"Painful as it is, Governor Lee is right. Everything I've learned as chairman of the United States Senate health committee persuades me to support his decision. Staying at home is an essential step..."
"This is no time to be running a political campaign," U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said today on the Senate floor as Democrats block legislation that will generate trillions in economic support to help keep employees on payrolls and to relieve Tennesseans..."
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Monday released the following statement after the Senate voted 84-3 to begin consideration of a comprehensive bipartisan energy bill that would help lower energy costs and unleash an abundance of clean, cheap, reliable energy.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that last year more Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses than were killed in car crashes. That is why he cosponsored bipartisan legislation that would designate all types of fentanyl as Schedule 1 narcotics.
On Monday, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (TN, R) said, "Our nation cannot ignore these mass shootings."
"We strongly oppose the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) transmission assets."
United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Monday reiterated that President Trump already has congressional funding authority to build the wall he wants on the Southern border without resorting to a "dangerous national emergency precedent."
"These proposed rules remove barriers and should make it easier for patients to more quickly access, use, and understand their personal medical information."
"Judge Kavanaugh denies under oath Dr. Ford's account of an alleged incident 36 years ago. The FBI has conducted six background investigations of Judge Kavanaugh since that alleged incident and found no such conduct. Every person Dr. Ford alleges was present at the incident says under penalty of a felony it didn't happen."
At the Senate health committee's second hearing this year on the 340B Drug Discount Program Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said that federal watchdog reports find the program needs better oversight, and the agency in charge may need more authority to conduct that oversight and collect reliable data.
Here's a true story that is hard to hear, and hard to forget: Becky Savage, a mother of four boys, wakes up one morning in June 2015, and finds one of her sons dead in his bedroom.
The chairman of the Senate health committee, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Administration issuing a proposed rule to expand the availability of short-term, limited-duration health insurance:
The federal government shut-down at midnight, and negotiations resume at noon Saturday (1/20/2018). Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) said, "Tennesseans elected me to make the government work for taxpayers, not to shut it down.
Tennessee's U.S. senators are moving ahead with a bill providing protections for the state's wilderness lands, even while the Trump administration works to remove protections elsewhere.
The chairman of the Senate labor committee Wednesday filed an amendment to block the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from implementing its proposal to increase by 20 times the employment data it currently collects from each of the 61,000 private employers on their 63 million employees.
A 1.6 percent pay increase for members of the military, including troops at Ft. Campbell and the Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, and reauthorizes more than 30 bonuses and special payments for service men and women.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Thursday that Tennesseans will save $1.2 billion over the next 10 years because legislation passed by Congress in 2013 tied loan rates to the market, and today's market rates are at a record low.
Senator Alexander: "Now the administration, which just sped up the election process for employers and employees with the ambush election rule, has made a new rule to discourage employers from seeking the legal advice they need to fulfill their obligations..."
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Wednesday made the following statement on the sixth anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law:
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Tuesday released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan until legal challenges to the law are resolved.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement after the Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement released its draft proposal and draft Environmental Impact Statement on Tennessee's petition for lands unsuitable for mining:
"The National Governors Association's full endorsement of our bipartisan legislation to fix No Child Left Behind--the group's first such endorsement of any federal legislation in nearly 20 years--is of huge significance..."
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) voted today to stop carbon regulations for states in President Obama's so-called Clean Power Plan, saying the plan incentivizes states to invest in wind power production, instead of more reliable nuclear facilities.
U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) announced that the Senate unanimously passed their resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965.
"Under this legislation, federal taxpayer dollars now spent at four Planned Parenthood centers in Tennessee would be spent instead at 173 Tennessee community health centers that provide services for women's health..."
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran:
Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on House passage of legislation to fix No Child Left Behind:
Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today made the following statement on the Department of Labor's proposal to more than double the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay...
At a budget hearing yesterday on the president's fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that incentivizing wind and solar energy over nuclear power penalizes states and utilities, such as Tennessee...
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Wednesday released the following statement after voting for bipartisan legislation that would take important steps toward ending human trafficking in the United States:
U.S. Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released the following statement on Monday (3/9/2015):
"Israel remains one of our closest allies and a critical partner in the struggle against the myriad threats posed by radical Islam and a nuclear Iran. Therefore, America's commitment to Israel must remain as steadfast as the democratic principles our nations share...
At a hearing on the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases, Alexander said: "From smallpox to polio, we have learned in the United States that vaccines save lives. And yet a troubling number of parents are not vaccinating their children."
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate education committee, today marked the celebration of "National School Choice Week," saying:
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that the Senate unanimously passed the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act...
TN State Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr released the following statement in reaction to Sen. Lamar Alexander going negative and attacking Carr:
The Joe Carr for Senate campaign announced that the National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee (NAGR-PAC) has endorsed the campaign...
The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund today announced its support of the Joe Carr for Senate campaign joining a growing coalition standing behind Carr and against incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander.
Lamar Alexander is showing little interest in taking up Joe Carr on a debate challenge in advance of the Republican Senate primary in August.
If some leaders in Tennessee had their way, individuals conducting business online who have no physical presence or storefront in our state would be subjected to harsh regulations and increased taxes.
For almost three decades, the Governor's School for the Arts has nurtured the “creative spark” of young Tennesseans with a love for music, theatre, visual arts, dance and filmmaking.
He told Secretary Duncan that his federal “overreach” is “undermining” support for high state academic standards and teacher evaluation, and is taking responsibility away from states, local officials, and teachers.
Statement from Representative Joe Carr in response to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of Senator Alexander on Thursday afternoon:
Public affairs consultant and former journalist Keel Hunt will bring the story of Tennessee’s unprecedented bipartisan ouster of a corrupt governor to MTSU’s renowned Windham Lecture Series at a free public event on Thursday, April 17.
The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign announced its first-quarter fundraising total of $255,000 – the campaign’s best quarter to date.
“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees..."
Joe Carr, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, today released the following statement regarding the debt limit increase being considered by the Senate.
The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign filed its fourth-quarter FEC fundraising report showing $405,150 cash on hand, $251,173 raised in the fourth-quarter, and $609,154 in total receipts for the campaign to date.
Sen. Harry Reid has filed for cloture on the motion to proceed to House Joint Resolution 59, the Continuing Resolution. The test vote in the Senate is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 24, 2013, and a second key vote is set for later in the week.
As the number of deaths from fungal meningitis outbreak rises to 61, Alexander calls on Senate Majority Leader Reid to call up legislation approved by the health committee to clarify oversight of drug compounders.
The new health care law should be repealed and replaced with effective legislation that will reduce costs by involving patients more in health care decision-making." –Lamar Alexander
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