Post Tagged with: "Bob Corker"

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee. Credit: Office of Sen. Bob Corker via Facebook

Corker Votes To Arm Syrian Rebels Despite Calling Administration’s Plan ‘Unserious’

September 19, 2014 at 7:29 am

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker ultimately supported the Obama Administration’s short-term plan to arm Syrian rebels, even after berating Secretary of State John Kerry during a committee hearing this week.

Brentwood Congressman Marsha Blackburn's district includes Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division. Blackburn helped assemble packages for troops with the USO on Wednesday. Credit: Blackburn office via Facebook

Tennessee Congressional Delegation Still Wants To Vote On ISIS Strategy

September 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

Tennessee Republicans are striking a relatively positive tone on President Obama’s plan to combat the militant group ISIS.

Sen. Bob Corker speaks to reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Moldova. Since the most recent problems with VA wait times emerged, Corker has criticized plans to solve the problem because they add to the country's deficit. Credit: U.S. Embassy Moldova via Flickr

Bill To Reduce VA Backlog Passes Easily With No Help From Tennessee’s Senators

August 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

Republican Lamar Alexander, who is in a primary battle to keep his seat, did not vote. And Republican Bob Corker was one of the three to vote no.

This highway is in Germany, but highways in the U.S. are facing a potential crisis: The trust that finances many of them, along with bridges and mass transit projects, is set to run out of money by Aug. 1 if Congress doesn't figure out a way to fund it. Credit: Randolf Rautenberg via Flickr

Sen. Corker Calls His Party’s Highway Fund Fix ‘Political Cowardice’

July 10, 2014 at 4:45 am

Right now, an 18.4-cent gas tax pays for $50 billion of transportation projects each year, like highways, bridges and mass transit. But the Highway Trust Fund is set run out of money Aug. 1., and Republican leaders in the House proposed an unusual way to finance it.

"As one of the folks who's taken so many of the tough votes necessary to cause this place to function, I could not be more disappointed," Corker told reporters after the vote. (Image via Corker's site)

Tennessee’s Bob Corker Plays Dealmaker In Restoring Highway Trust Fund

June 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Tennessee’s Bob Corker is once again casting himself as a Washington dealmaker. This time, the Republican Senator is touting a bipartisan plan to refill the federal highway trust fund, which is set to run out of money by the end of the year.

Senator Bob Corker has been involved with Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee since initial negotiations to build the Chattanooga plant. He frequently tells crowds that the details of the deal were hashed out around his dining room table. Credit: TN Photo Services

Sen. Corker: There’s More Than Meets The Eye On VW Expansion Talks

May 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm

While Volkswagen still has not made an expansion announcement regarding its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he is as hopeful as ever.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) joined Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee at the Bluebird Cafe Monday to announce support for royalty reform. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Senators Say Royalty Reform Tougher Sell ‘Where Nobody Even Plays A Guitar’

May 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Three Republican senators sat on the small stage of Nashville’s Bluebird Café Monday morning flanked by some of the biggest songwriters in town. The lawmakers flew in to show support for legislation that might help hit-makers get paid more.

Volkswagen has said it wants to have a 7-passenger SUV on the market by 2016. The company has not finalized the design but has released concepts like this, the Cross Blue. Credit: VW

As VW Weighs Whether To Build SUVs In Tennessee, Governor Hasn’t Resumed Meetings

May 9, 2014 at 4:28 am

A decision on where Volkswagen will build a new SUV could come as early as Monday, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Currently, Volkswagen Chattanooga only builds the Passat. But VW would like to build a new SUV there. The other option is at a plant in Mexico. Credit: VW

Even UAW Supporters Puzzled Over Why The Union Pulled Its Challenge To Volkswagen Vote

April 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

The United Auto Workers surprised even its biggest backers in Tennessee Monday morning when it suddenly withdrew its objections to a failed union vote at Volkswagen.

Gov. Bill Haslam speaks at VW in May of 2011. He has now been subpoenaed along with 19 others to testify during NLRB hearings in April. Credit: TN Photo Services

Haslam And Corker Subpoenaed To Testify On VW Union Vote

April 9, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Attorneys for the United Auto Workers are trying to make U.S. Senator Bob Corker and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam testify later this month. The National Labor Relations Board is investigating whether there was a coordinated effort to prevent unionization at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.

Sen. Bob Corker meets with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2012. Credit: Nashville Chamber via Flickr

Corker Finds Upside In Obamacare: Employers Can Stop Providing Insurance

March 22, 2014 at 3:52 am

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker sees at least one good outcome from the Affordable Care Act. He says employers should be able to stop providing health insurance to workers.

Beyond Russian Sanctions, Corker Calls For ‘Security Assistance’ In Ukraine

Beyond Russian Sanctions, Corker Calls For ‘Security Assistance’ In Ukraine

March 19, 2014 at 6:25 am

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says the U.S. should do what it can to “crush” Russia economically and help rebuild Ukraine’s military.

UAW Makes Corker Comments Center Of NLRB Challenge

UAW Makes Corker Comments Center Of NLRB Challenge

February 24, 2014 at 6:27 pm

The United Auto Workers will depend on statements by Tennessee Senator Bob Corker as evidence that the narrow Volkswagen union vote this month was unfair. The UAW filed a challenge with the National Labor Relations Board on Friday.

Not His First Choice, But Corker Supports Nominee For Fed Chief

Not His First Choice, But Corker Supports Nominee For Fed Chief

November 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet Yellen has won over Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, who was once seen as a likely no-vote. He says she’s not his first choice, but he likes her transparency.

Corker ‘Embarrassed’ By Slow Help For Syrian Rebels

Corker ‘Embarrassed’ By Slow Help For Syrian Rebels

October 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker continues to criticize the U.S. response to conflict in Syria. As the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, Corker dressed down the Ambassador to Syria at a hearing Thursday.

Just off her shift at the VW Chattanooga plant, Lauren Feinauer shows off her makeshift UAW sunshades. In her rear window, she props up a sign with an umbrella. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Push To Unionize VW Plant Pits Workers Against Tennessee GOP

October 18, 2013 at 4:00 am

When it comes to union organizing at an auto plant, the tension is typically between the workers and the management. But not at Volkswagen. The United Auto Workers is attempting to finally unionize its first foreign-owned plant in the South. And so far, Republican officials are the ones trying to stand in the way. 

Corker Stands By ‘Surgical, Proportional’ Strike In Syria

Corker Stands By ‘Surgical, Proportional’ Strike In Syria

August 30, 2013 at 6:21 am

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he remains supportive of what he calls “surgical, proportional military strikes” in Syria.

Corker: U.S. Military Might Do Better Training Syrian Rebels

Corker: U.S. Military Might Do Better Training Syrian Rebels

August 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm

With new video footage of a purported chemical attack in Syria, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says the U.S. needs to “step it up.” The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is calling for a swifter arming of moderate Syrian rebels and possibly sending conventional forces to assist with training.

Commerce Secretary: Music Industry Sets Nashville Apart

Commerce Secretary: Music Industry Sets Nashville Apart

August 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm

The newly confirmed head of the U.S. Commerce Department says the music industry is what makes Nashville stand out. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is touring the country and made a stop in Nashville Wednesday.

President Adopts Corker/Warner Plan To Wind Down Fannie And Freddie

President Adopts Corker/Warner Plan To Wind Down Fannie And Freddie

August 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Sen. Bob Corker’s plan to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac picked up a presidential endorsement Tuesday. The Tennessee Republican has been working for more than a year with a Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia on a way to end the mortgage giants.