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Lamar Alexander says New Trade Agreement with Mexico, Canada “Good News” for Tennessee Auto Workers, Farmers

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“Updating NAFTA makes sense, and the agreement announced today will continue to raise family incomes and create even more good-paying jobs, which is good news for Tennessee auto workers and farmers,” Alexander said.  

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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U.S. Representative Mark Green’s Spiritual Readiness Amendment Passes the House

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – On Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, Representative Mark Green’s Spiritual Readiness Amendment passed the House as part of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). 

Earlier this year, Representative Green was appointed to serve on the NDAA Conference Committee tasked with reconciling the House and Senate defense authorization bills into a final version for the upcoming year. 

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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NASA maps Water Ice locations on Mars

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA has big plans for returning astronauts to the Moon in 2024, a stepping stone on the path to sending humans to Mars. But where should the first people on the Red Planet land?

A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters will help by providing a map of water ice believed to be as little as an inch (2.5 centimeters) below the surface.

Water ice will be a key consideration for any potential landing site. With little room to spare aboard a spacecraft, any human missions to Mars will have to harvest what’s already available for drinking water and making rocket fuel.

The area of Mars in this illustration holds near-surface water ice that would be easily accessible for astronauts to dig up. The water ice was identified as part of a map using data from NASA orbiters. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The area of Mars in this illustration holds near-surface water ice that would be easily accessible for astronauts to dig up. The water ice was identified as part of a map using data from NASA orbiters. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Catherine Cortez Masto Introduce END Child Exploitation Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This Tuesday afternoon, December 10th, 2019, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force, and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Eliminate Network Distribution of Child Exploitation Act to lengthen evidence preservation time in online child exploitation cases and to assist law enforcement in prosecuting these crimes.

Technology platforms like Facebook and Tumblr will be required to preserve evidence for 180 days—double the current period of 90 days—for reports of online child exploitation submitted to the CyberTipline, the nation’s core program for facilitating the reporting of online child sexual abuse content.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Donald Trump keeps his promise to fix NAFTA

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – U.S. President Donald J. Trump has fought for better trade deals for American workers since his first day in office. In addition to new agreements with Japan, South Korea, and the European Union, the President has long argued that NAFTA must be reformed.

More than a year ago, he kept that signature campaign promise when he signed a modern, rebalanced trade deal with Canada and Mexico. And today, after a year’s worth of stall tactics, House Democrats have finally acquiesced to the will of the American people and agreed to vote on the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA).

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Marsha Blackburn, Richard Durbin to Burmese State Counselor, We Urge You to Fully Cooperate with the ICJ

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – On Monday, December 9th, 2019, U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) led a bipartisan group of Senators to express their concerns that Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will publicly excuse the actions of the Burmese military, or Tatmadaw, at a meeting before the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands.

The military likely conducted “genocidal acts” against the Rohingya in 2017, according to Marzukri Darusman, the chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Lamar Alexander Statement on Fourth Anniversary of Fixing No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the Every Student Succeeds Act becoming law:

“Four years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, calling it a ‘Christmas Miracle.’ Today, states are taking advantage of what the Wall Street Journal called ‘the largest devolution of federal control to the states in a quarter-century.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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President Donald Trump’s Working Class Boom Smashes Expectations

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – The contrast is incredible. Despite House Democrats holding Congress captive with their endless investigations, impeachment stunts, and obstruction, U.S. President Donald J. Trump is delivering on his biggest promise to our citizens—restoring the American Dream in every corner of our great country!

“‘Stellar.’ ‘Blowout.’ ‘Blockbuster.’ That’s how even left-leaning analysts described Friday’s stunning jobs report.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Representative Mark Green Named Legislator of the Year for Work Empowering Veterans

 

U.S. house of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Representative Mark Green was selected as “Legislator of the Year” by the American Freedom Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering active duty, reserve, and separated service members.

The Legislator of the Year award recognizes elected officials for their work ensuring that veterans receive education, medical care, housing, and an overall feeling of security in their daily lives. Nominations for the award are submitted by the general public.

U.S. Representative Mark Green named "Legislator of the Year" by the American Freedom Fund.

U.S. Representative Mark Green named “Legislator of the Year” by the American Freedom Fund.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Advocating for Basic Privacy Safeguards

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Almost every moment of our lives is conducted in the digital sphere, from sending emails to paying rent. Implementing basic privacy safeguards, like allowing users to opt in to the collection of sensitive data, puts Americans in control of their information.

“At the Senate Commerce hearing, I proposed my BROWSER Act as the best path to safeguarding consumers’ privacy,” states U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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