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Corker Convenes Hearing on Broad Challenges Facing U.S. Policy Toward Russia

Corker Convenes Hearing on Broad Challenges Facing U.S. Policy Toward Russia

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a hearing on the broad challenges ahead for U.S. policy toward Russia, during which he cited the various threats to American interests from Russian actions in recent years, especially the invasion of Ukraine. The committee heard testimony from former NATO Supreme [...]

Corker Statement on Trump Executive Order to Advance Completion of Keystone XL Pipeline

Corker Statement on Trump Executive Order to Advance Completion of Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced the signing of an executive order to advance completion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Obama administration previously denied approval for the final segment of the Keystone XL pipeline in 2015 after years of [...]

Corker Horrified by Allegations that UN Peacekeepers Failed to Protect Most Vulnerable

Corker Horrified by Allegations that UN Peacekeepers Failed to Protect Most Vulnerable

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement after the Associated Press reported that United Nations (U.N.) peacekeepers witnessed women and girls being raped outside a U.N. camp in Juba, South Sudan, and failed to act. “I am horrified by allegations that U.N. peacekeepers witnessed women and girls [...]

Corker Statement on Brexit Vote

Corker Statement on Brexit Vote

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement about the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. “A free people should choose their own way, and we respect the British decision to leave the European Union,” said Corker. “Today’s referendum will not change our special [...]

Alexander Statement on Anthrax Shipment to Labs in Tennessee, Other States

Alexander Statement on Anthrax Shipment to Labs in Tennessee, Other States

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) tonight released the following statement on reports that the Defense Department may have inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to a lab in Tennessee: “I’m very concerned about the possibility that lab workers in Tennessee or those in other states may have been exposed to anthrax because of this disturbing breach in [...]

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., 1st District of Tennessee – Education is Necessary for Success in the 21st Century

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., 1st District of Tennessee – Education is Necessary for Success in the 21st Century

In August, most colleges and universities around the country will begin fall classes. Freshman students will move into their dorms, many of them excited about the years ahead. For them, graduation is the furthest thing from their minds, and it should be. They’ve first got to worry about studying hard, learning and focusing on a [...]

Corker: Tennesseeans Continue to See Double Digit Health Care Cost Increases

Corker: Tennesseeans Continue to See Double Digit Health Care Cost Increases

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today regarding reports that three of the companies offering insurance policies in the federal health care marketplace in Tennessee have requested to raise rates for their exchange plans in 2015: “My heart goes out to the many families and business owners across the state coping with [...]

Easing the Pain at the Pump

Easing the Pain at the Pump

In the past weeks and months, we’ve had several stark reminders of our nation’s critical need to develop affordable North American energy. We’ve seen instability in Russia and the Middle East that has huge ramifications for the price of energy. On June 24, the Energy Information Administration announced that a gallon of gasoline averaged $3.70, [...]

Working Across the Aisle on Behalf of Veterans

Working Across the Aisle on Behalf of Veterans

Over the last couple weeks, the House of Representatives has responded forcefully to the revelations out of the Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs about officials using secret wait lists to delay veterans’ access to care. I will continue to investigate this wrongdoing and support legislation to make fundamental changes to the way we care for [...]

Corker Comments on State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today commented on his expectations in advance of President Obama’s State of the Union address. “I go to these events each year out of respect for the office of president, and certainly for the people that I represent, but I’ve come to see these things as they are. I’ve heard [...]

Defunding ObamaCare

Defunding ObamaCare

Wednesday was Deficit Day—at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the federal government ran out of money. This means all government operations for the rest of the year, nearly $10 billion each day, will be funded by money the government has borrowed. It is no secret that the government spends too much and borrows too much, [...]

Treasury Announces $8.9 Billion Increase In Small Business Lending By Participants In The Small Business Lending Fund

Treasury Announces $8.9 Billion Increase In Small Business Lending By Participants In The Small Business Lending Fund

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released a new report showing that participants receiving capital through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) boosted lending for the seventh straight quarter. In total, SBLF participants have increased small business lending by about $8.9 billion since the depths of the recession in 2009. This increased lending represents [...]

Senate Budget Misses the Mark

Senate Budget Misses the Mark

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., last week opposed final passage of the Senate budget because it fails to address the biggest drivers of our debt—Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid—in an honest, meaningful way. “On top of adding $7.3 trillion to the national debt over the next decade, the Senate budget does nothing to reform and save our [...]

Former Senior Counterterrorism Officials Testify in Foreign Relations Committee that 2001 Authorities Need Review

During a hearing on U.S. counterterrorism policies on Wednesday, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called upon Congress to consider updating the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against al Qaeda in order to address new and emerging terrorist threats and to better protect the American [...]

Budget Week in Washington

Budget Week in Washington

Even in Washington, miracles can happen. For the first time since 2009, the Democrat-led Senate Budget Committee actually met to discuss their budget proposal, and it is scheduled to be debated. But not all talk is cheap. The Senate budget would increase spending by $265 billion and increase taxes by $923 billion – and their [...]

Corker Strongly Disappointed Congress May Miss Opportunity to Give Flexibility to Postal Service & Save Taxpayer Money

Corker Strongly Disappointed Congress May Miss Opportunity to Give Flexibility to Postal Service & Save Taxpayer Money

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., expressed strong disappointment that Congress will not vote on Senator Coburn’s amendment that would free the Postal Service to make one change it believes is necessary to reduce costs. Specifically, Senate Amendment 68, which Corker has cosponsored, would strike language in the CR that could mandate six-day delivery. The Postal [...]

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