Update from Senator Bob Corker - June 5, 2017

Senator Bob Corker
2017-06-05 14:56:00
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee *Honoring Peyton Manning's Philanthropic Contributions* On Sunday, Senator Bob Corker had the honor of presenting the Lincoln Medal to his longtime friend Peyton Manning at Ford's Theatre. The medal is presented to individuals who exemplify the legacy of Abraham Lincoln�through their work, accomplishments and personal attributes. �Peyton's philanthropic contributions have made my hometown of Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee and our country better,��*said Corker*.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/DBjuLjkXUAACSd7.jpg] *Appreciate President Trump's Desire to Renegotiate Paris Agreement* Last week, Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed the Trump administration�s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tweet1_5.JPG] [link 1] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tweet2_2.JPG] [link 2] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tweet3_1.JPG] [link 3] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tweet4_1.JPG] [link 4] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/tweet5_1.JPG] [link 5] �I appreciated the opportunity to talk with President Trump and his team several times last week about his decision on the Paris climate agreement,��*said Corker.*��The substantive requirements of the agreement are, in fact, non-binding. On the other hand, legitimate concerns have been raised about the likelihood of domestic interest groups using the agreement to file lawsuits in an effort to halt the repeal of regulations which, while being litigated, would stifle economic growth here at home. I appreciate the president's desire to renegotiate an agreement that is more in line with what is achievable in a manner that promotes an increase in the standard of living of American citizens and protects our environment. I stand ready to work with him toward that end.� *Visiting Sullivan and Greene Counties* On Wednesday, Senator Corker toured Eastman Chemical Company's headquarters in Kingsport. The company employs 14,000 people around the world, and its Tennessee facility produces a broad range of chemicals, fibers and plastics found in products such as paint, adhesives, textiles, sports bottles, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and much more.�Following the tour, the senator was honored to welcome the company to the Junior Achievement of TN/VA's Business Hall of Fame.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/eastman2.jpg] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/eastman1.jpg] Senator Corker visited Greeneville on Thursday afternoon and heard from folks at the Kiwanis Club luncheon.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IMG_0455.JPG] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IMG_0450.JPG] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IMG_0445.JPG] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/06-01-17_Kiwanis_Club_Luncheon.JPG] While at the Kiwanis Club luncheon, Senator Corker was honored to help congratulate a number of very impressive high school seniors on their academic achievements.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IMG_0456.JPG] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IMG_0447.JPG] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/IMG_0448.JPG] Prior to the luncheon,�Senator Corker sat down for a wide-ranging interview with the Johnson City Press editorial board and discussed the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, his relationship with the president, and his thoughts on health care reform efforts.� *Johnson City Press (Editorial):�Corker comments on Paris accords, Trump relationship and health care overhaul [link 6]* *Johnson City Press (Houk Column): Talking Trump with Tennessee's junior U.S. senator [link 7]* *Receiving HARDI's Small Business Champion Award* Senator Corker was recently named a Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) �Small Business Champion.�� �As a former businessman and mayor, I know firsthand how small businesses fuel economic development and create good-paying jobs, and I appreciate HARDI for the work it does to advocate for the interests of its members,��*said Corker*. �Senator Corker brings a unique perspective to Washington,��*stated�*HARDI CEO Talbot Gee*.��Like so many of our members, Senator Corker took a leap of faith in starting his own construction business at age 25, which gives him the understanding of the challenges and pressures that many small businesses face. He has consistently supported many of the issues that are so important to HARDI members, including repeal of the estate tax, reforming the regulatory system and ending wasteful spending in Washington. Senator Corker has shown an unquestionable ability to hold true to his principles and to get things done, something that is all too rare in Washington.� �As someone who has seen Senator Corker�s success in both the private sector and as an elected official, I can think of no better recipient of the HARDI Small Business Champion Award,��*added Steve Carboni of Shupe, Carboni & Associates (Chattanooga)*. �Quite simply, Senator Corker is the type of man that you would want to lead your company and his colleagues here have recognized that as well in placing him in key leadership positions. As a Chattanooga businessman, our mayor and now U.S. senator, Senator Corker�s values are representative of the common-sense approach that small business needs in D.C.� [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/2017_Fly-In1_2.jpg] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/2017_Fly-In4_1.jpg]

Honoring Peyton Manning's Philanthropic Contributions

On Sunday, Senator Bob Corker had the honor of presenting the Lincoln Medal to his longtime friend Peyton Manning at Ford's Theatre. The medal is presented to individuals who exemplify the legacy of Abraham Lincoln through their work, accomplishments and personal attributes.

�Peyton's philanthropic contributions have made my hometown of Chattanooga, the state of Tennessee and our country better,� said Corker

Appreciate President Trump's Desire to Renegotiate Paris Agreement

Last week, Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discussed the Trump administration�s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

�I appreciated the opportunity to talk with President Trump and his team several times last week about his decision on the Paris climate agreement,� said Corker. �The substantive requirements of the agreement are, in fact, non-binding. On the other hand, legitimate concerns have been raised about the likelihood of domestic interest groups using the agreement to file lawsuits in an effort to halt the repeal of regulations which, while being litigated, would stifle economic growth here at home. I appreciate the president's desire to renegotiate an agreement that is more in line with what is achievable in a manner that promotes an increase in the standard of living of American citizens and protects our environment. I stand ready to work with him toward that end.�

Visiting Sullivan and Greene Counties

On Wednesday, Senator Corker toured Eastman Chemical Company's headquarters in Kingsport. The company employs 14,000 people around the world, and its Tennessee facility produces a broad range of chemicals, fibers and plastics found in products such as paint, adhesives, textiles, sports bottles, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and much more. Following the tour, the senator was honored to welcome the company to the Junior Achievement of TN/VA's Business Hall of Fame. 

Senator Corker visited Greeneville on Thursday afternoon and heard from folks at the Kiwanis Club luncheon. 

While at the Kiwanis Club luncheon, Senator Corker was honored to help congratulate a number of very impressive high school seniors on their academic achievements. 

Prior to the luncheon, Senator Corker sat down for a wide-ranging interview with the Johnson City Press editorial board and discussed the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, his relationship with the president, and his thoughts on health care reform efforts. 

Receiving HARDI's Small Business Champion Award

Senator Corker was recently named a Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) �Small Business Champion.� 

�As a former businessman and mayor, I know firsthand how small businesses fuel economic development and create good-paying jobs, and I appreciate HARDI for the work it does to advocate for the interests of its members,� said Corker.

�Senator Corker brings a unique perspective to Washington,� stated HARDI CEO Talbot Gee. �Like so many of our members, Senator Corker took a leap of faith in starting his own construction business at age 25, which gives him the understanding of the challenges and pressures that many small businesses face. He has consistently supported many of the issues that are so important to HARDI members, including repeal of the estate tax, reforming the regulatory system and ending wasteful spending in Washington. Senator Corker has shown an unquestionable ability to hold true to his principles and to get things done, something that is all too rare in Washington.�

�As someone who has seen Senator Corker�s success in both the private sector and as an elected official, I can think of no better recipient of the HARDI Small Business Champion Award,� added Steve Carboni of Shupe, Carboni & Associates (Chattanooga). �Quite simply, Senator Corker is the type of man that you would want to lead your company and his colleagues here have recognized that as well in placing him in key leadership positions. As a Chattanooga businessman, our mayor and now U.S. senator, Senator Corker�s values are representative of the common-sense approach that small business needs in D.C.�