Update from Senator Corker - March 6, 2017

Senator Bob Corker
2017-03-06 12:41:47
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee *President Trump's First Address to Congress* Last Tuesday, Senator Corker attended President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress.��President Trump delivered a very solid speech, and I look forward to working with him to move our country forward,��*said Corker*. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/joint.jpg]� Senator Corker's guest to the president's address to Congress was Jeff Aiken, president of the Tennessee Farm Bureau.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/aiken.jpg] *Meeting With Tennesseans* Last Tuesday, Senators Corker and Alexander hosted more than 150 Tennesseans at �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. For more information, click here [link 1]. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/022817-26693-0044-ff.jpg] Last week, Senator Corker discussed important higher education issues with student government representatives from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University. The senator thanked them for their leadership on campus.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/ut_sga_crop.jpg] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/vandy_1.jpg] Last Tuesday, Senator Corker met with members of the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association. They serve more than 70 percent of electric consumers in the Volunteer State.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tnelectric.jpg] Last Wednesday, the Tennessee Credit Union League spoke with Senator Corker about the regulatory burdens facing our local credit unions. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tncul.jpg] Last Wednesday, Senator Corker enjoyed talking with the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters about the important role of the news media and the policy issues affecting their industry.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tnab.jpg] Last Wednesday, Senator Corker met students from Chattanooga's Boyd Buchanan School on the steps of the Capitol.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/boyd.jpg] *Top-Notch Businesses Continue to Choose Tennessee* Last Tuesday, Senator Corker applauded LG Electronics following an�announcement [link 2]�that the company will build a $250 million home appliance manufacturing facility near Clarksville, which will create at least 600 full-time jobs beginning in 2019. �The announcement that LG Electronics will invest $250 million and create 600 full-time jobs is outstanding news for the people of Montgomery County and the surrounding communities,� said Corker. �There is no question that Tennessee is a great place to do business, and I am glad this company will soon call our state home. Time and again, top-notch businesses are choosing Tennessee, and I thank Governor Haslam and his economic development team for their impressive efforts to bring jobs to the Volunteer State.� The LG facility is expected to be the most advanced washing machine factory in the world and will initially produce front- and top-loading washing machines. LG considered seven other states during its evaluation process and worked closely with state officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority in its decision to choose Tennessee. *Optimistic on the Mission to Defeat ISIS in Iraq* After returning from a trip to the Middle East, Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, convened a hearing on the U.S. plan to defeat ISIS, focusing on Iraq after the operation to liberate Mosul. Last month, Corker visited Iraq and Lebanon to meet with U.S. and foreign officials to assess progress in the fight against ISIS and U.S. efforts to strengthen regional stability. The committee heard testimony from Dr. Michael Knights of the Washington Institute and Hardin Lang of the Center for American Progress. �I spent part of last week in Iraq, and I think it is quite clear that ISIS will soon lose all of its territory in Iraq,� *said Corker*. �American support has been crucial, but the Iraqis are liberating their own country. Their success is what brings us to the topic of this hearing � what happens after ISIS.� Corker expressed �reason for a degree of optimism in Iraq� but acknowledged the forces that gave rise to ISIS remain. He cited the need for Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to deliver on commitments to decentralize the government, implement political reforms, and maintain control of the Iranian-backed Shia militias. �With Iraqi elections coming in 2018, I think the big question is whether Iraq can unify behind their effort to rid the country of ISIS and finally move forward politically,� *added Corker*. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Iraq_After_Mosul_Hearing_1.jpg] [link 3] **Click here [link 4] or on the image above to view video.**

President Trump's First Address to Congress

Last Tuesday, Senator Corker attended President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress. �President Trump delivered a very solid speech, and I look forward to working with him to move our country forward,� said Corker.

 

Senator Corker's guest to the president's address to Congress was Jeff Aiken, president of the Tennessee Farm Bureau. 

Meeting With Tennesseans

Last Tuesday, Senators Corker and Alexander hosted more than 150 Tennesseans at �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. For more information, click

Last week, Senator Corker discussed important higher education issues with student government representatives from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University. The senator thanked them for their leadership on campus. 

Last Tuesday, Senator Corker met with members of the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association. They serve more than 70 percent of electric consumers in the Volunteer State. 

Last Wednesday, the Tennessee Credit Union League spoke with Senator Corker about the regulatory burdens facing our local credit unions.

Last Wednesday, Senator Corker enjoyed talking with the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters about the important role of the news media and the policy issues affecting their industry. 

Last Wednesday, Senator Corker met students from Chattanooga's Boyd Buchanan School on the steps of the Capitol. 

Top-Notch Businesses Continue to Choose Tennessee

Last Tuesday, Senator Corker applauded LG Electronics following an 

�The announcement that LG Electronics will invest $250 million and create 600 full-time jobs is outstanding news for the people of Montgomery County and the surrounding communities,� said Corker. �There is no question that Tennessee is a great place to do business, and I am glad this company will soon call our state home. Time and again, top-notch businesses are choosing Tennessee, and I thank Governor Haslam and his economic development team for their impressive efforts to bring jobs to the Volunteer State.�

The LG facility is expected to be the most advanced washing machine factory in the world and will initially produce front- and top-loading washing machines. LG considered seven other states during its evaluation process and worked closely with state officials and the Tennessee Valley Authority in its decision to choose Tennessee.

Optimistic on the Mission to Defeat ISIS in Iraq

After returning from a trip to the Middle East, Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, convened a hearing on the U.S. plan to defeat ISIS, focusing on Iraq after the operation to liberate Mosul. Last month, Corker visited Iraq and Lebanon to meet with U.S. and foreign officials to assess progress in the fight against ISIS and U.S. efforts to strengthen regional stability. The committee heard testimony from Dr. Michael Knights of the Washington Institute and Hardin Lang of the Center for American Progress.

�I spent part of last week in Iraq, and I think it is quite clear that ISIS will soon lose all of its territory in Iraq,� said Corker. �American support has been crucial, but the Iraqis are liberating their own country. Their success is what brings us to the topic of this hearing � what happens after ISIS.�

Corker expressed �reason for a degree of optimism in Iraq� but acknowledged the forces that gave rise to ISIS remain. He cited the need for Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to deliver on commitments to decentralize the government, implement political reforms, and maintain control of the Iranian-backed Shia militias.

�With Iraqi elections coming in 2018, I think the big question is whether Iraq can unify behind their effort to rid the country of ISIS and finally move forward politically,� added Corker.

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