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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 […]

Alexander Holds Health Committee Hearing to Seek Updates on Zika Virus

USS Harry S. Truman Deploys

USS Harry S. Truman Deploys

Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) said their goodbyes to friends and family prior to getting underway on a normally scheduled deployment, Nov. 16. The current deployment is part of an on-going rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation. […]

Corker, Alexander to Honor Fred Thompson

Corker, Alexander to Honor Fred Thompson

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) paid tribute on the Senate floor to former attorney, actor, U.S. Senator for Tennessee, presidential candidate, and dear friend of 50 years, Fred Thompson, who passed away Sunday. Sen. Alexander’s remarks follow: It is my sad duty to report that Fred Dalton Thompson, who served in this body from 1995 […]

Corker Says Senate Highway Bill Represents “The Very Worst of Washington”

Corker Says Senate Highway Bill Represents “The Very Worst of Washington”

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today after voting against the Senate highway bill. The legislation uses 10 years of budget gimmicks and questionable policy changes to pay for only three years of spending. “The Highway Trust Fund is one of the largest budgeting failures in the federal government, and I am […]

Iran Nuclear Agreement Misguided, Dangerous

Iran Nuclear Agreement Misguided, Dangerous

Last week, the Obama administration announced an agreement had been reached in nuclear talks between the Iran and the United States, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. The White House claims this agreement will prevent a nuclear Iran, but I believe this deal will jeopardize our national security and regional stability. I have to ask, […]

Tennessee Heat Wave Is More Severe Weather of 2015

Tennessee Heat Wave Is More Severe Weather of 2015

A heat wave continues to batter East Tennessee moving into the week of June 14th, with projected highs ranging from 88-95 degrees Fahrenheit, accompanied by thunderstorms scattered throughout the week. This heat wave is another example of extreme or unusual weather that has taken place around the globe in recent months. California is well into […]

Biodefense Panel Expresses Grave Concerns Over Findings at Nation’s Research Labs

Biodefense Panel Expresses Grave Concerns Over Findings at Nation’s Research Labs

Yesterday, the co-chairs of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense responded to recent events involving U.S. high-level biocontainment labs and USA Today’s investigative report into these labs. The co-chairs expressed grave concerns over the findings of lax safety standards and called on the federal government to strengthen the nation’s lab biosecurity. “The state of […]

Corker Named to TIME’s List of 100 Most Influential People in the World

Corker Named to TIME’s List of 100 Most Influential People in the World

Today, TIME Magazine announced that it named U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “I am grateful that Tennesseans have given me the tremendous privilege of serving them in the United States Senate, […]

American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children to Protect Against Measles

American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children to Protect Against Measles

A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California – and has grown to more than 50 confirmed cases in multiple states – is a stark reminder of our nation’s responsibility to protect our most vulnerable citizens. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its 62,000 member pediatricians urges parents, schools and communities to commit […]

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 […]

Education Week

Education Week

Education is a necessity for success in the 21st century. Whether it’s completing technical career training or attending a two- or four-year academic institution, almost all the available, good-paying jobs in our state require some sort of post-secondary education. As a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, I know that Washington bureaucrats […]