|Fellow Americans –
I was in Nashville before coming to DC this week to talk with the Nashville Rotarians at one of their meetings. While there I was delighted to sport my #Smashville pride with #92 himself, Ryan Johansen, Nashville mayor Megan Barry, Representative Jim Cooper, and some more proud Preds fans!
|Marsha speaks at a Nashville Rotarians meeting
Join me in wishing them luck as they come back to #Smashville this weekend!
It is always a pleasure having friends, neighbors, and constituents visit us in the office in DC. We had visitors from Summertown and Ethridge Elementary Schools, small business owners from the district, and families from all parts of the district join us this week. We have enjoyed having each and every one of you in our office this week.
Work in Washington
Since its inception, the flawed Dodd-Frank laws have been hurting our local and community banks it was designed to help. Loans to help small businesses expand and serve their neighborhoods have stopped. Big Wall Street banks have been exploiting the laws to amass more and more of the market. And nothing has been done to put an end to “too big to fail.”
…until this week.
On Thursday we repealed Dodd Frank and ended the too big to fail policies that have burdened our community banks. Watch the video below for some highlights of the bill and click here to see the top 10 wins for the American people in this bill.
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This week President Trump signed into law a bill I sponsored in the House to name the new Nashville federal courthouse in honor of former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson.
Fred Thompson was a neighbor and friend who made a lasting impression on the state of Tennessee. He loved our state and her people. With the President’s signature on this bill, Fred Thompson’s legacy of service, leadership, and care will be celebrated and stamped in time.
Turning Up the Volume
Nearly 30 million Americans experience age-related hearing loss, including over half of adults between the ages of 70 to 79. Yet only a small share of Americans with hearing loss – around 14 percent – use hearing aids, primarily due to their high cost.
I am pleased to tell you a bill I co-sponsor to fix this epidemic advanced in the house this week. The bill would make hearing aids more accessible and affordable by allowing certain hearing aids to be sold over the counter. This legislation is the first step to ensuring that millions of Americans can finally have access to affordable hearing aids
|Marsha discussing the Over-the-Counter hearing Aid bill
Hearing from you
As always, I value and appreciate your input on the issues that matter to you. There are a number of ways to get in contact with my office. Click here to send me an email or get my offices’ contact information.
With all my best,