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house Bill H.R. 375

To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse".

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  • EnactedJune 6th, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed May 24th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed March 8th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
    IntroducedJanuary 9th, 2017

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Official Title

To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse".

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.) (Sec. 1) This bill designates the federal building and U.S. courthouse located at 719 Church Street in Nashville, Tennessee, as the "Fred D. Thompson Federal Building and United States Courthouse."
    This is all well and good, but between feel-good legislation like this and all the time lawmakers spend on fundraising, IT'S NO WONDER THEY AREN'T GETTING THE REALLY IMPORTANT WORK DONE! Why do we need to pass a BILL to name a federal building anyway???! SPEND MORE TIME ON THESE ISSUES: 1. REPEALING INEFFECTIVE, OUTDATED, AND/OR OPPRESSIVE, JOB-KILLING REGULATIONS; 2. RETURNING RIGHTS USURPED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO THE STATES AND INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS; 3. UNCOVERING FRAUD AND WASTEFUL SPENDING AND BALANCING THE BUDGET; 4. STOPPING THE INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY BY ISLAMIC SUPREMACISTS AND ILLEGAL ALIENS; 5. WITHHOLDING FOREIGN AID FROM COUNTRIES THAT SUPPORT ISLAMIC JIHAD AND COUNTRIES THAT REFUSE TO REPATRIATE THE ILLEGAL ALIENS THAT WE WANT TO DEPORT; 6. MAKING SURE OUR ELECTRICAL GRIDS THROUGHOUT THE NATION ARE HARDENED AGAINST DAMAGE FROM EMP ATTACKS AND OUR WATER SUPPLIES ARE PROTECTED FROM TERRORISTS; 7. REPAIRING INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, DAMS, BRIDGES AND OTHER CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE; 8. REPEALING OBAMACARE AND IMPLEMENTING SENATOR RAND PAUL'S HEALTHCARE PLAN; 9. CONFIRMING THE REST OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CABINET AND NEIL GORSUCH AS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE; AND 10. REVERSING THE SOCIAL ENGINEERING/POLITICAL CORRECTNESS POLICIES AFFECTING OUR MILITARY'S MORALE AND READINESS. That's just for starters, so don't get too comfy -- you've procrastinated enough already! A lot of people would like to see you spend more time in D.C. doing the work you're getting paid big bucks to do!
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    A wonderful honor to Fred Thompson. Now get back to work on Healthcare and the Budget/Economy.
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    I like Fred Thompson but this is not a nail bitter. Now back to real issues restoring our Republic.
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    How much will this cost? What's the purpose, what benefits will it provide and to whom? I'm a resident of Tennessee (and a 'Law and Order' fan), and I could name at least a dozen better uses for any amount than the feel-good renaming of a building.
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    While it's fine to do this it seems trivial compared to all the things that need to be done. Do it and move on.
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    Dumbing down the people of Tennessee into thinking this actor turned Senator was really someone of repute....there are so many better choices...like Al Gore for instance!
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    What is the point of this bill?
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    I don't see the necessity of this so it appears to just be wasted taxpayer money. Maybe this kinda stuff can be focused on once we've gotten rid of the national debt and taken care of more important things.
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    Leave it to the state. Let's spend time on important issues.
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    Vote yes, but please focus on the REAL issues besides the name of a building.
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    This is not what we should be focusing on at this moment in our country. This is such a low priority. Plus I want to know costs involved.
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    This is ridiculous. Get to work at what's important. Naming the building after someone, Please......
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    Wasting time on this crap defines the waste by federal government
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    Remember Watergate! He sided with Nixon.
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    Focus on something important.
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    We can do better.
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    WhiteHouse mole in watergate scandal. No thank you. Try Al Gore, he's a hero of the people.
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    Really don't you all have more important things to do. You all have such inflated ego's...taking a week off for a silly holiday or naming each other on buildings and not doing anything to help you constituents.
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    Leave the Courthouses called Courthouse. All of this naming buildings is truly a cover for sliding money to others for the creation of the signs and letters plus a big photo op for you to act like you're doing something. Quit pissing around and GET TRUMP'S TAXES RELEASED!! GET AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION GOING INTO THE RUSSIAN CONNECTION!! THAT is what's vital to our Democracy, not a b.s. money grab!
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    Not with my money! If congresswoman Blackburn wants her state of Tennessee to pay for signage, legal descriptions, letter heads, envelopes, etc then R-TN can do what she wants.
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