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Somerville, TN 38068

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While the Fayette County Chamber does not lobby in any form, we believe it is important to keep small business and industry informed regarding legislative issues that will affect their daily operation. It is up to you, the business owner, to voice your opinion to your legislator.

Posted here are the latest Capitol Updates from Nashville and Washington along with links to information and trackers to upcoming bills. You may check our trackers daily for updates.

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December 27, 2011

Recent Congressional Votes

  • House: Motion to go to conference; Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011

Editor's Note: The First Session of the 112th Congress has come to a close. The House is scheduled to convene the Second Session on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. The Senate is scheduled to convene on Monday, January 23, 2012.

Recent House Votes
Motion to go to conference; Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 - Vote Passed (229-193, 11 Not Voting)

With this vote, the House rejected the Senate's two-month extension of the Social Security payroll tax reduction and requested a conference to consider a yearlong extension. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) stated he would not call the Senate back into session. The standoff ended later in the week when the House agreed to pass the two-month bill and the Senate agreed to name conferees to work out a yearlong extension.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn voted YES......send e-mail or see bio



*UPDATE* The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a comprehensive analysis of how the so-called

Employees Free Choice Act, or card check, would dramatically change existing labor laws.

Read the briefing book.

Employee Free Choice Act - Myths vs Fact

Impact of EFCA in Right to Work States

How They Voted - Check Your Senator's Vote


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