Update from Senator Bob Corker - November 13, 2017

Senator Bob Corker
2017-11-13 19:31:25
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee *Our Veterans Represent the Very Best of America* Senator Corker released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day. "Our veterans represent the very best of our nation, and we owe a great deal of gratitude and respect to those who have served in uniform," *said Corker*. "Their courage and selflessness have helped ensure America remains the greatest country on Earth, and I know all Tennesseans join me in thanking these brave men and women for their service and sacrifices." Veterans in need of assistance can contact [link 1] Corker at any time by visiting corker.senate.gov [link 2] or calling any of the senator's six state offices [link 3]. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/DOR7dpkW0AA9SpN.jpg] *Working to Preserve the Cherokee National Forest for Future Generations* On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which was authored by Senators Corker and Alexander and Representative Phil Roe. The legislation would designate nearly 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness area. The legislation must now be considered by the full Senate. "Millions of people visit Tennessee each year to experience our incredible God-given outdoor amenities, and the Tennessee Wilderness Act will help preserve the Cherokee National Forest for future generations of Americans to enjoy," *said Corker.* "I thank Chairman Roberts and members of the Senate Agriculture Committee for supporting this effort and am hopeful the full Senate will consider and pass this legislation in the near future." *Introducing a West Tennessean at a Senate Agriculture Committee Nominations Hearing* On Thursday, Senator Corker introduced Tennessean Stephen A. Vaden at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "I am pleased to be here with you to introduce Stephen Vaden, who has been nominated to serve as general counsel to the Department of Agriculture," *said Corker*. "He is a native of West Tennessee. Stephen attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate and obtained his law degree from Yale University. After serving as a clerk on the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Stephen went on to practice law at Patton Boggs and, most recently, Jones Day." "When not in Washington, Stephen returns home to Union City, Tennessee... where his family-owned farm has operated for generations," *added Corker*. "Growing up and working on that farm has given him profound insight into the issues facing the agriculture community. I am confident Stephen understands the needs of farmers and will be an important asset as we work to help rural America prosper and grow, and I thank this committee for focusing on that so much. I wholeheartedly support his nomination. I thank the committee for holding this hearing and encourage my colleagues to support his nomination." [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/110917-RH2-177.jpg] [link 4] **Click here [link 5] or on the image above to watch the senator's remarks.** Prior to the hearing, Corker welcomed Mr. Vaden to the Capitol. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/110917-RH2-012.jpg] *Welcoming Tennesseans to Washington* Last week, Senators Corker and Alexander hosted eight 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 6]. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/110717-RB1-016.jpg] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/110717-RB1-032.jpg]

Our Veterans Represent the Very Best of America

Senator Corker released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day.

“Our veterans represent the very best of our nation, and we owe a great deal of gratitude and respect to those who have served in uniform,” said Corker. “Their courage and selflessness have helped ensure America remains the greatest country on Earth, and I know all Tennesseans join me in thanking these brave men and women for their service and sacrifices.”

Veterans in need of assistance can

Working to Preserve the Cherokee National Forest for Future Generations

On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee advanced the Tennessee Wilderness Act, which was authored by Senators Corker and Alexander and Representative Phil Roe. The legislation would designate nearly 20,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest as wilderness area. The legislation must now be considered by the full Senate. 

“Millions of people visit Tennessee each year to experience our incredible God-given outdoor amenities, and the Tennessee Wilderness Act will help preserve the Cherokee National Forest for future generations of Americans to enjoy,” said Corker. “I thank Chairman Roberts and members of the Senate Agriculture Committee for supporting this effort and am hopeful the full Senate will consider and pass this legislation in the near future.”

Introducing a West Tennessean at a Senate Agriculture Committee Nominations Hearing

On Thursday, Senator Corker introduced Tennessean Stephen A. Vaden at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

“I am pleased to be here with you to introduce Stephen Vaden, who has been nominated to serve as general counsel to the Department of Agriculture,” said Corker. “He is a native of West Tennessee. Stephen attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate and obtained his law degree from Yale University. After serving as a clerk on the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Stephen went on to practice law at Patton Boggs and, most recently, Jones Day.”

When not in Washington, Stephen returns home to Union City, Tennessee... where his family-owned farm has operated for generations,” added CorkerGrowing up and working on that farm has given him profound insight into the issues facing the agriculture community. I am confident Stephen understands the needs of farmers and will be an important asset as we work to help rural America prosper and grow, and I thank this committee for focusing on that so much. I wholeheartedly support his nomination. I thank the committee for holding this hearing and encourage my colleagues to support his nomination.”

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Prior to the hearing, Corker welcomed Mr. Vaden to the Capitol. 

Welcoming Tennesseans to Washington

Last week, Senators Corker and Alexander hosted eight 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.