congress http://wmot.org en Congressional Field Hearing Convenes in Murfreesboro http://wmot.org/post/congressional-field-hearing-convenes-murfreesboro <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; A Congressional Field Hearing was conducted Monday in Murfreesboro. &nbsp;The meeting is an official session of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but none of the committee&rsquo;s Democrats are in attendance.</p><p>Among those who&nbsp;did turn out include Gov. Bill Haslam, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, along with U.S. Reps. Scott Desjarlais, Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn&hellip;all Republicans.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:28:47 +0000 AP/WMOT 12221 at http://wmot.org More than 48,000 Tennesseans to Lose Jobless Benefits http://wmot.org/post/more-48000-tennesseans-lose-jobless-benefits <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;More than&nbsp;48,000 Tennesseans&nbsp;could lose their extended unemployment benefits by the end&nbsp;of the&nbsp;year.</p><p>As the recession gathered steam in early 2008, Congress authorized the first in a series of emergency extensions to unemployment benefits. With the jobless rate rising rapidly, the extra benefits were intended to tide the long-term unemployed over until the jobless rate began to fall.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:34:24 +0000 Mike Osborne 11861 at http://wmot.org U.S. Rep. Diane Black Having a Good Year http://wmot.org/post/us-rep-diane-black-having-good-year <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black is having a good year.</p><p>Representative Black is the only freshman in her class of 94 to have legislation pass both chambers of Congress.</p><p>Her bill to close a Medicaid loophole and save billions is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. The president supported it even before it made it to the House floor.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:50:48 +0000 AP/WMOT 4416 at http://wmot.org