Post Tagged with: "Bob Corker"

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

by / on April 9, 2014

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.

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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

by / on March 22, 2014

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.

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

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

by / on March 19, 2014

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

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UAW Makes Corker Comments Center Of NLRB Challenge

UAW Makes Corker Comments Center Of NLRB Challenge

by / on February 24, 2014

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.

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

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

by / on November 20, 2013

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.

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Corker ‘Embarrassed’ By Slow Help For Syrian Rebels

Corker ‘Embarrassed’ By Slow Help For Syrian Rebels

by / on October 31, 2013

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.

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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

by / on October 18, 2013

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. 

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Corker Stands By ‘Surgical, Proportional’ Strike In Syria

Corker Stands By ‘Surgical, Proportional’ Strike In Syria

by / on August 30, 2013

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

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

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

by / on August 22, 2013

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.

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Commerce Secretary: Music Industry Sets Nashville Apart

Commerce Secretary: Music Industry Sets Nashville Apart

by / on August 7, 2013

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.

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

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

by / on August 6, 2013

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.

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Corker Takes Veiled Jab At Tea Party Senators

Corker Takes Veiled Jab At Tea Party Senators

by / on August 6, 2013

Republican Senator Bob Corker says Tennesseans should be leery of some of his colleagues considering runs for president.

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Sen. Corker: Good Call On Arming Syrian Rebels, But Vet First

Sen. Corker: Good Call On Arming Syrian Rebels, But Vet First

by / on June 14, 2013

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he supports President Obama’s decision to arm moderate rebel groups in Syria. It’s an idea the senator has warmed up to only recently. The White House announced yesterday that the US would provide direct support to the opposition, saying there’s confirmation that the Syrian government has chemical weapons.

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TN Chamber, Farm Bureau: We Need Immigrants Who Can Stay

TN Chamber, Farm Bureau: We Need Immigrants Who Can Stay

by / on June 13, 2013

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Farm Bureau stood side-by-side with immigrant advocates Thursday to ask the U.S. Senate to pass immigration reform being considered this week. The organizations say they need the workers.

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Corker Says He’s A Concerned Verizon Customer

Corker Says He’s A Concerned Verizon Customer

by / on June 6, 2013

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he’s a Verizon customer, and he’s not so sure he wants the National Security Agency keeping tabs on his call history.

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TN Gun Control Advocates Ask Senators To Reconsider Background Checks

TN Gun Control Advocates Ask Senators To Reconsider Background Checks

by / on May 29, 2013

Tennessee’s two Republican senators have been dealmakers in the past, and gun control activists are asking them to cross the aisle again and support expanded background checks.

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Corker Not So Satisfied With Obama Administration’s Benghazi Response After All

Corker Not So Satisfied With Obama Administration’s Benghazi Response After All

by / on May 13, 2013

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker wants more answers from the Obama Administration on last year’s attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. It’s a dramatic shift on the issue from the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Corker Plays A Round With The President

Corker Plays A Round With The President

by / on May 6, 2013

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker started his week on the golf course, playing a round with President Obama at Andrews Air Force Base.

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Senator Corker To Help Work Out Differences On Financial Reform Bills

by / on May 1, 2013

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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Corker Says Arm Syrian Moderates

by / on April 24, 2013

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker wrote in New York Times opinion piece today that the US should arm moderate forces in the Syrian opposition The comments are a major pivot for the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Corker’s views on Syria have evolved dramatically over the last year. Early in 2012, he said too much remained unknown about the rebels, so the US shouldn’t provide anything beyond humanitarian […]

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