Sandra ClarkKnox Notes

  • U.S.  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) voted for the bipartisan budget compromise. “While I have serious reservations in respect to spending increases … we can no longer accept the status quo of budgetary instability that hinders our military and impedes major projects in East Tennessee.” Fleischmann cited funding for the Chickamauga Lock, even though former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker voted against the bill. (As did Knoxville Rep. Jimmy Duncan.)
  • U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09) is co-sponsoring a bill to block President Trump’s proposed military parade. “America’s greatness is not shown by displays of its military power; it’s shown through respect for the rule of law … Trump’s proposal reflects a testosterone-driven need for self-aggrandizement. The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade of yachts in the Intracoastal Waterway off Mar-a-Lago should be sufficient.”
  • “Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.” – Henry Miller.
 

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