Stephen Fincher

Stephen Fincher

TENNESSEE's 8th DISTRICT

Fincher Statement on Latest Obamacare Court Rulings

2014/07/22

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Fincher: “Israel has every right to defend itself”

2014/07/10

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Congressman Fincher Independence Day Statement

2014/07/03

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Rep. Fincher Applauds Supreme Court’s Religious Freedom Decision in Hobby Lobby Case

2014/06/30

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Rep. Fincher Statement on the Passing of Howard Baker, Jr.

2014/06/26

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Rep. Fincher Introduces Resolution to Honor Marine Corps General Clifton B. Cates

2014/06/24

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Rep. Fincher Announces the “Taste of the 8th" Cookbook Kick-off

2014/06/10

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Rep. Fincher Launches “Share Your VA Story” Website in Effort to Identify Systemic Problems within the VA

2014/06/06

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 To share your story, please visit Congressman Fincher’s official website at fincher.house.gov.   ###   Read More

Rep. Fincher Statement on the Resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki

2014/05/30

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Congressman Fincher Introduces Legislation to Provide Tax Relief to Tennesseans

2014/05/30

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Contact Information

1118 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4714
Fax 202-225-1765
fincher.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Financial Services

Agriculture

Stephen Fincher, 41, is a managing partner in Fincher Farms, a seventh generation West Tennessee based agribusiness.  Stephen has been in agribusiness his entire life and lives in the Frog Jump community of Crockett County.

At the age of nine, Stephen joined the Southern gospel music singing ministry started by his family over 60 years ago.  The Fincher’s produce their own music and have recorded many projects and has performed over 2,000 events all over the Southeast.

Stephen is very active in his community and has championed many local causes by fundraising and actively assisting those in need.

Inspired by a desire to serve his fellow citizens and get America back on track, Stephen ran for Congress in 2009 and joined the House of Representatives in 2010. Now in his second term, Stephen sits on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Agriculture.

Stephen brings his personal experience as a successful businessman running a large agriculture operation to Washington D.C. and understands, firsthand, that jobs are not created by Washington bureaucrats, but rather by hard-working folks in Tennessee.  He is committed to taking every possible step to empower people to invest and create jobs, cut government spending and make Washington more accountable to taxpayers.

Stephen is a Lifetime Member of the NRA. He and his wife Lynn have been married for over 20 years and have three children John Austin, Noah and Sarah. The family is active in Archer’s Chapel Methodist Church.

Congressman Fincher serves on the Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on Financial Services and three if its subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprise, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy Trade.


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Phil Roe

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John Duncan

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Chuck Fleischmann

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Diane Black

TENNESSEE's 6th DISTRICT

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