Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is getting one more chance to leave his imprint on the financial reform legislation winding its way thorough Congress.
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Senator Bob Corker has been a loud voice in the debate over whether the President needed Congressional permission to go into Libya. Tennessee’s other senator has started speaking in opposition to the White House.
Tennessee’s Senators remain unsatisfied with the Obama Administration’s report on the involvement in Libya.
Lawmakers in Washington are not happy about findings from an audit on veterans affairs offices. The report looked at 16 centers. Nashville’s center was among the worst.
The debate in Congress over off-shore drilling splits mostly along party lines. Pro and con. Black and white. Judging by his votes on a series of bills this week, Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper sees more shades of gray.
Tennessee Freshman Republican Representative Scott DesJarlais says President Obama fell short at last night’s address.
Tennessee Republicans voted along party lines Wednesday to repeal the health care law. Now, the GOP-controlled House begins working to replace the measure. From our Capitol Hill bureau in Washington, Manuel Quinones reports Tennessee freshman Republican, Diane Black wants to promote free market ideas.
Memphis Democrat Steve Cohen is one of several lawmakers planning to rely more on guns for their safety. That in the wake of the Tucson shooting rampage.
New census numbers show Tennessee grew over the last decade, but not enough to gain any seats in Congress.
Tennessee’s Diane Black is one of only two freshman Republicans tapped to serve on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee when the new Congress convenes. Democrats are already crying foul over the appointment.
Many newly elected Congressmen built their campaigns by running “against” Washington. They’re not even officially in office yet, but some are already getting comfortable with an inside-the-Beltway ritual.
Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker have joined in a threat to stop all legislation in the U.S. Senate until Congress deals with the so-called Bush tax cuts and government funding measures.
Representative-elect Scott DesJarlais as he looks forward to his new responsibilities as a member of the United States Congress
Four Tennessee Republicans are among the freshman class currently getting a crash course on how the U.S. Congress works.
Many lawmakers who voted against the stimulus package were pinpointed last week for also writing letters seeking stimulus funds for projects back home. Tennessee’s delegation is part of the widespread double-talk.
This week retiring Congressman Bart Gordon suffered a defeat in the debate over the future of NASA and human space flight.
Lawmakers in Washington often bring federal dollars to Tennessee through the controversial earmarking process. But a recent Harvard Business School study found the state isn’t doing too well in comparison. Manuel Quinones has more from Washington.
Tennessee lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are divided over whether to extend the so-called “Bush tax cuts.” The debate is one of the biggest remaining issues in Congress this year.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says for-profit career colleges likely need better oversight from the groups that approve the schools’ standards. Alexander made his comments at a congressional hearing Wednesday.
Lawmakers are saying “no” to President Obama’s plans for NASA and the future of human space flight. And one of the many lawmakers standing in the President’s way is Tennessee Democrat Bart Gordon.