Rep. Andy HoltDRESDEN, Tenn., March 19, 2015– Friends, I want to make you aware of a job fair that will be sponsored by Hamilton-Ryker on Wednesday, March 25, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (more information in image below).

I also wanted to make you aware of two resolutions that I passed through the Tennessee General Assembly this week.

One focuses on transportation funding, and the other focuses on land that is unconstitutionally controlled by the federal government (see below image).


The first was  HJR94 – The “Stand With Rand- Invest In Transportation Act”. This resolution urges Congress to pass the Invest in Transportation Act, which is being pushed by United States Sen. Rand Paul (R- Ky.), that will bring billions of dollars back to the American economy currently being held offshore due to our burdensome tax code. With the revenue from this influx of capital being taxed at a lower rate, billions of dollars will fund American infrastructure at no additional cost to the tax-payers. In fact, it is funded with a tax-cut. With so much talk about raising taxes in order to pay for infrastructure, I believe a more innovative approach to pay for infrastructure should be considered before we allow government to take one more penny of your hard earned money. 

I also passed HJR92 – Did you know that the feds have a great deal of control over a large percentage of land in the American West? For example, the feds control approximately 85% of Nevada’s geographic landmass. Keep in mind, this land is not for military purposes or national parks. For decades, the federal government has prohibited state citizens from hunting, fishing, farming and existing on these lands. It is time for the land to be ceded back to the states to which it belongs. This resolution urges Congress to take action so that these states may truly be sovereign as our founders intended.

Unfortunately, political foes have decided to purposefully misinform Tennesseans on the intent of this resolution because they do not believe in state sovereignty and wish for the federal government to control every aspect of our lives.

Referring to HJR92, the Democratic Party of Tennessee ran a headline stating that we Republicans passed an anti-hunting and fishing resolution. So, the same Democratic party that wants to outlaw hunting and fishing is now concerned about our ability to hunt and fish? Smells fishy to me. How does a resolution that cedes land back to the states, which will finally allow people in those states to actually use it to hunt and fish, become an “anti-hunting/fishing” resolution?  Well, it’s not too hard to see right through their tricks.

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