Topic: East Tennessee
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team saw its 2020 contest against East Tennessee postponed due to the Southern Conference and ETSU’s postponement of all fall sports in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Washington, D.C. – It is no exaggeration to say that something remarkable and historic happened this week. President Donald Trump signed into law the most important conservation legislation in a half century, the Great American Outdoors Act.
From the National Mall to the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon to Pearl Harbor, too many of the 419 national park properties are in bad shape, and visitors often are shocked to find so many roads, picnic areas, trails, campgrounds and visitor centers in bad condition or even closed.
Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Law in a Half Century Would Not Have Happened Without President Donald Trump
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act – bipartisan legislation Alexander sponsored that passed the Senate on June 17th, 2020 by a 73-25 vote and the House of Representatives on July 22nd, 2020 by a 310-107 vote.
The new law gives the biggest funding boost to the United States’ 419 national parks in half a century. The legislation incudes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Ronald Reagan’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.
Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Legislation in Half a Century Heads to President’s Desk
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by an overwhelming 310-107 bipartisan vote. The Senate passed the legislation 73-25 on June 17th, 2020 and the bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
The legislation includes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Reagan’s ’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.
Austin Peay State University’s Aspiring Assistant Principal Program hosts town hall on Racial Equality
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) assistant professor of education Dr. Laura Barnett spent 16 years as a middle school principal, and every summer she tried to anticipate the challenges for the school year ahead.
Lamar Alexander: Passing the most important Conservation Legislation for our National Parks in Half a Century
Washington D.C. – England has its history. Italy has its art. Egypt has its pyramids. But, the United States of America has the great American outdoors. This week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that will be the biggest help to our national parks, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in half a century.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $20 million to the new Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to expand the university’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to train the next generation of American scientists and engineers.
Lamar Alexander: Tennessee University Presidents are working overtime to go back to school in August, go back safely
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced additional federal funding this week for Tennessee. More than $7 million is now headed to 143 rural health clinics across Tennessee to help expand access to COVID-19 Coronavirus testing in rural communities.
Those in East Tennessee who were affected by the tornadoes on April 12th-13th: The deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster assistance is June 23rd. To apply for assistance, you can click here or do so by phone: 1.800.621.3362 or TTY 800.462.7585.
Washington, D.C. – My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all of those throughout East Tennessee and the Chattanooga-area who were impacted by severe storms this week.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)and local first responders have been working to clear debris, restore power, and provide assistance. Tennesseans are resilient, and we will all work together to help our communities rebuild and recover.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Tennesseans can now be tested for COVID-19 Coronavirus, regardless of traditional symptoms. To learn more and find a testing site near you, visit the governor’s website.
Washington, 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.
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team, the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion, will play five home games during an 11-game schedule in 2020, the athletics department announced Monday.
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