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When Congressman Stephen Fincher was asked what key characteristics and philosophies are needed to be an effective leader, he stressed the importance of being honest and possessing a humble spirit. "First and foremost being a public servant is what this is all about. We have forgotten that you are the boss. We work for you," Fincher said. "And you got to tell the truth — sometimes it is hard to do but you got to tell the truth."
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN-8) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 112th Congress.
The impact tax increases have on our economy is stunning. Now is NOT the time to raise taxes and grow government.
It isn’t easy when a farmer takes on added responsibilities. But that is exactly what West Tennessee cotton, corn, soybean and wheat producer Stephen Fincher has done since 2010 when he was elected to Congress. Although it is a major commitment, Fincher is trying to represent his agricultural constituents in Washington while helping manage the family farming operation and spend time with his wife and three children. In this interview with Cotton Farming Editor Tommy Horton, Fincher discusses priorities for his family, Congress and the nation’s agricultural economy.
Students at Obion County Central High School have been provided a unique new Ag Learning Center courtesy of a federal/state/local partnership that came up with the $300,000 for the new facility. Congressman Stephen Fincher was one of a large group of officials who attended a formal check presentation ceremony Thursday afternoon at OCCHS. Bobby Goode, state director of the U.S. Depart-ment of Agriculture, and state Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson were on hand to present two oversized checks totaling $200,000 that helped finance the construction of the $300,000 Ag Learning Center.
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher introduced legislation Monday that would delay for 10 years an EPA rule to curb sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution crossing state lines. The freshman Republican from West Tennessee also introduced a bill that would suspend collection of the capital gains tax for 10 years.
Farmers have at least one friend in Congress these days in Representative Stephen Fincher (R-TN), who is sadly the only working farmer currently serving in the House. “We’re 7th generation cotton farmers from the Frog Jump community in West Tennessee and still actively farm,” Rep. Fincher told me in an interview at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference last week. “It’s an honor to serve in Washington and represent rural ag communities.”
Describing his first trip to Israel as both an emotional and an educational experience, U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher checked in by telephone Thursday night from the Sea of Galilee. Fincher and his wife, Lynn, have traveled all over the region since Monday and have met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres and senior Palestinian officials but not President Mahmoud Abbas, who had a scheduling conflict Wednesday and had to be in Lebanon, Fincher said.
Tomorrow is the deadline to pay your federal income tax. This day, more than any other, reminds us how we entrust our elected officials with our hard-earned money to responsibly provide for the defense, security and prosperity of our country. Unfortunately here in Washington, some politicians have used these tax dollars, along with endless amount of dollars borrowed from other nations, and entered into a reckless spending binge with no end in sight.
U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Frog Jump, met with Madison County residents this morning at the West Tennessee Agricultural Research and Education Center in Jackson to discuss a farm bill.