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Corker Applauds Court Ruling on Unconstitutional Obama Appointments

Corker Applauds Court Ruling on Unconstitutional Obama Appointments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Banking Committee, today applauded a federal appeals court’s ruling that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate’s advice and consent authority in making so-called “recess” appointments last January. “This ruling is a huge victory for all who believe in [...]

Treasury Targets Leading Figures of Transnational Criminal Organizations

Treasury Targets Leading Figures of Transnational Criminal Organizations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today took action against three transnational criminal organizations (TCO), the Camorra, the Yakuza, and the Brothers’ Circle. Today’s designations include four members of the Camorra, one of Europe’s largest criminal organizations; the Inagawa-kai, the third-largest clan within the Japanese Yakuza criminal network; and an individual providing support [...]

Corker Cosponsors Senate “No Budget, No Pay” Bill

Corker Cosponsors Senate “No Budget, No Pay” Bill

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced he is an original cosponsor of “No Budget, No Pay,” bipartisan Senate legislation introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., that would suspend pay for members of Congress if they fail to pass a budget and all appropriations bills by the beginning of the fiscal year on October [...]

Obama Takes Oath of Office

Obama Takes Oath of Office

President Barack Obama took the ceremonial oath of office for his second term as the 44th U.S. president and commander in chief on the steps of the U.S. Capitol today, honoring the men and women in uniform who have preserved America’s freedoms throughout its history. More than 5,000 military members – some participating in the [...]

Corker Marks Presidential Inauguration, Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

Corker Marks Presidential Inauguration, Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement today regarding President Obama’s second inauguration, which falls on the same day the nation honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “As we mark the beginning of President Obama’s second term and the start of the 113th Congress, my hope is that Dr. King’s [...]

Treasury Commences Plan to Sell General Motors Common Stock

Treasury Commences Plan to Sell General Motors Common Stock

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it took the next step in its plan to sell its approximately 300.1 million remaining shares of General Motors (GM) common stock with the initiation of a pre-arranged written trading plan. Under the plan, Treasury will proceed with its December 2012 announcement that it intends to [...]

Congress Must Pass a Budget

Did you know that if the federal government completely zeroed out spending on national defense, education, foreign aid and infrastructure, we would still be operating in the red? The U.S. spent nearly $40 billion on foreign aid last year, and that’s just over one percent of our total spending. Even if we eliminated every last [...]

Secretary Salazar to Return Home to Colorado

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that he will return to his home state of Colorado, having fulfilled his promise to President Obama to serve four years as Secretary. Secretary Salazar has informed President Obama that he intends to leave the Department by the end of March. “Colorado is and will always be [...]

Corker Offers Plan to Begin Reducing Deficit, Rebuilding Trust in Washington

To begin reducing the nation’s long-term deficits and rebuilding the lack of trust in Washington over excessive spending, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., called on Congress to begin making reforms to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to deal with the upcoming fiscal deadlines. Corker identified two reforms as a starting point: moving to a more [...]

Corker Votes to Confirm Carol Galante to Head FHA, Says She Must Remain Committed to Putting FHA on Path to Financial Stability

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, voted in favor of Carol Galante to be an assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development and commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration. Prior to announcing his support for Galante, who was confirmed by the Senate today, Corker secured [...]

Corker to Obama

In a letter December 30, 2012, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., asked President Barack Obama to lay out specifics regarding the “over $1 trillion in additional spending cuts” he alluded to in his interview with David Gregory of NBC’s Meet the Press which aired this morning. “In your interview with David Gregory that was broadcast [...]

The Affordable Care Act Proving Unaffordable For States

In 2010, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said to find out what was in President Obama’s health care bill Congress would have to pass it. After nearly three years, facts about the legislation are still trickling out and remain unclear. You’ve probably read about the 21 new taxes the bill requires in an effort to impose [...]

Udall-Corker Burn Pit Registry Passes Senate Unanimously

U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) announced last week that their bipartisan legislation to create a registry of service members and veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes from open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan has passed the Senate. The Burn Pit Open Registry Act was included as part [...]

States move forward to implement health care law, build health insurance marketplaces

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last week that three more states are on track to implement the health care law and establish health insurance marketplaces, or Exchanges, in their states. HHS issued the first conditional approval of a State Partnership Exchange in Delaware and Minnesota and Rhode Island are conditionally approved [...]

Senate Aging Committee Examines International Approach To Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), the committee’s ranking member, released an official committee report that offers a comparison of international approaches to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. The report examined five countries—Australia, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States—and [...]

If the President Expects Compromise

If the President Expects Compromise, He Must Set the Table for Negotiation It’s past time for President Obama to offer concrete, realistic solutions to our nation’s fiscal crisis and to prevent the tax increases and arbitrary spending cuts set to go into effect on January 1, known as the fiscal cliff. While the president continues [...]

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