We are thrilled about our upcoming Statesmen’s Dinner with keynote speaker Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels on Friday, July 15th in Nashville. It will be an evening to rally around our victories from last year while looking ahead to 2012. This week, I happened to be at a meeting with Governor Scott Walker (R-WI), and he discussed the outstanding job Governor Mitch Daniels has done in Indiana on a litany of issues. We look forward to hearing Governor Daniels share his thoughts first hand on the direction of our country. We will also get to hear country music star Mark Wills preview his new song “Looking for America.” I hope you have made plans to join us for what should be a very special night. For more information or to purchase your tickets to the dinner, click HERE.
Although the General Assembly is out of session, some great things have happened this month. On June 15th, Governor Haslam signed into law his charter schools bill which lifts the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in the state and opens enrollment to more students. This was welcome news to many Tennessee parents who desire more high-quality education options for their children.
Also this month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released figures which showed that Tennessee ranks 6th in the nation in economic growth. While this should be welcome news to all Tennesseans, Democrats immediately began to gripe about which party gets the credit. Leave it to the Democrats to throw a wet blanket on great news for our state!
Earlier this week, we had anticipated a visit from Vice President Joe Biden who was scheduled to headline a Democrat fundraiser. To welcome Biden to Tennessee, we created this VIDEO. It turns out that Biden had to cancel his Nashville visit since he and President Obama have yet to show leadership on proposing a budget that cuts spending without raising taxes.
Thanks again for all that you do, and I hope to see you soon!
Tennessee Republican Party
JUNE NEWS FROM THE TNGOP:
TNGOP Chairman Chris Devaney’s Statement on Release of Palin E-mails – Statement
House GOP Leaders Laud New Tennessee Economic Numbers – Press Release
OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE:
OP-ED by Rep. Marsha Blackburn & Rep. Scott DesJarlais: Cut, cap and balance to bring real recovery
Read the op-ed HERE.
Black already making waves in first term
Congresswoman challenges Obama on budget
Read the article HERE.
VIDEO: June 14, 2011 Governor’s Update
Watch the video HERE.
Please take a look at your Republican U.S. House and Senate Members’ websites to find out what they’ve been doing on your behalf over the last month.
o Senator Lamar Alexander
o Senator Bob Corker
o Rep. Diane Black
o Rep. Marsha Blackburn
o Rep. Scott DesJarlais
o Rep. John Duncan
o Rep. Stephen Fincher
o Rep. Chuck Fleischmann
o Rep. Phil Roe