On Thursday (10/31/2019) United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the spending package passed by the Senate is a step in the right direction toward funding important priorities for Tennessee ncluding funds for Great Smoky Mountains, farmers, and opioid crisis.
The bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage from its present rate of $7.25 per hour.
"We strongly oppose the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) proposal to sell the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) transmission assets."
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, "Out of all the news about the discussions that the President of the United States and the President of China is that the agreement to schedule deadly fentanyl as a controlled substance will save thousands of American lives."
On Friday former State Senator and new Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron was honored for his work dealing with the Human Trafficking Task Force.
Tammy Sandlin from Murfreesboro will meet with Congressman Scott DesJarlais and U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to discuss the need to support an increase in federal funding for cancer research.
The 2018 Congressional Summit on Travel and Tourism produced by Southeast Tourism Society is scheduled for July 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Barbara Wolke, senior vice president of the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is serving as Tennessee's chair for this year's event.
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.
Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation is preparing to send 15 high school juniors to Washington, DC. This coming year's essay topic is "Electric Cooperatives - Going Beyond the Wires".
At a hearing to assess the state of U.S. relations with China, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, cited China's increasingly aggressive land reclamation activity in the South and East China Seas as a strategic threat...
Several years ago they began including Korean War veterans as the number of WW2 vets declined rather than closing down. Adding Vietnam veterans is the next evolution...
Middle Tennessee Christian School Students Holden Massa, Meredith McDaniel, Kate Mifflin and Blaine Corley represented Murfreesboro...
The Cripple Creek Cloggers have been described as goodwill ambassadors for the Heart of Tennessee. Group founder Steve Cates took that to a new level.
Joshua Crutchfield made some personal history recently when he traveled to the nation’s capital to introduce President Barack Obama at a gathering of grass-roots organizations.
POLICE: “The above listed subject was developed as a suspect in a recent series of armed and strong armed robberies in and around MTSU Campus. Washington was found with stolen property connected to one of the robberies.”
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