Update from Senator Bob Corker - January 10, 2018

Senator Bob Corker
2018-01-10 19:06:59
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee *American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Nashville* On Monday, Senator Corker joined President Donald Trump on Air Force One to travel to the American Farm Bureau Federation's 99th Annual Convention in Nashville. "I thought he did a great job and enjoyed talking with him on the way down about a number of foreign policy issues that we are dealing with," *Corker told WTVF-TV*. "But I thought he was received incredibly well and gave a great talk. It's been a great day being here with so many farmers from across our country, but especially those from Tennessee." [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/af1.PNG] [link 1] **Click here [link 2] or on the image above to watch Corker's interview with WTVF.** Ending Modern Slavery Remains a Priority in 2018* Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after President Donald Trump proclaimed [link 3] January 2018 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. "With the establishment of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and matching $25 million contributions from the U.S. and United Kingdom, 2017 was a historic year in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking but much more work remains," *said Corker*. "I applaud the Trump administration, especially Ivanka Trump, for a continued focus on combatting this scourge on humanity both at home and abroad, and I remain committed to working with them to make this issue a priority in 2018." *Chip Campbell Confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge* On Tuesday, Senator Corker released the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed William L. Campbell Jr. to serve as United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. "Chip Campbell has distinguished himself as a respected attorney and community leader, and I am proud to congratulate him on his confirmation," *said Corker*. "I was honored to recommend Chip for this position, and I am glad his confirmation will help alleviate the high caseload in the Middle District." [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/090617-RH2-022_1.jpg] *Tommy Parker Confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge* On Wednesday, Senator Corker released the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed Thomas L. Parker to serve as United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Tennessee. "Thomas Parker is a distinguished litigator with a record of service in his community, and I know he will faithfully uphold the law and serve West Tennessee well," *said Corker*. "I was proud to recommend Tommy for this position, and I congratulate him on his confirmation as U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District." [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/090617-RH2-031.jpg] *Applauding the Trump Administration's Decision to Suspend Security Assistance to Pakistan* On Friday, Senator Corker applauded the Trump administration for suspending security assistance to Pakistan, citing Islamabad's continued harboring of the Haqqani network that threatens American forces and U.S. objectives in Afghanistan. Corker has previously blocked [link 4] foreign military financing for Pakistan until the country takes sufficient action against the Haqqanis. "While Pakistan is an important country in the region, they have been very duplicitous in their dealings with us - on one hand taking our resources and acting as if they are our security partner and on the other hand hedging their bets and giving safe harbor to the greatest threat to our military and the government of Afghanistan," *said Corker*. "The Trump administration's calibrated approach is designed to encourage Pakistan to take the necessary steps against the Haqqani network. I applaud the president and his national security team and look forward to working with them to achieve our critical security objectives in the region." *Condemning the Iranian Regime for Ongoing Human Rights Abuses* Last week, Senators Corker and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced a Senate resolution expressing support for the rights of the Iranian people to have their voices heard and condemning the Iranian regime for its long history of human rights abuses. The resolution encourages the U.S. to work to convene emergency sessions at the United Nations to condemn the ongoing human rights violations perpetrated by the government of Iran and establish a mechanism for monitoring such violations. Cosponsors of the resolution include Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.). Click here [link 5] to read the resolution.

American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Nashville

On Monday, Senator Corker joined President Donald Trump on Air Force One to travel to the American Farm Bureau Federation's 99th Annual Convention in Nashville. 

“I thought he did a great job and enjoyed talking with him on the way down about a number of foreign policy issues that we are dealing with,” Corker told WTVF-TV. “But I thought he was received incredibly well and gave a great talk. It’s been a great day being here with so many farmers from across our country, but especially those from Tennessee.” 

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Ending Modern Slavery Remains a Priority in 2018

Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after President Donald Trump

“With the establishment of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and matching $25 million contributions from the U.S. and United Kingdom, 2017 was a historic year in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking but much more work remains,” said Corker. “I applaud the Trump administration, especially Ivanka Trump, for a continued focus on combatting this scourge on humanity both at home and abroad, and I remain committed to working with them to make this issue a priority in 2018.”

Chip Campbell Confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge

On Tuesday, Senator Corker released the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed William L. Campbell Jr. to serve as United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee.

“Chip Campbell has distinguished himself as a respected attorney and community leader, and I am proud to congratulate him on his confirmation,” said Corker. “I was honored to recommend Chip for this position, and I am glad his confirmation will help alleviate the high caseload in the Middle District.”

Tommy Parker Confirmed as U.S. District Court Judge

On Wednesday, Senator Corker released the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed Thomas L. Parker to serve as United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.

“Thomas Parker is a distinguished litigator with a record of service in his community, and I know he will faithfully uphold the law and serve West Tennessee well,” said Corker. “I was proud to recommend Tommy for this position, and I congratulate him on his confirmation as U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District.”

Applauding the Trump Administration's Decision to Suspend Security Assistance to Pakistan

On Friday, Senator Corker applauded the Trump administration for suspending security assistance to Pakistan, citing Islamabad’s continued harboring of the Haqqani network that threatens American forces and U.S. objectives in Afghanistan. Corker has previously

“While Pakistan is an important country in the region, they have been very duplicitous in their dealings with us - on one hand taking our resources and acting as if they are our security partner and on the other hand hedging their bets and giving safe harbor to the greatest threat to our military and the government of Afghanistan,” said Corker. “The Trump administration’s calibrated approach is designed to encourage Pakistan to take the necessary steps against the Haqqani network. I applaud the president and his national security team and look forward to working with them to achieve our critical security objectives in the region.”

Condemning the Iranian Regime for Ongoing Human Rights Abuses

Last week, Senators Corker and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced a Senate resolution expressing support for the rights of the Iranian people to have their voices heard and condemning the Iranian regime for its long history of human rights abuses. The resolution encourages the U.S. to work to convene emergency sessions at the United Nations to condemn the ongoing human rights violations perpetrated by the government of Iran and establish a mechanism for monitoring such violations. Cosponsors of the resolution include Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).

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