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Ebola

Ebola

In recent months, we’ve witnessed a serious Ebola outbreak in West Africa that, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has caused 7,500 cases and 3,500 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most impacted by this disease. Now, there is one confirmed death from Ebola in Dallas, which has [...]

President Obama’s War on Coal

President Obama’s War on Coal

On Monday, the Obama administration unveiled a controversial plan to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30% by 2030. This climate change agenda is so misguided and unpopular with the American people that the president couldn’t even get it passed through a Democrat-led House and Senate back in 2009. Now, despite the fact [...]

Corker: Tennessee Families, Businesses Cannot Afford Additional Costly Washington Regulations

Corker: Tennessee Families, Businesses Cannot Afford Additional Costly Washington Regulations

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today backed legislation to rein in the administration’s proposed rules on fossil fuel power plants announced earlier this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Low-cost, reliable energy is essential to driving economic development and job growth, but I’m concerned the president’s proposal will limit our country’s use of abundant [...]

Corker Statement on Secretary Shenseki’s Resignation

Corker Statement on Secretary Shenseki’s Resignation

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today regarding the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki. “I appreciate Secretary Shinseki’s military and public service to our country, and while a change in leadership was necessary the problems run much deeper than one person,” said Corker. “The administration must work [...]

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., 1st District of Tennessee – Accountability and Transparency

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., 1st District of Tennessee – Accountability and Transparency

This week the House took action to ensure the Obama Administration is kept accountable to the American people. We voted to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress and to form a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador [...]

Senate Passage of Ukraine Bill Sends Strong Message of Support to Ukrainian People, Condemns Russia for Actions in Crimea

Senate Passage of Ukraine Bill Sends Strong Message of Support to Ukrainian People, Condemns Russia for Actions in Crimea

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the Senate’s passage of Ukraine legislation sends a strong message of support to the Ukrainian people and a strong signal to Russia by imposing tough sanctions on the Putin regime for its illegal actions in Crimea. “This bill sends a strong [...]

Holding the IRS Accountable

Holding the IRS Accountable

Last May, a senior Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official, Lois Lerner, acknowledged that the IRS had engaged in inappropriate targeting of the tax-exempt applications from conservative-leaning organizations. Her acknowledgement was an attempt to explain the results of an audit requested by House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jim Jordan [...]

Cardin, Rubio, Menendez and Corker Urge Greater Freedom of the Press in China

Cardin, Rubio, Menendez and Corker Urge Greater Freedom of the Press in China

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, also Subcommittee Ranking Member Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) have introduced a Senate Resolution (S. Res. 361) that urges the People’s Republic of China to take [...]

Advocating for U.S. Disability Rights Abroad Should Not Come at the Expense of the Constitution

Advocating for U.S. Disability Rights Abroad Should Not Come at the Expense of the Constitution

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, announced he cannot support Senate approval of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), citing concerns that U.S. ratification could undermine the constitutional balance between the state and federal governments and the legitimacy of our democratic processes.  In doing [...]

Corker Objects to Shutting Out U.S. Textile Firms in Defense Bill

In a letter to Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-MI, and Ranking Member Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee, objected to attempts to include language in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 that would shut out U.S. textile firms from selling products to Department [...]

Obama Administration’s Health Care “Fix” May Have Problematic Consequences

Obama Administration’s Health Care “Fix” May Have Problematic Consequences

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., released the following statement this week in reaction to President Obama announcing administrative changes to his health care law. “I’m glad President Obama is attempting to make good on a promise he made repeatedly to the American people, but it only offers temporary relief. Those who have received cancellation notices [...]

Corker Cosponsors Bill to Give Americans Freedom to Keep Their Current Health Care Plans

Corker Cosponsors Bill to Give Americans Freedom to Keep Their Current Health Care Plans

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today announced that he is a cosponsor of S. 1617, the If You Like Your Health Care Plan You Can Keep It Act. The bill, introduced by Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and cosponsored by 37 Republican senators, would provide relief from Obamacare standards for current health care policies, giving Americans [...]

Inconsistency in Civilian Nuclear Deals Threatens U.S. Non-Proliferation Goals

Inconsistency in Civilian Nuclear Deals Threatens U.S. Non-Proliferation Goals

In a letter Monday to Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, raised concerns about inconsistencies in new civilian nuclear cooperation agreements (known as “123 agreements”) with other countries threatening U.S. nuclear non-proliferation goals.  A recently completed agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam, for example, [...]

Corker, Alexander, Blunt: Attacks Against Christians in Egypt Warrant A Clear U.S. Response

Corker, Alexander, Blunt: Attacks Against Christians in Egypt Warrant A Clear U.S. Response

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, and Senators Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said recent reports of more frequent, targeted attacks against Coptic churches and individuals in Egypt “warrants a clear U.S. response.” “Egypt’s Christian minority and their [...]

Park Remains Closed During the Government Shutdown

Park Remains Closed During the Government Shutdown

Great Smoky Mountains National Park remains closed following the shutdown of the federal government.  The Smokies, along with all 401 National Park Service units, closed visitor facilities on October 1, 2013.  All visitor centers, picnic areas, campgrounds, trails, and roads are closed except for Newfound Gap Road (Hwy 441), the Spur, and the Gatlinburg Bypass. [...]

Statement from Secretary of Department of the Interior, Sally Jewel just days before government shutdown