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Congressman Stephen Fincher

Representing the 8th District of TENNESSEE

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May 22, 2015 Press Release

Memphis, TN – Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) is now accepting Service Academy Nominations for the class entering in the fall of 2016. The deadline to apply for a Service Academy nomination is November 2nd, 2015.

May 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement in response to the Republican Study Committee (RSC) taking a position against reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States:

May 21, 2015 Press Release
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 15, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) welcomed the House Agriculture Committee’s passage of the Commodity End-User Relief Act (H.R. 2289), which included his bill to require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to harmonize its rules for general solicitation and marketing with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Congressman Fincher’s Energize Emerging Opportunities Act (H.R. 1954) was introduced in the House on April 22, 2015.
May 14, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, at the House Financial Services’ Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “The Dodd-Frank Act and Regulatory Overreach,” Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) questioned University of Virginia School of Law Dean, Paul G. Mahoney, about the burdensome regulations being felt across our country since the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.
May 14, 2015 Press Release
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.
Apr 30, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after receiving the “Spirit of Enterprise” award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week: “I’m honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award,” said Congressman Fincher. “Families and small businesses across our country continue to be held back by excessive Washington red-tape and it needs to end. Small business is the backbone of our economy, which is why I work hard every day for common sense policies that will increase economic growth and create good jobs for hardworking Americans.”
Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) joined conservative talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt earlier this week to discuss the conservative case for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The Bank’s charter is set to expire June 30th.  Congressman Fincher’s bill (H.R.

Apr 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after introducing the Energize Emerging Opportunities Act (H.R. 1954) earlier this week. This bill would require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to harmonize its rules for general solicitation and marketing with rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Apr 15, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (TN-08) released the following statement after the House passed his bipartisan bill to preserve access to financing for affordable manufactured housing:
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.
Nov 15, 2013 In The News
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20131114/NEWS01/311140029/Tennessee-memb...
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans from Tennessee reacted skeptically Thursday to President Barack Obama's offer of an administrative fix for Americans wanting to keep their health insurance another year instead of shopping for new plans under the Affordable Care Act.
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Nov 8, 2013 In The News
http://tennessee.watchdog.org/2013/11/07/tn-congressman-wants-more-say-over-wild...
NASHVILLE — The federal government’s intense interest in expanding a national wildlife refuge near Memphis has prompted U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher R-Frog Jump to propose legislation that would give Congress the authority to say yes or no.Fincher introduced the legislation, called the National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Limitation Act of 2013, last week.
Nov 7, 2013 In The News
http://www.wcmt.com/rotc-temporarily-saved-at-utm/
Tennessee U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander has announced that the ROTC program at UT-Martin has been saved for at least two more years. Alexander credited Tennessee Representatives Stephen Fincher, Diane Black and Phil Roe, along with Senator Bob Corker for their efforts to save the university program.
Oct 5, 2013 In The News
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20131003/NEWS01/131003017/Congressman-Fincher-...
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) released the following statement in response to the shooting outside of the United States Capitol this afternoon: “While we’re still learning the specifics, my entire staff is safe and accounted for. We're praying that all Congressional offices can say the same and for those who have been injured.”
Sep 4, 2013 In The News
http://www.jacksonsun.com/article/20130904/NEWS01/309040014/Legislation-target-I...
TRENTON — With U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher standing next to him, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn, said a stance will be taken against the Internal Revenue Service when Congress reconvenes.
Aug 29, 2013 In The News
http://www.jacksonsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013308300001
The Jackson Sun editorial board’s recent visit with Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Frog Jump, offered insight into important issues as well as a look at our congressman’s understanding of the difficulty and complexity of his job in Washington.

Videos

Apr 25, 2012 Video
I am proud to represent Weakley County which is home to the University of Tennessee at Martin where Coach Summit played on the women’s basketball team from 1970 to 1974. God bless you Coach Summit, and thank you for all you’ve done, and will continue to do, for the great state of Tennessee, women’s basketball, and the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Mar 13, 2012 Video
Congressman Fincher discussed the JOBS Act, a legislative package that will jumpstart the economy and restore opportunities for America's real job creators: small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs.
Feb 28, 2012 Video
The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act is a legislative a package designed to jumpstart our economy and restore opportunities for America’s primary job creators, our small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. This package includes Congressman Fincher’s bill, H.R. 3606, which breaks away barriers so that emerging growth companies can go public and create jobs.

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