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APA Stress in America Survey: US at ‘Lowest Point We Can Remember’

APA Stress in America Survey: US at ‘Lowest Point We Can Remember’

Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of the nation is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, slightly more than perennial stressors like money (62 percent) and work (61 percent), according to the American Psychological Association’s report, Stress in America™: The State of Our Nation. More than half of Americans (59 [...]

Senator Corker Announces Plans To Leave Senate

Senator Corker Announces Plans To Leave Senate

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement. “After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018. “When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that [...]

President Donald J. Trump Approves Texas And Louisiana Emergency Declaration

President Donald J. Trump Approves Texas And Louisiana Emergency Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey beginning on August 27, 2017, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency [...]

Representative Phil Roe’s Thoughts on Strengthening the Nation’s Energy Security

Representative Phil Roe’s Thoughts on Strengthening the Nation’s Energy Security

This week, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) to roll back the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) misguided, job-killing Clean Power Plan (CPP), a key component of the Obama administration’s war on coal. I was pleased with the president’s action because these regulations have been hugely detrimental to our region’s economy – from southwestern Virginia’s [...]

Alexander, Corker Introduce Bill to Rescue Americans with Zero Options for Insurance on the Affordable Care Act Exchanges

Alexander, Corker Introduce Bill to Rescue Americans with Zero Options for Insurance on the Affordable Care Act Exchanges

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today introduced legislation to rescue Americans with Affordable Care Act subsidies who have zero options for health insurance on the exchanges for the 2018 plan year. “There are 34,000 Knoxville area residents who rely on an Affordable Care Act subsidy to purchase insurance, and after the one [...]

Representative Phill Roe’s Thoughts on Improving The VA

Representative Phill Roe’s Thoughts on Improving The VA

The men and women who served our country, who risked their lives in the line of duty to protect our freedom and defend our liberties, should be honored, revered and treated with respect. As Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and a veteran myself, I feel a duty to help ensure veterans receive [...]

Senators Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Hold Iran Accountable

Senators Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Hold Iran Accountable

U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) today led a group of more than a dozen senators in introducing bipartisan legislation to hold Iran accountable. The legislation, cosponsored by Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), James E. Risch (R-Idaho), Chris [...]

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act: Patient-Centered, 21st Century Health Care Every day I hear stories from folks across East Tennessee who are being forced to choose between paying their monthly insurance premium or buying other essentials for their families. With health care premiums skyrocketing and competition among providers eliminated, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also [...]

NASA’s GPM Sees Increasingly Organized Tropical Storm Hermine

NASA’s GPM Sees Increasingly Organized Tropical Storm Hermine

Tropical Depression Nine was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 UTC). The GPM core observatory satellite passed directly above newly designated Tropical Storm Hermine at 4:06 p.m. EDT (20:06 UTC). Rainfall data derived from GPM’s Microwave (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments showed that precipitation intensity [...]

Alexander Holds Health Committee Hearing to Seek Updates on Zika Virus

Corker Statement on Announcement of Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Corker Statement on Announcement of Nuclear Agreement with Iran

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement today regarding the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran: “Throughout these negotiations, I have expressed significant concerns to the administration about the crossing of red line after red line as we have moved from a goal of dismantling [...]

Senate, House Committee Leaders Urge Passage of Legislation to End NLRB’s Ambush Elections

Senate, House Committee Leaders Urge Passage of Legislation to End NLRB’s Ambush Elections

After Senate Democrats yesterday blocked a simple up or down vote to override President Obama’s veto of a Congressional Review Act resolution that would stop the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule, Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Senate Employment and Workplace [...]

Corker Statement on Senate Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

Corker Statement on Senate Passage of Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after voting for S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which passed the Senate by a vote of 62 to 36. First proposed more than six years ago, the pipeline would have the capacity to transport more than 800,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada [...]

Corker Cosponsors Bill to Prevent IRS Political Targeting

Corker Cosponsors Bill to Prevent IRS Political Targeting

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) this week cosponsored S.283, the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2015. The bill, introduced by Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) in the Senate and Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) in the House of Representatives, would prohibit the Internal Revenue [...]

NIH Study Reveals Many Americans At Risk For Alcohol-Medication Interactions

NIH Study Reveals Many Americans At Risk For Alcohol-Medication Interactions

Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink also report using medications known to interact with alcohol, based on a study from the National Institutes of Health released today. Among those over 65 years of age who drink alcohol, nearly 78 percent report using alcohol-interactive medications. Such medications are widely used, prescribed for common conditions [...]

Archaeologists discover remains of Ice-Age infants in Alaska

Archaeologists discover remains of Ice-Age infants in Alaska

The bones and teeth of two–possibly related–Ice-Age infants, who were buried more than 11,000 years ago in central Alaska, constitute the youngest human remains ever found in the North American Arctic, according to a new paper published by National Science Foundation-funded researchers. Ben A. Potter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks led the archaeological team [...]

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