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Lamar Alexander announces Congress Approves 6th Year of Record Funding for National Laboratories; 7th Year of Record Funding for Locks, Dams, Harbors

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Congress has passed legislation sponsored by subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that includes the sixth consecutive year of record funding for the Office of Science – the most important U.S. Department of Energy program that supports work at our 17 national laboratories, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Senate bill also prioritizes funding for supercomputing and advanced nuclear programs and provides the seventh consecutive year of record funding in a regular appropriations bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Latest from Lamar Alexander: Reviewing budget recommendations from President Donald Trump

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, President Donald Trump announced his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2021. I appreciate the president’s budget suggestions and will carefully consider them as Congress begins the process of funding the federal government for the next fiscal year.

Under the Constitution, it is Congress’ job to set spending priorities and pass appropriations bills, and my priorities will continue to be making sure our national defense, national laboratories, the National Institutes of Health and national parks have the resources they need.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Senator Lamar Alexander announces Chickamauga Lock Construction Funded for 6th Consecutive Year

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said Chickamauga Lock construction will continue for the sixth consecutive year under the work plan released today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which reflects Alexander’s priorities as chairman of the appropriations subcommittee overseeing the agency.

“This funding will keep construction of the new Chickamauga Lock on time and schedule and is the sixth consecutive year of federal funding for the project. This is great news for East Tennessee since it will help keep up to 150,000 trucks off I-75 and keep the cost of shipping goods low for manufacturers across the state,” Senator Alexander said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander announces President Donald Trump Signs Bill Providing Record Funding for National Laboratories, Supercomputing

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed into law legislation that provides record funding for national laboratories, including the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other important Tennessee priorities Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.).

“The best-kept secret in Washington is record-funding for the Office of Science, which funds our national laboratories and supercomputing,” Senator Alexander, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says Bill Providing Record Funding For National Laboratories, Supercomputing Heads to President Donald Trump’s Desk

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the “the best-kept secret in Washington D.C. is record-funding for the Office of Science,” after the Senate passed, by a 71-23 vote, the fifth consecutive year of record funding for our national laboratories and supercomputing.

The bill now heads to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander reports Congress on Track to Provide Record-Level Funding For National Laboratories, Supercomputing

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said the Senate will vote this week on legislation that includes the fifth consecutive year of record-funding for our 17 national laboratories and keeps the U.S. number one in supercomputing.

“The best-kept secret in Washington is record-funding for the Office of Science, which funds our national laboratories and supercomputing,” Senator Alexander, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee said.

Senator Lamar Alexander says bill provides a 38 percent increase for the Office of Science over the last 5 years, up to $94.5 million for Chickamauga Lock, $745 million for the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 and $682 million for Oak Ridge Cleanup.

Senator Lamar Alexander says bill provides a 38 percent increase for the Office of Science over the last 5 years, up to $94.5 million for Chickamauga Lock, $745 million for the Uranium Processing Facility at Y-12 and $682 million for Oak Ridge Cleanup.

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Motor Vessel Mississippi makes stops on the Tennessee River, Cumberland River, docks in Clarksville

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The Mississippi River Commission recently navigated the Tennessee River and Cumberland River to gain a fresh perspective for the development of plans to improve the condition of the Mississippi River Basin, foster navigation, promote commerce, and reduce flood risk.

The commission met with stakeholders while inspecting the waterways and visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority projects.

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

The Motor Vessel Mississippi made a brief stop at McGregor Park in Clarksville, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2015, during a recent stop along the Cumberland River. The vessel is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ largest diesel towboat and flagship to the Mississippi River Commission, which is inspecting Corps of Engineers projects along the Cumberland River as part of the commission’s annual low water inspection trip. (Mark Rankin, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District)

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