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Latest from Senator Lamar Alexander, July 6th, 2020

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Though we may have celebrated Independence Day a little differently this year, we honor the brave men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedoms that define our way of life and those who are currently serving to keep us safe and free.  

Last week, I chaired a Senate health committee hearing with Dr. Anthony Fauci and other Donald Trump Administration officials to get an update on our progress towards safely getting back to work and back to school. You can watch here.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Austin Peay State University’s Dannelle Whiteside named to 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUWashington, D.C. – Austin Peay State University (APSU) vice president for legal affairs Dannelle Whiteside was recently named to the 2020 class of the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).

Austin Peay State University vice president for legal affairs Dannelle Whiteside. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University vice president for legal affairs Dannelle Whiteside. (APSU)

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Lamar Alexander: The best way to get Americans back to work and back to school? All roads lead through testing

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – I introduced legislation that will help hospitals in Tennessee keep up with the cost of providing care and help curb the trend of rural hospital closures by setting an appropriate national minimum for the Medicare Area Wage Index. Learn more about this legislation here.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced more CARES Act funding – $35 million is headed to two Tennessee hospitals that have treated a higher number of COVID-19 Coronavirus patients, Vanderbilt University Medical Center ($24.8 million) and Sumner Regional Medical Center ($10.6 million).

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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President Donald Trump is Working to Protect Students from Sexual Misconduct, Restore Fairness, Due Process to our Campuses

 

President Donald J. Trump

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump is ensuring that all students are safe to learn and achieve without facing sexual harassment and sexual assault in our Nation’s schools.

Today, the U.S. Department of Education is issuing a final regulation to strengthen Title IX protections for survivors of sexual misconduct and fight sex misconduct in schools.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Lamar Alexander: Accelerating the development of COVID-19 testing technologies

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, the U.S. Senate health committee I chair will hold a hearing with Dr. Francis Collins at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Dr. Gary Disbrow at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). 

This hearing will be an opportunity for senators to learn how NIH is working to create new technologies to produce the tens of millions of diagnostic tests we will need to contain COVID-19 Coronavirus.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Tennessee hospitals and clinics will receive an additional $179 million in funding made available through the CARES Act

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander: The Volunteer Spirit is on full display

 

U.S. SenateWashington, 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

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Department of Education Launches Survey to get Feedback on CARES Act

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has released a public survey seeking feedback from all stakeholders on the most effective ways to help school districts address immediate needs to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   

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Tennessee Department of Education Receives Key Education, Nutrition Waivers

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education has been granted several key waivers from federal agencies to allow significantly more flexibility at state and local levels during school building closures resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Tennessee Department of Education Receives Waivers to Help Expand Access to School Nutrition Programs and Give Flexibility to Policymakers, District Leaders, and Educators.

Tennessee Department of Education Receives Waivers to Help Expand Access to School Nutrition Programs and Give Flexibility to Policymakers, District Leaders, and Educators.

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President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force Remarks at Press Briefing, March 20th

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  I had a very good telephone conversation — extremely good — with Senator Schumer a little while ago.  We’re working on various elements of the deal, and the Democrats are very much wanting something to happen, and the Republicans, likewise, are very much wanting something to happen.  And I think it will.

I spoke with — at length with Mitch McConnell.  And there’s tremendous spirit to get something done, so we’ll see what happens.  But my conversation was very good with Senator Schumer.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Latest from the White House on Coronavirus response

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force announced additional actions today, Friday, March 20th, 2020 as part of the ongoing, government-wide response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

To help American families and businesses, the Treasury Department announced that Tax Day will be moved from April 15th to July 15th. No interest or penalties will be charged for filing during this extended window, but any American expecting refunds or credits may claim now to get their money sooner.

President Donald Trump leads a teleconference with Governors at FEMA Headquarters to discuss the Coronavirus response. (White House)

President Donald Trump leads a teleconference with Governors at FEMA Headquarters to discuss the Coronavirus response. (White House)

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