Tennessee’s long term unemployed won’t miss a single benefit check after the state’s Department of Labor spent weeks warning that the end was near.
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Tennessee’s two senators are defending their votes for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Both see it as means to shoring up Medicare and Social Security.
Over the last two months, Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker has made numerous appearances on TV news shows and written newspaper editorials. His push continued today with an interview on CBS This Morning, a conference call with reporters, and a Capitol Hill press conference.
Executives at Nashville-based HCA think raising the retirement age is better than making cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals. Both ideas are in play, as Congressional leaders and the President negotiate to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is on a media blitz, telling lawmakers to suck it up and solve the nation’s looming fiscal crisis. The recently reelected Republican has written a bill that he says will take “political courage” to pass.
Researchers at Vanderbilt are taking time away from their labs to lobby congress, albeit informally. PhD candidates are worried the impending fiscal cliff will leave them without money to keep working.