Latest Fact-checks by Michael Collins Bob Corker stated on September 22, 2012 in in a press release.: "We haven’t passed a budget in more than three years and not a single appropriations bill has been brought to the floor this year." Chris Devaney stated on September 4, 2012 in Tennessee Republican Party web site posting: President Obama campaign surrogate Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley "acknowledged that we are not better off than we were four years ago." Arne Duncan stated on July 23, 2012 in column in the Huffington Post: "After one year, Tennessee’s students made their biggest single-year jump in achievement ever recorded in the state." Chuck Fleischmann stated on July 17, 2012 in in a blog post on his campaign website.: Says that President Obama said that "Small Businesses Succeed Because of Government." Lou Ann Zelenik stated on July 26, 2012 in in an ongoing radio commercial.: "Diane Black voted to fund Obamacare." Julia Hurley stated on June 23, 2012 in an email to constituents: "If you have ever visited Nashville or Washington D.C. you will see MANY names and initials carved into ... desks." Nick Ciparro stated on June 27, 2012 in Posted by Ciparro's website: "In the last 10 years, only one piece of legislation has been cosponsored and passed by" John Duncan Jr. Diane Black stated on June 1, 2012 in a press release.: The United States has experienced "40 straight months of unemployment at 8 percent or higher." Tennessee Democratic Party stated on April 25, 2012 in a blog post on the party’s web site on April 25, 2012: Says U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher "breaks earmark pledge." Beth Harwell stated on May 7, 2012 in an interview about WTVF-TV’s “ghost voting” story.: Says in U.S. Congress, members "don’t even have to be on the floor for debates or votes." Scott DesJarlais stated on April 24, 2012 in a blog post on his website.: "The United States already has the highest corporate tax rate in the world." Jim Cooper stated on March 20, 2012 in an op-ed published in The Hill.: "Congress as a whole is less popular than it’s been since polling was invented." Weston Wamp stated on April 3, 2012 in in a press release.: "The average age of members of the House of Representatives is 57 years old." James Durkan stated on April 6, 2012 in a statement on his campaign website.: Adding ethanol to gas "raises food costs." John Duncan stated on December 1, 2011 in Washington Report newsletter to constituents.: "Fewer than 10 percent of those in the House are what anyone would classify as wealthy." Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stated on January 5, 2012 in a press release.: Congressman Scott DesJarlais "is spending his one year anniversary on vacation -- only working 6 days in all of January." Stephen Fincher stated on December 30, 2011 in an interview with the Union City Daily Messenger : "Studies show that if we opened one reserve in Alaska now, in five years, gas prices could be at $2 a gallon." Tennessee Democratic Party stated on January 7, 2012 in a press release: "Congressman Phil Roe hands out $1.3M government check" from a federal program that "he voted against." Bob Corker stated on November 8, 2011 in a USA Today column.: A typical married couple "will contribute $119,000" into Medicare but will "receive $357,000 in Medicare benefits over their lifetimes."