Post Tagged with: "Sen. Lamar Alexander"

Tennessee Senator’s School Choice Plan: Give Federal Money To Low-Income Parents

Tennessee Senator’s School Choice Plan: Give Federal Money To Low-Income Parents

by / on January 28, 2014

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is jumping on the school choice bandwagon. He wants to give low-income parents $2,100 dollars a year in federal money to spend on their child’s education.

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Speaking on the Senate floor once debate began on the bill, Alexander characterized it as an example of 'runaway spending.'

Their Reasons Are Different, But Neither TN Senator Wants To Extend Jobless Benefits

by / on January 7, 2014

Both of Tennessee’s Republican Senators say they’re against extended long-term unemployment benefits that expired just before the new year, but the two oppose the measure for different reasons.

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Sen. Alexander announced today he's filing legislation which would require the Obama Administration to give weekly updates on enrollment in the health insurance exchanges. While a critic of Obamacare, Alexander was adamantly against shutting down the government to defund it.  Image: Lamar Alexander Campaign

Be More Like Ted Cruz? Tennessee Senator Alexander Says No Way

by / on October 22, 2013

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is facing pressure from conservative activists as he runs for re-election. But the senator says he’s not like his outspoken Tea Party colleague from Texas.

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Challenger’s First TV Ad Claims Sen. Alexander “Snuck In” Billions In Shutdown Deal

Challenger’s First TV Ad Claims Sen. Alexander “Snuck In” Billions In Shutdown Deal

by / on October 21, 2013

The 30 second spot features State Rep. Joe Carr standing in front of a dam, telling viewers that conservatives “fought the good fight” trying to defund ObamaCare.

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Challenger To Lamar Alexander Simultaneously Shuns, Accepts ‘Tea Party’ Label

Challenger To Lamar Alexander Simultaneously Shuns, Accepts ‘Tea Party’ Label

by / on August 20, 2013

Senator Lamar Alexander will face at least one challenger in next year’s Republican Primary. Rutherford County State Rep. Joe Carr announced his candidacy today.

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Wanted: Tea Party Challenger to Sen. Alexander

by / on April 17, 2013

The Nashville Tea Party wants someone to take on Senator Lamar Alexander. The group sent out an email to its members this morning, asking them to sign a petition in support of a Republican primary challenger.

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Alexander Steps Up Push For NLRB Resignations

Alexander Steps Up Push For NLRB Resignations

by / on January 30, 2013

The Tennessean Republican says two members of the NLRB should resign immediately, after a court ruling found their appointment unconstitutional.

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Alexander Hopes for Better Luck on Simpson-Bowles

by / on April 30, 2012

Senator Lamar Alexander says he’s ready to throw his weight behind President Obama’s debt reduction commission, which first made its recommendations more than year ago. Another member of Tennessee’s congressional delegation tried the same thing and failed by a landslide.

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Tennessee a Winner – So Far – in Defense Cut Plans

by / on February 13, 2012

As the Pentagon prepares for deep budget cuts Tennessee is getting some good news from Air Force officials, but spending cuts could still be coming down the pike for the state’s military installations.

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Tennessee Senators Vote Against President’s Jobs Bill

by / on October 12, 2011

Tennessee’s Senators joined their Republican colleagues in blocking President Obama’s 400 billion dollar jobs bill.  Last night, the bill failed to get the 60 votes needed to continue in the Senate.

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Alexander Says Y-12 Modernization Doesn’t Depend on START

by / on November 19, 2010

The bill to ratify the arms reduction treaty with Russia is stalled out in Congress over concerns it doesn’t do enough to update American nuclear facilities.

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TN GOP Senator Wants More Details on Troop Surge in Afghanistan

by / on December 2, 2009

President Barack Obama’s new Afghan war drew a wary reaction from Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who says the President has more work ahead of him to rally bipartisan support.

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