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.
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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.
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.
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.
A decision on where Volkswagen will build a new SUV could come as early as Monday, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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.
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.
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.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says the U.S. should do what it can to “crush” Russia economically and help rebuild Ukraine’s military.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he remains supportive of what he calls “surgical, proportional military strikes” in Syria.
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.
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.
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.
Republican Senator Bob Corker says Tennesseans should be leery of some of his colleagues considering runs for president.
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.
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.