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Congressman Bart Gordon, Representing Tennessee's 6th District Home Page

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Gordon Votes For Border Security Legislation

On September 21, I voted for legislation aimed at increasing security of the nation’s land borders and enforcement of immigration laws. The unregulated flow of people across our borders poses a serious threat to our national security. The 9/11 Commission pointed to our vast land borders as a potential way for terrorists to gain entry into our country. We must get serious about securing our borders and enforcing our nation’s laws.

With my support, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 4830, the Border Tunnel Prevention Act; H.R. 6094, the Community Protection Act; and H.R. 6095, the Immigration Law Enforcement Act. The measures now go to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

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Gordon Advises Travelers Of New Passport Requirements

I am urging Middle Tennesseans with international travel plans to get their passports in order before new requirements take effect in January. The new requirements from the U.S. Department of State will require travelers to and from Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and Panama to have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the U.S. Many travelers may be caught unaware of the passport requirements for international travel. This could result in delayed trips or extra expenses if travelers don’t prepare for the State Department’s new policy.

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Nation’s Nuclear Waste Doesn’t Belong In Tennessee

Nearly two decades after a decision was made to establish a permanent site in Nevada for the safe storage of the nation’s nuclear waste, no such facility has opened. As a result the U.S. Department of Energy is trying once again to force Tennessee to store waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants.

In the 1980s, the Department of Energy proposed building a temporary nuclear waste storage site in Tennessee at Oak Ridge. I fought that proposal because I didn’t want millions of Tennesseans to live with the hazards that come with transporting this dangerous material.

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Washington Office
2304 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4231
Murfreesboro Office
305 West Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 896-1986
Cookeville Office
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Cookeville, TN 38501
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Gallatin Office
100 Public Square, Room B-100
Gallatin, TN 37066
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