to engage in such actions...

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Get the Economy Moving
Posted Friday, April 20, at 5:12 PM

Dear Friend, Tax day reminds us of the taxes we pay - local, state and federal all combined takes a bite out of your wallet. It begs the question: are we getting the most out of government? And what is the impact of taxes on job creation? Many are starting to concur that our economy is stagnating due to fundamental underlining structural problems that are preventing it from growing. ...

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Lower Taxes = Job Creation
Posted Friday, April 13, at 4:56 PM

Dear Friend, With Tax Day around the corner, we start to look at how much money is being taken out of our paychecks each month to pay for government spending. It reminds us that government programs and regulations are not free, but are paid for by your efforts and hard work. Every day you go to work, a little sliver of your paycheck goes to paying for government programs and regulations...

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Jobs for Tennesseans: Still My Top Priority
Posted Friday, April 6, at 5:13 PM

Dear Friend, This past week, I had many events and met with folks from all over West Tennessee. The one thing I hear from everyone is: We need to fix the economy and bring jobs to Tennessee. On Tuesday, I participated in a business roundtable in Jackson. It was insightful to learn from small business owners and industry leaders about ways to improve business and get government regulations out of the way...

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All-of-the Above Energy Approach
Posted Friday, March 16, at 4:44 PM

Dear Friend, High gas prices are impacting everyone. With all our domestic energy resources and ingenuity we can make a difference in impacting our energy needs. I maintain a broad, all-of-the-above approach that takes all of our resources into consideration. I could not disagree more with those that believe in a very narrow and limiting energy policy. I will continue to support legislation that encourages domestic energy production, energy efficiency, and renewable energy opportunities...

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The JOBS Act offers solutions
Posted Friday, March 9, at 4:09 PM

Dear Friend, When we are young, we are told that we can grow up to be anything. I tell my kids the same thing -- work hard and you can do anything if you set your mind to it. The United States is great because of its people, freedoms and endless opportunity. ...

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All of the Above: Bring Down Gas Prices
Posted Friday, March 2, at 2:15 PM

Dear Friend, Gas prices are too high. The increase in prices at the pump is up 9 percent over the past month, to a national average of $3.73 a gallon. I am afraid a gallon of gas this summer might get up to five dollars. This is why we need the Keystone pipeline -- more energy and jobs. ...

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Stephen Fincher is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district.
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