Update from Senator Corker - March 13, 2017

Senator Bob Corker
2017-03-13 13:12:03
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee *Meeting With President Trump at the White House* On Thursday, Senator Corker joined a number of Senate and House colleagues, including Representative Diane Black, for a meeting at the White House with President Trump.� �Had a very good discussion at the White House about the budget, health care and national security,� *s**aid Corker*.��I will continue to work closely with President Trump and my colleagues in Congress on these important issues.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/djt.jpg] *Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act* Senator Corker released the following statement regarding introduction of the American Health Care Act. �I am appreciative of what appears to be a very constructive contribution by members in the House, and while I am still reviewing the legislation and want to see a Congressional Budget Office cost analysis, this seems to be an important step in the right direction,� *said Corker*. �With rising premiums, lost coverage and fewer choices, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act is not working. I am glad the process is underway to put in place an alternative that works better for the American people.� *Welcoming Tennesseans to Washington* On Tuesday, Senators Corker and Alexander hosted more than 250 Tennesseans at �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. Tennesseans at last week's breakfast were greeted with a performance by the Carson-Newman University A Cappella Choir. For more information, click�here [link 1]. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/030717-JAM-073.jpg] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/carson.jpg] At Tennessee Tuesday, Senator Corker had a great discussion with students in Chattanooga State Community College's Building Outstanding Service Scholars (BOSS) program. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/boss.jpg] Senator Corker also met with Clay Richards, the president of NaviHealth, and his team to discuss Medicare innovation. NaviHealth is located in Brentwood and specializes in post-acute care management. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/navi.jpg] Senator Corker discussed efforts to end modern slavery with the CEO of Digital Reasoning, Tim Estes. The Nashville-based company is doing critical work to detect human trafficking online.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/dreason.jpg] Senator Corker met members of the Lee University Symphonic Band on the steps of the Capitol building.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/lee.jpg] On Wednesday, Senator Corker attended an event hosted by the U.S. Senate Youth Program to congratulate three impressive young Tennesseans on their educational accomplishments. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/senateyouth.jpg] *Senate Unanimously Approves Resolution on Ending Modern Slavery* On Wednesday, Senator Corker applauded unanimous Senate passage of his resolution to raise awareness about modern slavery and human trafficking.� �Passage of this resolution reaffirms the movement to end modern slavery and human trafficking worldwide,��*said Corker*. �There is tremendous progress being made as the U.S. prepares to embark on a global effort to end this scourge on humanity. The incredible dedication of so many individuals, organizations and governments for this cause is inspiring and will continue to drive this initiative forward in the days ahead.� Text of the resolution is available online�here [link 2]. *Encouraged by the Trump Administration's Revised Executive Order on Immigration* Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the president�s immigration executive order. �I am very encouraged by the interagency approach the administration has taken to develop and implement the revised executive order,��*said Corker*. �I also am pleased that Iraq, a critical partner in the fight against ISIS, has been removed from the countries subject to visa restrictions based on the commitments Secretary Tillerson has secured from the Iraqi government.� �We all share a desire to protect the American people, and reviewing our nation�s screening and vetting procedures is an appropriate step,��*continued Corker*. �Following a thorough review and implementation of necessary security enhancements, I am hopeful these programs will be reinstated.� *Doug Henry was a True Tennessee Statesman* Senator Corker released the following statement on the passing of Doug Henry, the longest-serving member of the Tennessee legislature. Henry retired in 2014. �I first had the opportunity to work with Doug Henry in the mid-1990s during my time as commissioner of finance, and I recently spoke with him to tell him how much I thought of him,� *said Corker*. �He was a true gentleman and a true Tennessee statesman. No one focused more over a longer period on the fiscal issues facing our state than Senator Henry, and with a steady hand and wise guidance, he set a tremendous example of bipartisanship and integrity in public service. I will truly miss Doug�s friendship and will keep the entire Henry family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.� As commissioner of finance in the mid-1990s, Corker worked closely with Henry in his role as chairman of the powerful Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee to address challenging budgetary issues.

Meeting With President Trump at the White House

On Thursday, Senator Corker joined a number of Senate and House colleagues, including Representative Diane Black, for a meeting at the White House with President Trump. 

�Had a very good discussion at the White House about the budget, health care and national security,said CorkerI will continue to work closely with President Trump and my colleagues in Congress on these important issues.

Repealing and Replacing the Affordable Care Act

Senator Corker released the following statement regarding introduction of the American Health Care Act.

�I am appreciative of what appears to be a very constructive contribution by members in the House, and while I am still reviewing the legislation and want to see a Congressional Budget Office cost analysis, this seems to be an important step in the right direction,� said Corker. �With rising premiums, lost coverage and fewer choices, it is clear that the Affordable Care Act is not working. I am glad the process is underway to put in place an alternative that works better for the American people.�

Welcoming Tennesseans to Washington

On Tuesday, Senators Corker and Alexander hosted more than 250 Tennesseans at �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. Tennesseans at last week's breakfast were greeted with a performance by the Carson-Newman University A Cappella Choir. For more information, click here.

At Tennessee Tuesday, Senator Corker had a great discussion with students in Chattanooga State Community College's Building Outstanding Service Scholars (BOSS) program.

Senator Corker also met with Clay Richards, the president of NaviHealth, and his team to discuss Medicare innovation. NaviHealth is located in Brentwood and specializes in post-acute care management.

Senator Corker discussed efforts to end modern slavery with the CEO of Digital Reasoning, Tim Estes. The Nashville-based company is doing critical work to detect human trafficking online. 

Senator Corker met members of the Lee University Symphonic Band on the steps of the Capitol building. 

On Wednesday, Senator Corker attended an event hosted by the U.S. Senate Youth Program to congratulate three impressive young Tennesseans on their educational accomplishments.

Senate Unanimously Approves Resolution on Ending Modern Slavery

On Wednesday, Senator Corker applauded unanimous Senate passage of his resolution to raise awareness about modern slavery and human trafficking. 

�Passage of this resolution reaffirms the movement to end modern slavery and human trafficking worldwide,� said Corker. �There is tremendous progress being made as the U.S. prepares to embark on a global effort to end this scourge on humanity. The incredible dedication of so many individuals, organizations and governments for this cause is inspiring and will continue to drive this initiative forward in the days ahead.�

Text of the resolution is available online here.

Encouraged by the Trump Administration's Revised Executive Order on Immigration

Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the president�s immigration executive order.

�I am very encouraged by the interagency approach the administration has taken to develop and implement the revised executive order,� said Corker. �I also am pleased that Iraq, a critical partner in the fight against ISIS, has been removed from the countries subject to visa restrictions based on the commitments Secretary Tillerson has secured from the Iraqi government.�

�We all share a desire to protect the American people, and reviewing our nation�s screening and vetting procedures is an appropriate step,� continued Corker. �Following a thorough review and implementation of necessary security enhancements, I am hopeful these programs will be reinstated.�

Doug Henry was a True Tennessee Statesman

Senator Corker released the following statement on the passing of Doug Henry, the longest-serving member of the Tennessee legislature. Henry retired in 2014.

�I first had the opportunity to work with Doug Henry in the mid-1990s during my time as commissioner of finance, and I recently spoke with him to tell him how much I thought of him,� said Corker. �He was a true gentleman and a true Tennessee statesman. No one focused more over a longer period on the fiscal issues facing our state than Senator Henry, and with a steady hand and wise guidance, he set a tremendous example of bipartisanship and integrity in public service. I will truly miss Doug�s friendship and will keep the entire Henry family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.�

As commissioner of finance in the mid-1990s, Corker worked closely with Henry in his role as chairman of the powerful Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee to address challenging budgetary issues.