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Mon June 18, 2012
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Congressional Field Hearing Convenes in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Congressional Field Hearing was conducted Monday in Murfreesboro.  The meeting is an official session of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but none of the committee’s Democrats are in attendance.

Among those who 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…all Republicans.

Today’s hearing is entitled "Tennessee Job Creation: Do Federal Government Regulations Help or Hinder Tennessee's Economic Development?"

Tennessee 7th District Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn set a partisan tone for the hearings early on with a jab at President Obama on the issue of jobs.

“You know, when the president says that jobs is all about math, I say ‘Yes, Mr. President!’  There’s an equation that works. It’s called less regulation, plus less litigation, plus less taxation, equals more innovation and job creation.”

The hearing was open to the public and took place at the Business and Aerospace Building at Middle Tennessee State University.