Graves, House, Pass Head Start Funding Bill

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

 Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after voting for, and the House passed, legislation to fund the Head Start program for low income children:

“House Republicans and Democrats have again acted to reopen as much of the government as possible. Today, we voted to fund the Head Start program for young children. I’m disappointed that this funding bill and others are being blocked by Harry Reid and Senate Democrats.

While we continue to offer solutions and seek a reasonable deal, Harry Reid refuses to speak to us and will not let go of his hardline, all-or-nothing position.”

The House has passed the following funding bills during the temporary lapse in appropriations:
H.J.Res. 70 – Open Our National Parks and Museums

H.J.Res. 72 – Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans
H.J.Res. 73 – Research for Lifesaving Cures
H.J.Res. 75 – Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children

H.J.Res. 77 – FDA Safety

H.J.Res. 84 – Head Start for Low Income Children
H.J.Res. 85 – National Emergency and Disaster Recovery
H.R. 3230 – Pay Our Guard and Reserve
H.R. 3223 – Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness

H.Con.Res. 58 – Sense of Congress on availability of religious services to the Armed Forces

Woman In Critical Condition After Being Shot In The Face Near O'Rear Street Identified As Entwadina Phillips, 20

A woman who is in critical condition after she was shot while driving in Chattanooga on Saturday night has been identified as 20-year-old Entwadina Phillips . Just after  9 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a person shot. Once on the scene, police located a female victim near the 2500 block of O'Rear Street suffering from a life-threatening ... (click for more)

Minor Flooding Expected On South Chickamauga Creek

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for South Chickamauga Creek from late Wednesday until Thursday afternoon. At 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, the state was 12.2 feet and rising. Flood stage is 18 feet. It is expected to rise above flood stage by early Thursday morning and fall below shortly aftern. At 18 feet, water begins to cross Mack Smith Road. Flooding begins ... (click for more)

City Council, Please Reconsider On The 7-Story Apartment Variance

I would like to thank the Regional Planning Commission and the Regional Planning Agency   for denying the recent application for a variance from the current zoning requirements in place for the 1200 block of Cowart Street. The developers want to build a 7-story parking deck with 141 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments wrapped around three sides in an area with a 48' height ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In December

As the fallen leaves confirm today is the first of December, my monthly walk in life’s garden is more foggy than fun. In much-older times, good children would get a piece of candy on Christmas Day while bad ones would receive a lump of coal. So here are some things that deserve a helping of both: A PIECE OF CANDY to the amazingly few who can spy a nest of mistletoe high in area ... (click for more)

No 1 Connecticut Overwhelms Lady Mocs, 79-31

At least 6,104 basketball enthusiasts got to see what the best women’s college basketball team in the country looks like Monday night at McKenzie Arena. The three-time defending national champion Connecticut Huskies won for the fourth time this season and 41 st game in a row with an impressive 79-31 victory over the Chattanooga Lady Mocs before the seventh-largest crowd in ... (click for more)

Mocs Fall 64-54 At ULM

The Chattanooga Mocs (5-2) five-game-in-10-day road show ended Monday night with a 64-54 loss at ULM (3-2). The squad shot a season-low 35.3 percent (18-51) in the loss. "I felt like we had good shots, especially in the first half,” coach Matt McCall said. “We were getting down the lane and guys were just flat out missing layups. Everyone for the most part was getting in the ... (click for more)