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

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Overtime rules and regulations could soon be changing. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the senior Republican on the Senate labor committee, released the following statement on the president’s order to change overtime rules:

“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees and federal contractors, and the heap of mandates from his health care law—seems engineered to make it as unappealing as possible to be an employer creating jobs in this country.”

Meanwhile, Joe Carr who is running for the seat currently held by Alexander, comments on Common Core Standards in education... 


Senate candidate Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) applauded last weeks passage of the delay of Common Core by the Tennessee General Assembly and renewed his call on Senator Lamar Alexander to join with the Tennessee General Assembly to stop Common Core. 

“The fight to repeal Common Core is a struggle for the future of our children’s education.  My colleagues and I took an important first step today in this fight, but it is far from over. That’s why I once again call on Senator Alexander to finally join with Tennesseans to fight Common Core – or at least make it clear to voters where he stands on this important issue,” stated Representative Joe Carr.



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