Topic: Lamar Alexander
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement in response to the violent attack on the United States Capitol:
“Yesterday, a violent right-wing mob, on behalf of, and urged on by, a sitting president unleashed a shameful coup attempt by attacking the United States Capitol.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R—Tenn.) released the following statement and video thanking U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R—Tenn.) for his decades of public service.
“It’s not very often that we have the opportunity to pay tribute to someone as respected and accomplished as Lamar Alexander. Over the course of his career, Senator Alexander touched the lives of millions of Tennesseans through his work with educators, business owners, health care workers, entertainers, and innovators. It has been a pleasure serving alongside him in the United States Senate,” said Senator Blackburn.
The legislation also Finishes Simplifying the FAFSA, Strengthen Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Restore Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students
Maryville, TN – President Donald J. Trump has signed into law the government funding legislation that included U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) bipartisan, bicameral proposal that holds patients harmless from surprise bills and resolves payment disputes between providers and insurers.
The legislation signed into law also includes Alexander’s bipartisan higher education proposals, which significantly simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by reducing its 108 questions to a maximum of 36 questions, restores the ability for incarcerated individuals to get a Pell Grant, reinstates Pell Grant eligibility for students who have been defrauded, forgives the outstanding debt of Historically Black Colleges and Universities that received loans under the federal HBCU Capital Financing Loan Program, and removes certain unnecessary regulations and aid limitations on institutions of higher education and students.
Nashville, TN – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has urged support of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request for a major disaster declaration as a result of the intentional explosion in Nashville.
“Tennesseans are so grateful for the tremendous law enforcement resources dedicated to solving this horrendous and cowardly attack. This has been a trying year for Nashville, but we are strong and we will recover,” said Senator Blackburn. “I am urging President Trump to declare a major disaster declaration to provide all necessary federal resources to help Nashville’s recovery and support the small business owners that have already been hurting from the pandemic.”
Lamar Alexander announces Congress Approves 6th Year of Record Funding for National Laboratories; 7th Year of Record Funding for Locks, Dams, Harbors
Washington, 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.
Washington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said Congress is set to end the practice of surprise medical billing after it was announced that a bipartisan proposal to hold patients harmless from surprise bills and resolve payment disputes between providers and insurers will be included in broader government funding legislation that Congress will consider this week.
“It is time for Congress to make sure that patients don’t receive a surprise bill when they seek medical treatment,” Senator Alexander said. “Typically, one of five patients who go to an emergency room receives a surprise bill weeks later.”
Senate and House Education Committee Leaders Announce Funding Bill Will Simplify FAFSA, Forgive Debt for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Restore Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students
Washington, D.C. – Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.) today announced that important bipartisan higher education proposals will be included in broader government funding legislation that the Senate will consider this week.
The legislative package would significantly simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by reducing its 108 questions to a maximum of 36 questions, restore the ability for incarcerated individuals to get a Pell Grant, reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for students who have been defrauded, forgive outstanding debt of Historically Black Colleges and Universities that received loans under the federal HBCU Capital Financing Loan Program, and remove certain unnecessary regulations and aid limitations on institutions of higher education and students.
Lamar Alexander says Noland’s administrative experience makes him the right person to help keep TVA on a good path – to continue to provide clean, cheap, reliable electricity throughout the Tennessee Valley
Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today after he voted for and the Senate confirmed Brian Noland to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors:
“Today, the Senate confirmed Brian Noland to serve on the TVA Board of Directors, and I know he will make an outstanding board member. Brian is a respected leader in East Tennessee, and during his tenure as president, he has helped transform Tennessee’s fourth largest university, East Tennessee State University.”
Lamar Alexander says Beth Harwell understands TVA’s mission to continue to provide cheap, clean, reliable electricity throughout the Tennessee Valley region
Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today after he voted for and the Senate confirmed Beth Harwell to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Board of Directors:
“I’m delighted Beth Harwell has been confirmed to serve on the TVA Board of Directors. Beth is one of our state’s most distinguished citizens. Throughout her time in the Tennessee House of Representatives, and as Speaker of the House, Beth has worked with the TVA on several issues.”
Lamar Alexander says FDA Approval of Reliable, Low-Cost, at Home Diagnostic Test is “A Genuine Breakthrough” in COVID-19 Testing
Washington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has released the following statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Ellume’s new over-the-counter, at-home diagnostic COVID-19 Coronavirus test:
“This is a genuine breakthrough in COVID-19 testing. A low-cost, reliable test that can be bought over-the-counter without a prescription and taken at home in 15 minutes.”
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