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Congressman Stephen Fincher

Representing the 8th District of TENNESSEE

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Jan 5, 2016 Press Release
“President Obama has no business trampling on our Second Amendment rights. The President’s decision to punish law-abiding Americans is nothing more than an ongoing diversion tactic used to draw attention away from his inability to keep Americans safe from terror attacks. On his watch, there have been seven major Islamic terror strikes on U.S. soil in the last seven years. Instead of continuing to double down on his own failed policies, the President should be focused on implementing a comprehensive strategy to defeat radical Islamic terrorism – one that doesn’t involve stripping law abiding citizens of their Constitutional rights.
Dec 18, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after introducing the Prevent Terrorism from Entering our Prisons Act (H.R. 4285), legislation that would strengthen the background check process for volunteers entering Federal prisons and require the Bureau of Prisons to conduct a comprehensive study on the spread of radicalization in prisons:
Dec 4, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after the United States Senate passed his bill to reform and reauthorize the Export Import Bank of the United States. Congressman Fincher’s legislation will extend the Bank’s charter through 2019 with some of the strongest reforms to the Bank since President Reagan’s overhaul in 1980. His bill will allow the Bank to continue supporting American exports and thousands of jobs across the country. Clearing this final hurdle, his legislation is expected to be signed into law within the next week – finally giving our exporters the certainty they need to tackle new markets and create jobs here at home.
Dec 3, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after the House of Representatives advanced his bill to accelerate a company’s ability to enter into an Initial Public Offering (IPO). H.R. 2064, the Improving Access to Capital for Emerging Growth Companies Act, was included in the Conference Report to accompany the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, a multi-year highway bill that passed the House today with a recorded vote of 359-65.
Dec 3, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement today after the House passed the Conference Report to accompany the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, a multi-year highway bill which included his legislation to reform and reauthorize the U.S. Export Import Bank:
Nov 12, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 22, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act (DRIVE) Act, a multi-year highway bill that included his legislation to reform and reauthorize the U.S. Export Import Bank:
Nov 2, 2015 Press Release
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend, Senator Fred Thompson. Fred worked each day to preserve our special Tennessee values and I will forever be appreciative of his conservative leadership and all that he did for our great state. He will be greatly missed. Lynn and I send our thoughts and prayers to his wife, Jeri and all the Thompson family.”
Oct 28, 2015 Press Release
“If we’re ever going to get our economy out of this slow-growth rut, Congress must support real solutions that address our nation’s colossal debt that currently sits at over $18 trillion. America needs a responsible budget. A budget that reigns in out-of-control spending habits and forces Washington to live within their means – just like hardworking families all across our country do each day. Based on the fact that this budget deal encourages more irresponsible spending, I could not in good faith support this measure. Instead of taking steps backward, Congress should work toward policies that will expand opportunity for all Americans. We can start by encouraging fiscal restraint in Washington.”
Oct 27, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Stephen Fincher (TN-08), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Frank Lucas (OK-03), Chris Collins (NY-27), Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), Bob Dold (IL-10), and John Mica (FL-07) released the following statement after legislation to reform and reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States passed the House 313-118 with a majority of Republicans voting in favor of the bill:
Oct 26, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen Stephen Fincher (TN-08), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Frank Lucas (OK-03), Chris Collins (NY-27), Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), Bob Dold (IL-10), and John Mica (FL-07) released the following statement after the House successfully passed the motion to discharge and will now begin considering legislation that would reform the U.S. Export-Import Bank:
Aug 2, 2015 In The News
Fincher accepting service applications
Congressman Stephen Fincher is accepting Service Academy Nominations for the class entering in the fall of 2016. The deadline to apply for a Service Academy nomination is Nov. 2.
Jul 14, 2015 In The News
‘Rigorous review' of Iran deal to come
“The American people were counting on the president to keep his promise,” Fincher said. “Instead, President Obama has yet again walked back on his word, handing Iran — the world’s largest sponsor of terror — the tools they need to spread more violence in the Middle East.”
Jul 12, 2015 In The News
Rep. Fincher Issues Statement on Streamlining Claims Adjustment Process

Under current law, independent claims adjusters face a hodgepodge of inconsistent state regulations that only serve to delay the prompt adjustment of claims for natural disasters, accident victims, and other tragedies in life. Independent claims adjusters must take a license examination in each state in which they work.

Jun 23, 2015 In The News
Jackson Sun

"We realize it's not always possible to get to one of our dedicated District offices, so we're taking this opportunity to come to you.

Jun 18, 2015 In The News
PARIS TN: Fincher aide visits
Heather Waggoner, aide to U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher, looks over some papers during a visit to the Henry County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon. Waggoner and other members of Fincher’s staff are visiting areas in the 8th Congressional District this summer to assist constituents encountering issues with federal agencies or departments.
May 2, 2015 In The News
Fincher awarded for enterprise

Upon receiving the "Spirit of Enterprise" award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week, Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released a statement, saying, "I'm honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award. Families and small businesses across our country continue to be held back by excessive Washington red-tape, and it needs to end.

Jan 10, 2014 In The News
http://www.stategazette.com/story/2040136.html
Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) announced this week he is kicking off his "Operation Valentines" program. From now until Feb. 10, the congressman's district offices will collect valentines for distribution throughout West Tennessee for veterans and those currently serving in the military.
Jan 7, 2014 In The News
http://www.rollcall.com/news/restoring_scientific_integrity_to_government_decisi...
The aim of scientific research is to increase our understanding beyond what is already known. When scientific research is used to shape government policy, it assumes a special obligation — it becomes the glue of a contract between the public, the research community and government.
Nov 27, 2013 In The News
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20131128/NEWS/311280018/Briefly-Service-academ...
The deadline for U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher to accept applications from students in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District to attend one the United States Service Academies is Friday. Nominations are for the class entering in the fall of 2014, according to a news release.
Nov 25, 2013 In The News
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/nov/22/fincher-bill-would-streamline-i...
WASHINGTON — A bill that would further streamline and, in certain cases, shorten the initial public offering process for emerging growth companies was introduced Friday by U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher.

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May 20, 2015 Video
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after the House Financial Services Committee advanced his bill to accelerate a company’s ability to enter into an Initial Public Offering (IPO). By simplifying the registration process for small companies going public, the Improving Access to Capital for Emerging Growth Companies Act will make it easier for small businesses to grow and create jobs.
May 14, 2015 Video
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Reverend Larry Kendrick of Archer’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Frog Jump, Tennessee was invited by the United States House of Representatives as a guest chaplain to lead the House in an opening prayer. Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement thanking Reverend Kendrick and his family for their dedication to the Lord and the community.

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