Update from Senator Corker - January 29, 2017

Senator Bob Corker
2017-01-29 12:44:38
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee *The Global Fight to End Modern Slavery* On Friday, British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed that Britain remains committed to combatting modern slavery and commended Senator Corker for his work on the End Modern Slavery Initiative (EMSI), which was signed into law [link 1]�in December. Earlier on Friday, Senator Corker visited the State Department to discuss the important next steps as EMSI begins to be implemented. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/may.JPG] [link 2] **Click here [link 3] or on the image above to view video.** *Completion of Keystone XL Pipeline is "Good for the Economy"* On Tuesday, Senator Corker made the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced the signing of an executive order to advance completion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Obama administration previously denied approval for the final segment of the Keystone XL pipeline in 2015 after years of exhaustive study and delays. �I am pleased years of illogical and political delays preventing completion of the Keystone pipeline have finally come to an end,��*said Corker*. �The Keystone pipeline is good for the economy and better for the environment than alternative methods of transporting the oil. Developing more of our domestic resources supports economic growth and the energy security demands of our country.� *"Rex Tillerson is Well-Qualified" to Lead the State Department* Last Monday, Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a majority of committee members in voting to favorably report the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state to the full Senate for consideration. The full Senate is expected to vote on Tillerson's nomination this week. �I personally have no doubt that Rex Tillerson is well-qualified,�* said Corker*. �He's managed the world's eighth largest company by revenue with over 75,000 employees. Diplomacy has been a critical component of his positions in the past, and he has shown himself to be an exceptionally able and successful negotiator who has maintained deep relationships around the world.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Corker_Rex_Tillerson_Business_Meeting_1.jpg] [link 4] **Click here [link 5] or on the image above to view video.** *Nikki Haley Will Pursue Much-Needed Reform at the U.N.* On Tuesday, Senator Corker voted to confirm Governor Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The Senate voted 96 to 4 in favor of her nomination. �I'm pleased to support Governor Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the United Nations,� *said Corker*. �The United Nations is at a place where we need a real driven person who cares about our national interests but also has the ability to break through the clutter and pursue reform. She has worked with legislators to bring people together to make that happen in her own state, and I�m glad she will be confirmed overwhelmingly as our U.N. ambassador.� *Mike Pompeo is a "Tireless Advocate for the Intelligence Community"* Last Monday, Senator Corker voted in favor of Congressman Mike Pompeo to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). �Director Pompeo brings the knowledge and military experience needed to help address the emerging threats at home and abroad,� *said Corker*. �He is a tireless advocate for the intelligence community, and I look forward to his leadership at the CIA as we work to improve our national security.� *Helping Tennesseans and Welcoming Them to Washington* At "Tennessee Tuesday," a regular breakfast hosted by Senators Corker and Alexander on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session, Corker met with Mr. Jones, a Tennessee small business owner who received help from our office to overcome a burdensome regulation that was not equally applied to similar companies. Learn more about how our office can help resolve issues involving federal agencies here [link 6]. Click here [link 7] to learn more about "Tennessee Tuesday." [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/012417-26413-0004-ff.jpg] *Meeting With Faith-Based and Independent Educational Institutions* On Thursday morning, Senator Corker had a great meeting and thoughtful discussion with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, including the presidents of King University, Lipscomb University and Milligan College. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IMG_1922.JPG]

The Global Fight to End Modern Slavery

On Friday, British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed that Britain remains committed to combatting modern slavery and commended Senator Corker for his work on the End Modern Slavery Initiative (EMSI), which was  in December. Earlier on Friday, Senator Corker visited the State Department to discuss the important next steps as EMSI begins to be implemented.

Click here or on the image above to view video.

Completion of Keystone XL Pipeline is "Good for the Economy"

On Tuesday, Senator Corker made the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced the signing of an executive order to advance completion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Obama administration previously denied approval for the final segment of the Keystone XL pipeline in 2015 after years of exhaustive study and delays.

�I am pleased years of illogical and political delays preventing completion of the Keystone pipeline have finally come to an end,� said Corker. �The Keystone pipeline is good for the economy and better for the environment than alternative methods of transporting the oil. Developing more of our domestic resources supports economic growth and the energy security demands of our country.�

"Rex Tillerson is Well-Qualified" to Lead the State Department

Last Monday, Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a majority of committee members in voting to favorably report the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state to the full Senate for consideration. The full Senate is expected to vote on Tillerson's nomination this week.

�I personally have no doubt that Rex Tillerson is well-qualified,� said Corker. �He's managed the world's eighth largest company by revenue with over 75,000 employees. Diplomacy has been a critical component of his positions in the past, and he has shown himself to be an exceptionally able and successful negotiator who has maintained deep relationships around the world.�

Click here or on the image above to view video.

Nikki Haley Will Pursue Much-Needed Reform at the U.N.

On Tuesday, Senator Corker voted to confirm Governor Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The Senate voted 96 to 4 in favor of her nomination.

�I'm pleased to support Governor Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the United Nations,� said Corker. �The United Nations is at a place where we need a real driven person who cares about our national interests but also has the ability to break through the clutter and pursue reform. She has worked with legislators to bring people together to make that happen in her own state, and I�m glad she will be confirmed overwhelmingly as our U.N. ambassador.�

Mike Pompeo is a "Tireless Advocate for the Intelligence Community"

Last Monday, Senator Corker voted in favor of Congressman Mike Pompeo to serve as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

�Director Pompeo brings the knowledge and military experience needed to help address the emerging threats at home and abroad,� said Corker. �He is a tireless advocate for the intelligence community, and I look forward to his leadership at the CIA as we work to improve our national security.�

Helping Tennesseans and Welcoming Them to Washington

At "Tennessee Tuesday," a regular breakfast hosted by Senators Corker and Alexander on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session, Corker met with Mr. Jones, a Tennessee small business owner who received help from our office to overcome a burdensome regulation that was not equally applied to similar companies. Learn more about how our office can help resolve issues involving federal agencies

Meeting With Faith-Based and Independent Educational Institutions

On Thursday morning, Senator Corker had a great meeting and thoughtful discussion with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, including the presidents of King University, Lipscomb University and Milligan College.