House votes to honor John Tanner
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:02 pm
By: NASHVILLE, AP
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee House has passed a resolution to honor the congressional service of U.S. Rep. John Tanner.
Tanner, a Tennessee Democrat and co-founder of the conservative Blue Dog coalition, announced in December that he was retiring after 11 terms in Congress.
Democratic Rep. Jimmy Naifeh of Covington was the primary sponsor of the resolution to honor Tanner, a Union City attorney and former state lawmaker. The proposal was approved 91-0 by the House on Thursday.
Tanner was first elected to the 8th Congressional District representing rural northwestern Tennessee in 1988.
In 1994, he co-founded the conservative Democrats’ Blue Dog coalition — fiscal hawks who said they were “choked blue” by their party’s liberal flank.
Read HJR0759 at http://capitol.tn.gov
Published in The Messenger 5.26.10