Update from Senator Bob Corker - April 25, 2017

Senator Bob Corker
2017-04-25 13:38:57
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee *Meeting With Constituents Across the Volunteer State* Last week, Senator Corker traveled across the Volunteer State and met with constituents in Shelby, Williamson, Cumberland, Anderson and Davidson counties to provide an update on his work on behalf of Tennesseans and share his perspective on how to address the major challenges facing our nation. Senator Corker began his travel in the Memphis area at a town hall hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/arlington.jpg] Senator Corker was pleased to present the Bobby Dunavant Public Service Award to Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Memphis Libraries director Keenon McCloy in Memphis on Tuesday.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/joyner.jpg] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/mccloy.jpg] On Wednesday, Senator Corker met with Tennesseans at a breakfast hosted by the Brentwood Rotary Club. � [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/rotarybrentwood.jpg] Senator Corker also had the privilege of meeting with our men and women of the Tennessee National Guard's 118th Air Wing on Wednesday.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tng1.jpg] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tng2.jpg] On Thursday, Senator Corker traveled to Crossville and had a lively discussion with Tennesseans about a wide range of issues.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/crossville.jpg] On Friday, Senator Corker was in Knoxville and spoke with WBIR (Ch. 10) about North Korea, his relationship with President Trump, and the need for food aid reform.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/wbir.PNG] [link 1] **Click here [link 2] or on the image above to watch the interview.�** *Using U.S. Resources More Efficiently to Reach Millions More Each Year* Earlier this month, Senator Corker, as well as Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, returned from a trip to the Bidi Bidi refugee camp in Uganda, where more than 270,000 people reside after fleeing war-torn South Sudan. The senators witnessed firsthand one of the countries hardest hit by the current global food crisis in which 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen are at risk of starvation. They sought to elevate international attention on the historic and desperate nature of the humanitarian situation while also making a plea for other donor countries to join the U.S. in meeting the unprecedented need. �We witnessed firsthand the immense suffering caused by the current global food crisis, a situation that is purely man-made, with corrupt governments and armed groups committing savage violence and pushing millions of people to the brink of starvation.� *said Corker,* chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. �The conflicts in East Africa and the massive refugee flows that have been created make getting life-sustaining food to those in need an urgent priority that only grows by the day. Senator Coons and I will continue to press for using existing U.S. food aid resources more efficiently to reach millions more people each year.� In March, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing�on the unprecedented state of global humanitarian affairs with a focus on the expanding food crisis affecting in the Middle East and Africa and how the U.S. and the world should respond. In general, Corker and Coons would like to see reforms similar to those included in the Food for Peace Reform Act of 2015 [link 3]. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/HN6A5539.JPG] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/HN6A6356.JPG] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/HN6A5476.JPG] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/HN6A5470.JPG] Following their visit to Uganda, Senators Corker and Coons discussed the need for food aid reform on MSNBC "Morning Joe". [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/mojoe.JPG] [link 4] **Click here [link 5] or on the image above to watch the interview.�** *Ruth Holmberg's Impact Will Be Felt for Many Years to Come* Last week, Senator Corker released the following statement on the passing of Ruth Holmberg, former publisher of the Chattanooga Times. �While the world knows Ruth Holmberg's family for starting the New York Times, anyone who knew Ruth knew her heart was always in Chattanooga,� *said Corker*. �In her quiet way, she was one of the kindest and most generous champions for our city that I have ever known and her impact will be felt for many years to come. Her long-time leadership and stewardship of the Chattanooga Times informed generations of our citizens and her advocacy for the arts helped transform our community and establish it as a place with tremendous heart and soul. She was a friend to so many and will be greatly missed.�

Meeting With Constituents Across the Volunteer State

Last week, Senator Corker traveled across the Volunteer State and met with constituents in Shelby, Williamson, Cumberland, Anderson and Davidson counties to provide an update on his work on behalf of Tennesseans and share his perspective on how to address the major challenges facing our nation.

Senator Corker began his travel in the Memphis area at a town hall hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Senator Corker was pleased to present the Bobby Dunavant Public Service Award to Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner and Memphis Libraries director Keenon McCloy in Memphis on Tuesday. 

On Wednesday, Senator Corker met with Tennesseans at a breakfast hosted by the Brentwood Rotary Club.  

Senator Corker also had the privilege of meeting with our men and women of the Tennessee National Guard's 118th Air Wing on Wednesday. 

On Thursday, Senator Corker traveled to Crossville and had a lively discussion with Tennesseans about a wide range of issues. 

On Friday, Senator Corker was in Knoxville and spoke with WBIR (Ch. 10) about North Korea, his relationship with President Trump, and the need for food aid reform. 

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Using U.S. Resources More Efficiently to Reach Millions More Each Year

Earlier this month, Senator Corker, as well as Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, returned from a trip to the Bidi Bidi refugee camp in Uganda, where more than 270,000 people reside after fleeing war-torn South Sudan. The senators witnessed firsthand one of the countries hardest hit by the current global food crisis in which 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen are at risk of starvation. They sought to elevate international attention on the historic and desperate nature of the humanitarian situation while also making a plea for other donor countries to join the U.S. in meeting the unprecedented need.

�We witnessed firsthand the immense suffering caused by the current global food crisis, a situation that is purely man-made, with corrupt governments and armed groups committing savage violence and pushing millions of people to the brink of starvation.� said Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. �The conflicts in East Africa and the massive refugee flows that have been created make getting life-sustaining food to those in need an urgent priority that only grows by the day. Senator Coons and I will continue to press for using existing U.S. food aid resources more efficiently to reach millions more people each year.�

In March, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the unprecedented state of global humanitarian affairs with a focus on the expanding food crisis affecting in the Middle East and Africa and how the U.S. and the world should respond. In general, Corker and Coons would like to see reforms similar to those included in the .

Following their visit to Uganda, Senators Corker and Coons discussed the need for food aid reform on MSNBC "Morning Joe".

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Ruth Holmberg's Impact Will Be Felt for Many Years to Come

Last week, Senator Corker released the following statement on the passing of Ruth Holmberg, former publisher of the Chattanooga Times.

�While the world knows Ruth Holmberg's family for starting the New York Times, anyone who knew Ruth knew her heart was always in Chattanooga,� said Corker. �In her quiet way, she was one of the kindest and most generous champions for our city that I have ever known and her impact will be felt for many years to come. Her long-time leadership and stewardship of the Chattanooga Times informed generations of our citizens and her advocacy for the arts helped transform our community and establish it as a place with tremendous heart and soul. She was a friend to so many and will be greatly missed.�