TennCon’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest!… August 27, 2021

1) Nearly 8,700 Criminals Arrested At Southern Border In Past 10 Months, Including Repeat Sex Offenders
2) TN GOP Critical Of Lee’s Handling Of Covid By Executive Order
3) Report Finds Only 53% Of State Funding For Education Used In Classroom
4) Parent Wins Victory For Rutherford County Middle School Students
5) Tennessee Music Venues Disagree On COVID Policies
6) Voting Legislation Heads To U.S. Senate, Would Expand Fed Control Over Election Rules
7) Death Toll From Tennessee Flood Rises As Biden Approves Disaster Relief

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Disaster Unemployment Available For TN Flood Victims In 4 Counties

Residents In Four Tennessee Counties Are Eligible For Federal Disaster-Related Unemployment After Last Weekend’s Deadly Flooding. After Biden Declared Humphreys, Dickson, Hickman And Houston Counties To Be Major Disaster Areas, The Assistance Became Available To Residents Whose Job Was Impacted.

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Texas Governor Issues Disaster Declaration In Response To Border Crisis

Texas Governor Greg Abbott On Tuesday Issued A Disaster Declaration In Response To Several Hundred Thousand Immigrants Illegally Entering The U.S. Through Texas Since President Joe Biden’s Border Policies Began In January.

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Blackburn Leads Delegation In Support Of TN Disaster Declaration

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Led The Tennessee Delegation In A Letter To The White House Supporting Governor Bill Lee’s Request For A Major Disaster Declaration To Address The Deadly Storms That Occurred From March 25 Through April 3, 2021.

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Texas Counties Declare Disaster Over Border Crisis, More To Follow

Four Texas Counties Have Issued Disaster Declarations And Called On The Governor For Help Because Of Escalated Crime In Their Communities Resulting From A Surge In Illegal Immigration.

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