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Lamar Alexander Urges Congress to Act Now On Preparing for Inevitable Next Pandemic

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Congress needs to break the cycle of “panic, neglect, panic” in response to public health threats.

Alexander made his remarks at the Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Coronavirus response efforts so far, as well as what steps Congress can take now to prepare for the next pandemic.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Now is the Time to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) yesterday afternoon said on the Senate floor that “now, during this pandemic when we have got our eye on the ball,” is the time for Congress to act on needed changes to prepare for the next pandemic.

Alexander discussed some key takeaways from this week’s Senate health committee hearing — “COVID-19: Lessons Learned to Prepare for the Next Pandemic” — which featured testimony from former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Michigan Department of Health Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Former CDC Director Julie Gerberding, and former HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, on how the federal government, states, and health care providers should prepare for another wave of COVID-19 Coronavirus and future pandemics, based on lessons learned from COVID-19 Coronavirus and the past 20 years of pandemic planning.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Congress Should Act This Year to Prepare for Next Pandemic

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said Congress should act this year on “needed changes” to prepare for the next pandemic.

Alexander made his remarks today during a Senate health committee hearing at which former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist testified about his calls 15 years ago for Congress to prepare for a pandemic.

Witnesses testified as to how the federal government, states, hospitals, and health care providers should prepare for another wave of COVID-19 Coronavirus and future pandemics, based on lessons learned from COVID-19 Coronavirus and the past 20 years of pandemic planning.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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U.S. Senate considering legislation to cut in half the $224 million maintenance backlog at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Last week, the United States Senate is considering the most important conservation legislation that we’ve had in half a century, the Great American Outdoors Act.

The legislation has the strong support of President Donald Trump, the last six Secretaries of the Interior, over 800 sportsmen and conservation groups, and 60 senators — Democrats and Republicans — who are working together in a remarkable way. It will do more for our public lands than any piece of legislation we have passed in at least 50 years.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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U.S. Senate Hearing Announcement: COVID-19: Lessons Learned to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, the Senate health committee will hold a hearing with non-governmental expert witnesses on how the federal government, states, and health care providers should prepare for another wave of COVID-19 Coronavirus and future pandemics, based on lessons learned from COVID-19 Coronavirus and the past 20 years of pandemic planning.

On Tuesday, June 9th, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released “Preparing for the Next Pandemic” — a white paper with five recommendations.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Says Congress Should Prepare This Year for the Next Pandemic

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released “Preparing for the Next Pandemic” — a white paper with five recommendations to address future pandemics based on lessons learned from COVID-19 Coronavirus and the past 20 years of pandemic planning.

“The five recommendations outlined below, along with a series of questions at the end of this white paper, are intended to elicit recommendations that Congress can consider and act on this year,” Alexander said. “I am inviting comments, responses, and any additional recommendations for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to consider. This feedback will be shared with my colleagues, both Democrat and Republican.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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My Two Cents: I Was An Uber Driver

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – After I sold my business in 2012, my wife and I bought a downtown Nashville condo so we could spend some time in the “Music City.”  After all, it was slowly becoming the “it” city and there was plenty to do.  Even for us old folks.

I had started to get bored with basically nothing to do, when I read an article in the Nashville paper about “Cab drivers upset over Uber.”

I thought, “what the hell is Uber?”

Once I googled Uber, I thought, “That’s a hell of an idea.”  “I could do that.”  So, I filled out an online application and they called me back the very next morning.

My days as an Uber driver.

Brooke Hogan and her step-mom Jennifer

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Austin Peay State University Spring Commencement speaker to be TBR vice chair Emily Reynolds

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Emily Reynolds will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th in the University’s Dunn Center.

Reynolds has had an extensive career in public service and politics, having served under two U.S. senators from Tennessee—Senator Howard Baker and Senator Bill Frist. Both men also served as majority leader of the U.S. Senate.

Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair, to deliver Keynote address at Austin Peay State University's 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th.

Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair, to deliver Keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th.

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Tennessee Leaders Kick Off 2017 “Quittin’ Time in Tennessee”

 

Highlight Importance of Community and Government Partners to Help Tennesseans Quit Smoking

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee State leaders and officials have reignited a call to reduce tobacco use in Tennessee, sharing a collective commitment to helping Tennesseans quit the habit.

Holding a press conference alongside several attending leaders from the state’s government, business and non-profit organizations, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson and NashvilleHealth Founder Senator Bill Frist, MD discussed the many opportunities available to citizens who are ready to quit.

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Tennessee Department of Health celebrates Living Tobacco-Free in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners in the Statewide Tobacco-Free Coalition in celebrating Tennessee Quit Week February 13th-17th, 2017.

The theme for the week-long campaign is “It’s Quittin’ Time in Tennessee” to celebrate Tennesseans who have quit using tobacco products and inspire more people to join them.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 13th-17th, 2017.

Tennessee Quit Week is February 13th-17th, 2017.

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