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Three Recovered After Red Sea Helo Crash

Three Recovered After Red Sea Helo Crash

An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 crashed in the central Red Sea Sept. 22, while operating with the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). Three personnel are accounted for and stable. Search efforts continue for two remaining personnel. Assisting in the search and rescue are USS Nimitz [...]

Corker Seeks Full Briefing for Senators on NSA Surveillance Activities

Corker Seeks Full Briefing for Senators on NSA Surveillance Activities

Following additional revelations regarding the extent of NSA surveillance activities that appear to include details not previously disclosed to members of Congress outside of the intelligence committees, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter to President Obama today requested a full briefing for senators by September 13 to [...]

Website Teaches Coping Skills to Military Community

Website Teaches Coping Skills to Military Community

As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop an interactive online educational and life-coaching program. Moving Forward is a website designed to teach problem-solving skills to members of the military community. Moving Forward, [...]

Immediate Cut Off of Security Assistance to Egypt Could Promote Instability, Threaten U.S. and Israel’s Interests

Immediate Cut Off of Security Assistance to Egypt Could Promote Instability, Threaten U.S. and Israel’s Interests

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor against consideration of an amendment to immediately cut off U.S. security assistance to Egypt, arguing such a decision at this time could promote further instability and put U.S. interests and those of Israel at risk.  Corker instead [...]

There Are Many Things to Consider When Looking at Immigration Reform

There Are Many Things to Consider When Looking at Immigration Reform

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since coming to Congress, it’s that Washington doesn’t do big well. Just look at what we’re seeing now with Obamacare. Bills that are thousands of pages long are difficult to understand, even for experts, and often come with unintended consequences. Unfortunately, the same is true for the Senate immigration [...]

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, 1st District Tennessee – Protecting Families from the Obamacare Trainwreck

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, 1st District Tennessee – Protecting Families from the Obamacare Trainwreck

“When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, this promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, [...]

Gettysburg Observes 150th Anniversary

Hundreds of thousands of visitors in Gettysburg to observe the 150th anniversary of the pivotal Civil War battle; Secretary Jewell visits incident command posts in Arizona as firefighters continue to fight two raging wildfires; a major clean energy announcement in Las Vegas; the Statue of Liberty reopens in New York Harbor; and Fourth of July [...]

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., 1st District of Tennessee – Independence Day

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D., 1st District of Tennessee – Independence Day

July 4, 1776 was a great day for the United States of America. After more than a year at war, the Thirteen Colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain. These patriots were filled with hope, pride, valor and determination. Their bravery helped build the Land of the Free. The Declaration of Independence was the foundation [...]

Corker Honors Independence Day

Corker Honors Independence Day

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement in honor of Independence Day: “This Independence Day, I hope Tennesseans will join me in giving thanks for our service men and women, and their families, who sacrifice every day to protect our freedoms.  I am continually inspired by their selflessness and bravery.  Since our country’s [...]

Climate change takes center stage

Climate change takes center stage, as President Obama outlines a plan to fight carbon pollution, and Secretary Jewell releases a USGS study on carbon storage; Secretary Jewell takes several steps to help get kids moving in the great outdoors; the Secretary heads to Reno, Nevada for the National Congress of American Indians Conference; the 2013 [...]

All-of-the-Above is the Only Answer

All-of-the-Above is the Only Answer

On Tuesday, President Obama unveiled his aggressive plan to address climate change. It comes as no surprise that the president plans to implement these changes without Congressional input and approval. While some American families are struggling to put food on the table, this misguided plan will raise energy costs, continue the president’s war on the [...]

Administration issues final rules on contraception coverage and religious organizations

Administration issues final rules on contraception coverage and religious organizations

Today, the Obama administration issued final rules that balance the goal of providing women with coverage for recommended preventive care – including contraceptive services prescribed by a health care provider – with no cost-sharing, with the goal of respecting the concerns of non-profit religious organizations that object to contraceptive coverage.  The final rules reflect public [...]

Corker: Nominee for State Department Inspector General Long Overdue

Corker: Nominee for State Department Inspector General Long Overdue

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the nomination today of a full-time Inspector General at the U.S. State Department is long overdue.  President Barack Obama nominated Steve A. Linick as State Department Inspector General, filling a 5-year vacancy. “A full time, independent watchdog at the State Department is [...]

National Park Service prepares to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

This week: Interior hosts Latino youth leaders in Nevada to help boost participation in STEM programs; Interior announces steps underway for implementation of $1.9 billion land buy-back program for tribal nations; a new survey from USGS aims to stop the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes Basin; the National Park Service prepares to [...]

Corker Comments on Proposed Immigration Amendment to Secure the Southern Border

In remarks on the Senate floor yesterday, Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., commented on an amendment he co-authored with Senator John Hoeven, D-N.D., to bolster security on the nation’s southern border as part of the immigration bill now being considered by the Senate. “Some people have described this amendment as a border surge… We are investing [...]

Corker Places Hold on Portion of Afghanistan Funding Until Obama Administration Provides Rationale for Alleged U.S. Cash Payments to Karzai

Corker Places Hold on Portion of Afghanistan Funding Until Obama Administration Provides Rationale for Alleged U.S. Cash Payments to Karzai

In a fourth letter to the Obama administration seeking a rationale for alleged U.S. cash payments to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, announced a hold on $75 million in U.S. government funding for Afghanistan “until such time as I receive sufficient information on these [...]