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Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-Time Low

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults Hits All-Time Low

Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has reached an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018 — a decline of approximately two-thirds in the more than 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s report warned of the health consequences of smoking. Yet, new data released in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report show that nearly 1 in 7 U.S. […]

8 CDC Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

8 CDC Health Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, to celebrate life, to be grateful, and to reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate – and safeguard – the gift of health. “The holiday season is a time to reflect on family and friends, but don’t forget […]

President Trump Speaks To Workers in America’s Booming Energy Sector at Shale Insight Conference

President Trump Speaks To Workers in America’s Booming Energy Sector at Shale Insight Conference

President Donald J. Trump traveled to Pittsburgh yesterday, where he spoke to workers in America’s booming energy sector at the Shale Insight Conference. The last time President Trump spoke at the conference was on the campaign trail in 2016. Back then, American energy was under relentless assault—not from some foreign enemy, but from our own Federal Government. […]

A Sham Process

A Sham Process

Since the day President Trump was elected, Democrats have been more interested in getting rid of him by any means necessary than they have in working with him. Without evidence, prominent Democrat leaders accused President Trump of colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election. After a years-long investigation found no evidence of collusion, nearly […]

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 […]

Corker Statement on Nomination of Doug Overbey to be U.S. Attorney

Corker Statement on Nomination of Doug Overbey to be U.S. Attorney

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of J. Douglas Overbey to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. “Doug Overbey is an outstanding choice to serve Tennesseans as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District,” said Corker. “Doug has had a distinguished law […]

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the Third Saturday of Each May as Armed Forces Day

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims the Third Saturday of Each May as Armed Forces Day

ARMED FORCES DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION For almost 70 years, our Nation has set aside one day to recognize the great debt we owe to the men and women who serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.  On Armed Forces Day, […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Trump Congratulates Exxon Mobil for Job-Creating Investment Program

President Trump Congratulates Exxon Mobil for Job-Creating Investment Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald J. Trump on March 6, 2017 congratulated Exxon Mobil Corporation on its ambitious $20 billion investment program that is creating more than 45,000 construction and manufacturing jobs in the United States Gulf Coast region. President Trump made a promise to bring back jobs to America. The spirit of optimism sweeping […]

Corker, Cardin, Alexander, Kaine Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick Edmonds

Corker, Cardin, Alexander, Kaine Introduce Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick Edmonds

U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) today introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Master Sergeant Rodrick “Roddie” Edmonds, a lifelong Tennessean, in recognition of his heroic actions during World War II. As the senior noncommissioned officer responsible for 1,275 members of the […]

TN Representative Roe Comments On Rolling Back Regulation to Pave the Way for Job Creation

TN Representative Roe Comments On Rolling Back Regulation to Pave the Way for Job Creation

A key portion of House Republicans’ Better Way agenda is to put forward proposals to grow the economy by reducing the total number of regulations and by regulating smarter with those that remain. In 2015, federal regulations were estimated to cost roughly $1.89 trillion in lost growth and productivity. Further, if the United States’ regulatory […]

Alexander Votes to Support Tennessee Farmers and Protect Public Health

Alexander Votes to Support Tennessee Farmers and Protect Public Health

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today after he voted in the Senate Appropriations Committee to approve two fiscal year 2017 appropriations bills that will fund agricultural programs, the Food and Drug Administration and the legislative branch, which includes the Library of Congress and the Government Accountability Office. Both bills are consistent […]

Corker Very Disappointed by Obama Administration School Bathroom Guidance

Corker Very Disappointed by Obama Administration School Bathroom Guidance

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and U.S. Secretary of Education John King, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today joined 25 Republican senators in criticizing the Obama administration’s decision to issue guidance for every public school in the United States regarding which bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers transgender students may use. “Deciding […]

Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Secretary Carter’s Approval of Women in Service Review Implementation Plans

Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Secretary Carter’s Approval of Women in Service Review Implementation Plans

Three months after his historic decision to open all combat positions to women, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter today formally approved the final implementation plans prepared by the military services and U.S. Special Operations Command. This action allows them to carry out their plans to fully integrate women throughout the armed forces. “When I announced […]

Alexander: Obama Administration’s So-Called Clean Power Plan Ignores Nuclear, Most Important Source of Clean Power

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) joined 33 other senators and 171 congressmen Tuesday in an effort to overturn President Obama’s Clean Power Plan by filing an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The filing, also called a friend of the court brief, is related to a case filed by West Virginia and […]

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