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Lamar Alexander: The Question for Administrators of 6,000 Colleges, Universities is Not Whether to Reopen in August, but How to Reopen Safely

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate health and education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said “the question for administrators of 6,000 colleges and universities is not whether to reopen in August, but how to do it safely.”

Alexander made his remarks today during the Senate health and education committee hearing — “COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely” — which featured college and university presidents discussing their work to help students go back to school in the fall as safely as possible, including: strategies for COVID-19 Coronavirus diagnostic and serology testing, plans to isolate students discovered to have the virus or have been exposed to it, implementation of social distancing guidelines, and coordination and discussions with state and local public health officials.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Senators Lamar Alexander, Marsha Blackburn Thoughts on Last Night’s Tornadoes

 

Written by Lamar Alexander

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Our hearts go out to the Tennessee families who were hurt by the severe tornadoes last night. Senator Marsha Blackburn and I are going to do everything we can to work with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, mayors and others to make sure that federal assistance is available.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), “Our hearts go out to the Tennessee families who were hurt by the severe tornadoes last night in Middle Tennessee and Benton County. Senator Blackburn and I are going to do everything we can to work with Governor Lee, mayors and others to make sure that federal assistance is available.”

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Marsha Blackburn’s Coin Bill Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote Passes Congress

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn’s (R-Tenn.) bipartisan legislation honoring the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with a commemorative coin has passed Congress and is on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, cosponsored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), will create a silver $1 coin minted by the U.S. Treasury. Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) led companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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