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Tennessee Members of Congress Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposal to Sell TVA Transmission Lines
Tennessee Members of Congress Urge Administration to Reconsider Proposal to Sell TVA Transmission Lines

"We strongly oppose the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) transmission assets."

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Alexander: President Trump Can Use Funding Already Approved By Congress to Build Border Wall
Alexander: President Trump Can Use Funding Already Approved By Congress to Build Border Wall

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."

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Administration Proposals Will Help Patients Access Their Personal Medical Information
Administration Proposals Will Help Patients Access Their Personal Medical Information

"These proposed rules remove barriers and should make it easier for patients to more quickly access, use, and understand their personal medical information."

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Senator Lamar Alexander Statement on Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Senator Lamar Alexander Statement on Judge Brett Kavanaugh

"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."

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Alexander: Federal Watchdogs Agree that 340B Discount Drug Program Needs Better Oversight
Alexander: Federal Watchdogs Agree that 340B Discount Drug Program Needs Better Oversight

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.

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OPINION - Lamar Alexander: 3 ways a federal bill will help fight the opioid crisis
OPINION - Lamar Alexander: 3 ways a federal bill will help fight the opioid crisis

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.

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Senator Alexander Statement on Administration Rule to Expand Access to Short-term Insurance Plans
Senator Alexander Statement on Administration Rule to Expand Access to Short-term Insurance Plans

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:

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U.S Government Shuts Down
U.S Government Shuts Down

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.

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Tennessee Wilderness Act moving forward in the U.S. Senate
Tennessee Wilderness Act moving forward in the U.S. Senate

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.

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Senate Labor Committee Chairman Blocks Invasive Increase in Government Snooping
Senate Labor Committee Chairman Blocks Invasive Increase in Government Snooping

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.

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A Military Pay Increased Proposed by Congress - Must be signed by President
A Military Pay Increased Proposed by Congress - Must be signed by President

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.

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Student loan interest rates fall thanks to Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act
Student loan interest rates fall thanks to Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act

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.

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New Rules from the Department of Labor for Business Owners / Managers
New Rules from the Department of Labor for Business Owners / Managers

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..."

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Alexander: Today, More than Ever, Americans Need Congress to Go Step-by-Step to Reduce Health Care Costs
Alexander: Today, More than Ever, Americans Need Congress to Go Step-by-Step to Reduce Health Care Costs

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) Wednesday made the following statement on the sixth anniversary of Obamacare being signed into law:

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TN Sen. Alexander Says Supreme Court Right to Block Obama Clean Power Plan
TN Sen. Alexander Says Supreme Court Right to Block Obama Clean Power Plan

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.

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Alexander Statement on Department of Interior's Draft Proposal on Tennessee's Petition for Lands Unsuitable for Mining
Alexander Statement on Department of Interior's Draft Proposal on Tennessee's Petition for Lands Unsuitable for Mining

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:

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Alexander Statement on NGA Endorsement of Every Student Succeeds Act
Alexander Statement on NGA Endorsement of Every Student Succeeds Act

"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..."

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Alexander Votes to Stop Burdensome Carbon Regulations for States
Alexander Votes to Stop Burdensome Carbon Regulations for States

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.

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Alexander, Udall Resolution Honoring Highway Beautification Act Unanimously Passes Senate
Alexander, Udall Resolution Honoring Highway Beautification Act Unanimously Passes Senate

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.

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander comments on funding Planned Parenthood
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander comments on funding Planned Parenthood

"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..."

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Tennessee Senator releases statement on nuclear agreement with Iran
Tennessee Senator releases statement on nuclear agreement with Iran

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the announcement of a nuclear agreement with Iran:

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Sen. Alexander Statement on House Passage of Bill to Fix No Child Left Behind
Sen. Alexander Statement on House Passage of Bill to Fix No Child Left Behind

Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on House passage of legislation to fix No Child Left Behind:

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Senator Alexander Statement on Labor Department's Proposed Overtime Rule
Senator Alexander Statement on Labor Department's Proposed Overtime Rule

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...

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Alexander to EPA: Obama Plan that Favors Wind, Solar Over Nuclear Hurts Tennessee
Alexander to EPA: Obama Plan that Favors Wind, Solar Over Nuclear Hurts Tennessee

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...

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Senator Alexander Votes to Help End Human Trafficking
Senator Alexander Votes to Help End Human Trafficking

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:

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander releases statement on No Child Left Behind
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander releases statement on No Child Left Behind

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):

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Congressman Scott DesJarlais and Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker release statement on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Congressman Scott DesJarlais and Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker release statement on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

"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...

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Senator Lamar Alexander suggests parents should get their kids vaccinated
Senator Lamar Alexander suggests parents should get their kids vaccinated

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."

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander speaks on National School Choice Week
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander speaks on National School Choice Week

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate education committee, today marked the celebration of "National School Choice Week," saying:‎

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Senate Passes Legislation Cosponsored by Alexander to Improve Emergency Medical Care for More than 600,000 Tennessee Children Every Year
Senate Passes Legislation Cosponsored by Alexander to Improve Emergency Medical Care for More than 600,000 Tennessee Children Every Year

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that the Senate unanimously passed the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act...

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Politics: Joe Carr, Candidate for U.S. Senate - Releases statement on Senator Lamar Alexander

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:

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National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee endorses Joe Carr for Senate
National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee endorses Joe Carr for Senate

The Joe Carr for Senate campaign announced that the National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee (NAGR-PAC) has endorsed the campaign...

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Politics: Tea Party Endorses Joe Carr for Senate

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.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander not debating Carr or Flinn at this point in the Race to Senate

Lamar Alexander is showing little interest in taking up Joe Carr on a debate challenge in advance of the Republican Senate primary in August.

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Candidate for Lamar Alexanders Seat in Congress speaks out against Internet Tax

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. 

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Alexander joins MTSU in welcoming Governor’s School arts students in 30th year
Alexander joins MTSU in welcoming Governor’s School arts students in 30th year

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.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander told Education Secretary Duncan that his federal “overreach” is “undermining” support for high state academic sta

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.

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State Representative Joe Carr Releases Statement on Common Core
State Representative Joe Carr Releases Statement on Common Core

Statement from Representative Joe Carr in response to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of Senator Alexander on Thursday afternoon:

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Behind-the-scenes scramble to oust Tennessee governor is MTSU Windham Lecture topic
Behind-the-scenes scramble to oust Tennessee governor is MTSU Windham Lecture topic

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.

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Politics: State Rep. Joe Carr announces large first quarter fundraising results in run for U.S. Senator Alexanders seat

The Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign announced its first-quarter fundraising total of $255,000 – the campaign’s best quarter to date.

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander comments on increasing minimum wage for federal employees and Joe Carr for Senate comments on Common Core Standards

“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees..."

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Political News Update: Joe Carr Campaign Directs Attention to Debt Limit Being Considered by U.S. Senate

Joe Carr, conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, today released the following statement regarding the debt limit increase being considered by the Senate.

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The Joe Carr for U.S. Senate Campaign Raising Lots of Cash!

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.

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The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign Announces Major Surge in Fundraising Totals Against Sen. Lamar Alexander
The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign Announces Major Surge in Fundraising Totals Against Sen. Lamar Alexander
On Tuesday afternoon, Republican Joe Carr announced 4th quarter fundraising totals for his primary challenge to Senator Lamar Alexander and highlighted a dramatic surge in contributions over the previous quarter. 
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STRANGE SITUATION: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Makes Statement on Law Enforcement Investigation of Chief of Staff
STRANGE SITUATION: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander Makes Statement on Law Enforcement Investigation of Chief of Staff
“I was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel’s office that law enforcement agents are conducting a search of the personal residence of Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff of my Washington, D.C., office..."
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Congressional Medically Related Bill Approved that will Help Tennessee Children
Congressional Medically Related Bill Approved that will Help Tennessee Children
The senior Republican on the U.S. Senate health committee Thursday announced the committee approved a bill to continue the successful children’s hospital graduate medical education (CHGME) program that supports the training of pediatricians at children’s hospitals in Tennessee and across the country.
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New Conservative Group Known as
New Conservative Group Known as "BEAT LAMAR" Make Endorsement of Joe Carr
Monday, a group known as "BEAT LAMAR" made an announcement about the Joe Carr campaign.
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Carr Asks Alexander to Vote No on Cloture

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 tomorrowWednesday, September 24, 2013, and a second key vote is set for later in the week.

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Sen. Lamar Alexander Slams President Obama Administration Suggesting They Think We Can Operate on Windmills Alone
Sen. Lamar Alexander Slams President Obama Administration Suggesting They Think We Can Operate on Windmills Alone
“The Obama Administration must think our country, which uses 20 to 25 percent of all the electricity in the world, can operate on windmills."
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Joe Carr Said He Would REJECT Samantha Power as New Ambassador to the United Nations
Joe Carr Said He Would REJECT Samantha Power as New Ambassador to the United Nations
“Given her questionable views including some anti-American and anti-Israel statements made in the past, I would have definitely had a compelling reason to reject her confirmation as the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution authorizes the Senate to do,” says Representative Joe Carr.
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Representative Joe Carr from Lascassas, TN Goes to Chattanooga for a
Representative Joe Carr from Lascassas, TN Goes to Chattanooga for a "Beat Lamar" Town Hall Meeting
An event entitled the “Beat Lamar” Town Hall Meeting will be held on Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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Alexander: “The Jobs Come When We Have Cheap Electricity,” Not From Propping Up One Form of Energy
Alexander: “The Jobs Come When We Have Cheap Electricity,” Not From Propping Up One Form of Energy
“In my experience, whether we have more or less people working for coal plants or more or less people working for windmills or more or less people working for natural gas plants is not where the jobs are. The jobs come when we have cheap electricity, and, for example, Eastman Chemical stays in Tennessee instead of going to Asia. Or we have 1,000 auto suppliers here in Tennessee instead of Mexico. So we want clean, reliable, cheap electricity.”
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More on the 4th Congressional District Race (With Audio)
More on the 4th Congressional District Race (With Audio)
Joe Carr dropped out of the 4th Congressional District Race today at a press conference held in Murfreesboro leaving the race to a head to head matchup between State Senator Jim Tracy and Scott Desjarlais.
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UPDATE: State Representative Joe Car to Challenge U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander - With Audio
UPDATE: State Representative Joe Car to Challenge U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander - With Audio
"The decision follows months of pleas from conservative activists along with House and Senate members of the Tennessee General Assembly."
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Not So Friendly Letter Asks Senator Lamar Alexander to Step Down
Not So Friendly Letter Asks Senator Lamar Alexander to Step Down
"We urge you to conclude your long and notable career by retiring with dignity instead of fighting against a serious conservative primary challenger who would expose to all Tennessee voters the actual history of your voting record."
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(Video) U.S. Senator Alexander: Senate Action on Student Loans Lowers Interest Rates for 200,000 Tennesseans Going to College This Fall
(Video) U.S. Senator Alexander: Senate Action on Student Loans Lowers Interest Rates for 200,000 Tennesseans Going to College This Fall
Rates on all new undergraduate loans taken out this year since July 1 will be 3.86 percent, cutting the current rate nearly in half.
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Senator Alexander: Senate Must Vote on Compounding Legislation “As Soon As Possible”

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.

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Sen. Alexander Remarks that Obamacare is Officially Unraveling Right Now

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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Lamar Alexander is "FOR" 20,000 Border Patrol Agents
“The Hoeven-Corker amendment takes big and important steps on the immigration issue that matters most: border security. It would double the number of agents on the southwest border, construct 700 miles of new or upgraded fencing and spend $3.2 billion on new security technology that was perfected in Iraq and Afghanistan.” – Lamar Alexander
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