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2014 Legislative Session - Week 1
Posted Friday, January 24, at 12:04 AM
The first week of the 2014 legislative session here in Nashville has come and gone. As usual it was productive and I had a chance to meet with a number of friends and colleagues. The beginning of the week I had meetings with leadership to discuss legislation that was left on the table from last year. ...
Weekly Update | 108th General Assembly (Feb. 26)
Hello Friends, We had another busy and successful week on Capitol Hill. I had a chance to meet with some new and old friends who were part of the political process trying to make this state a better place for all of us. Each week seems to renew my faith in our district and those around the state who try to make this the best state in the country...
Weekly Update: 108th General Assembly
Friends, I had another productive and exciting week in Nashville! Each week seems to bring a set of new challenges for myself and my staff. Some of the main issues facing the district are always on my mind and this week we made another step forward in finding some solutions. I am in the process of finalizing a meeting at the Lannom center on Feb 22, 2013 to meet with the Commissioner of Transportation...
Commissioner of Agriculture to Visit
Hey guys, this will be the first time in a long time we have had the Commissioner of Agriculture to visit North West Tennessee for 2-days. I am going to give him the grand tour! I will be honored to have Julius Johnson attend several events with me later this week. Everyone is invited to have cat-fish with us at Reelfoot Lake Lakeview Dining room at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday (Dutch treat)...
We had a full agenda for our first full day in Beijing. After an early wake up call, we were off to the 2008 Olympic village. WOW. For those that do not follow Olympic events, this might not be a big deal, but for me, I watch almost every event possible event on every Olympics. ...
Sunday morning: we left Wuhan bright and early for the early flight to Beijing. We are staying at the Sun World Hotel, another 4-star hotel. It is very nice and best of all, right across the street from a small China McDonalds. After an Asian Big Mac, 13-of us made our way to the "The Forbidden City" and "Tian' Anmen Square". Again, words will not express the size, beauty and sheer magnitude of The Forbidden City. Please look this up on the internet and read all about it...
Day 5: Today we finally saw the rain. I know Tennessee is hot and humid right now, but don't think we are missing out. It is very humid in Nanjing today. We drove 3.5 hours from Suzhou and Nanjing. At our restroom stops Garrett bought some Chinese candy. ...
Day 5: We were all up early as usual and dog tired last night, we are still not on China time. I am beginning to feel it will take at least 1-week to get on this new time zone. For the 4th day in a row, we ate a traditional Chinese dinner. Evidentially, most Chinese dinners are served family style. ...
Today was our first day on the town. Words will not express what we saw today. I thought New York and Chicago were big. They are nothing to compare. This is city has 2- of the tallest buildings in the world. It has 20-million people, it is modern, clean, and beautiful. ...
Day 2: We made it it China.
Boy oh boy, it was a tough trip. We traveled with the sun, flew over Alaska and the North Pole. We had the sun coming in the window for the entire trip. It is hard to sleep with the sun in your face, continuious movies being played and food and drinks coming all night. ...
Day-1: Garrett and I left Kenton at 5:30 this morning. We met my sister and she drove us to the airport (free parking). We met 4-other West Tennessee Representatives at the airport for the 10:00 flight. We met up with the other Tennessee delegation in Detroit just in time for a 1:00 lunch and a 3-hour layover...
Chinese Legislative Trip
Follow me and my son Garrett and 14 State Representatives on a trip to 5 city's in China. We will meet with Chinese leaders, and visit some of the Great landmarks. We will have daily postings with pictures and information about our day.
Rep. Bill Sanderson
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