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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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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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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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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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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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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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