Archive for the ‘Barack Obama’ Category

New Report Shows Tennessee’s Obamacare Premiums Among Nation’s Lowest

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

GOP efforts to repeal would hurt economy and raise average rates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As Republicans attempting to defund the Affordable Care Act march the country toward both a government shutdown and also a default on our obligations, the Tennessee Democratic Party touted new data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showing [...]

Tell Ron Ramsey What You Think of His Tweet Attacking President Obama

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Tell Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey what you think of his outrageous and dishonest attack on President Obama.

Chairman Roy Herron’s Statement on Lt. Gov. Ramsey Syria Comment

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron issued a statement Wednesday condemning a message broadcast from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey twitter page:

“Speaker Ramsey should fire whoever wrote such an outrageous, dishonest, misleading, incendiary, unpatriotic and dangerous attack on our nation’s president and on Republican leaders like Senators Corker and McCain and House [...]

Democrats Applaud President Obama’s Focus on a ‘Better Bargain for the Middle Class’

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee’s House Democrats are applauding President Barack Obama’s speech in Chattanooga on the need to reinvest in building a strong, sustainable middle class.

“We are so proud that President Obama chose Tennessee to present his vision for cutting taxes and investing in job growth,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner. [...]

Obama Calls for a ‘Grand Bargain’ on Middle Class Jobs in Tenn.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

President Barack Obama used an appearance in Chattanooga, Tenn. to call for a “grand bargain” for middle class jobs.

His full remarks, as prepared:

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African American Leaders Welcome President Obama to Tennessee to Talk About Expanding the Middle Class

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Chairman of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, Rep. Larry Miller (D-Memphis), released the following statement regarding the President’s visit today:

“The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators is proud to welcome President Barack Obama to Tennessee today. We look forward to hearing the President discuss his proposals to improve Tennessee’s economy by [...]

TNDP Calls on Republican Congress to Work with President Obama to Avert Sequestration

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Tenn. Democratic Party Spokesman Says It’s Time for Republicans to Put Seniors & the Middle Class First and Agree to Avoid the Sequester with a Balanced Plan that Closes Loopholes for the Wealthy and Big Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — This morning, President Obama discussed common sense solutions to avoid the sequester and reduce our debt [...]

President Unviels Plan to Prevent Gun Violence

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

President Barack Obama presented a plan today to protect our children and communities by reducing gun violence.

Our nation has suffered too much at the hands of dangerous people who use guns to commit horrific acts of violence. As President Obama said following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, “We won’t be able to [...]

Report Shows Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts Spare Tennessee Families from Serious Economic Hit

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Democratic Party is advocating for the extension of middle class tax cuts today following the release a National Economic Council of the White House state-by-state report that shows serious economic problems for hard-working Tennessee families if the extension fails.

Click here to see the National Economic Council’s [...]

TNDP Chairman Applauds President Obama’s Fight for Middle Class Tax Cuts

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s commitment to fighting for an extension of tax cuts for the middle class, in addition to working toward a balanced approach to reducing our nation’s deficit:

“When the American people went to the polls on November 6th, [...]