Update from Senator Bob Corker - February 23, 2013

Senator Bob Corker
2013-02-23 06:45:58
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Corker began the day in Chattanooga, meeting with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/ChamberNooga.JPG] February 22, 2013 -�Senator Corker meets with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. (Photo courtesy of Nooga.com) *Chattanooga�**Times Free Press:�Bob Corker expects March 1 spending cuts to happen [link 7]:�*�U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said in Chattanooga today that he expects looming federal spending cuts will kick in on March 1. The Tennessee Republican said the round of automatic, across the board cuts, called sequestering, are �ham-handed.� �But as a nation we�re better off, as ham-handed as it is, having the sequester take place than to continue to not address the spending issue we have in this nation,� he said after speaking to a group of business people in the city. He also said that President Obama ought to be given flexibility to manage the spending cuts through August. That could make the estimated $85 billion in reductions �manageable,� the senator said. �The wise thing is just to agree to $1.2 trillion in spending reductions, and I�ve got a bill that does that,� Corker said.� * [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/CHAChamber.JPG]* February 22, 2013 � Senator Corker meets with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. *Chattanooga�Times Free Press: Bob Corker: Opportunity to double size of Chattanooga VW plant [link 8] Nooga.com: Sen. Bob Corker predicts sequester deadline will pass [link 9]* Later, Corker met with students, faculty and local business leaders at an event hosted by the University of Tennessee's Corporate Governance Center. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/UTBusiness3.jpg] February 22, 2013 - Sen. Corker addresses students, faculty and local business leaders at an event hosted by the University of Tennessee's Corporate Governance Center. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/UTBusiness.jpg] February 22, 2013 - Sen. Corker speaks with students at an event hosted by the University of Tennessee's Corporate Governance Center. *Knoxville News Sentinel:�Corker addresses budget funding, Hagel appointment at UT appearance [link 10]* *International Coordination Needed to Confront Terrorist Threat to North and West Africa* On Wednesday, at the conclusion of a trip to Senegal, Mali, Algeria and Tunisia, Senator Corker said confronting the terrorist threat to the region requires international coordination. �It goes without saying that the security situation in North Africa has substantially deteriorated in recent months. The flow of weapons from Libya has armed terrorists in the region and destabilized at least one government. An increasingly dangerous spread of weapons and fighters across the region is also empowering al Qaeda to take advantage of impoverished and disenfranchised populations and ungoverned territories,� Corker said. �It is clear that the international community needs a real, workable plan to combat the transnational terrorist threat confronting North Africa on a going-forward basis, rather than simply reacting to events as they happen, country by country. Without serious coordination among all affected nations, the threat posed by these groups will intensify.� On his trip to North and West Africa, Corker visited key countries and foreign leaders, including the prime minister of Algeria, the president of Tunisia, and the prime minister of Senegal. Corker also met with the commanders of the French and African forces fighting al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in Mali. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/02-17-13_Mali's_Air_Force_Commander.jpg] February 17, 2013 � Senator Corker receives a briefing from the commander of the Malian Air Force. * [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/02-17-13_Malian_Leaders_Meeting.jpg]* February 17, 2013 � Senator Corker meets with Malian business, government and civic leaders to discuss issues related to long-term reconciliation in Mali. * [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/02-17-13_AFISMA_Command_Leadership_Mali.jpg]* February 17, 2013 - Senator Corker, ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, receives a briefing from AFISMA (African-led International Support Mission in Mali) command leadership in Bamako, Mali. �

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Update from Senator Bob Corker
February 23, 2013

Senator Corker visited Chattanooga and Knoxville yesterday to discuss our country�s number one economic and national security issue: getting our fiscal house in order.

Corker began the day in Chattanooga, meeting with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.


February 22, 2013 - Senator Corker meets with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. (Photo courtesy of Nooga.com)

Chattanooga Times Free Press: �U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said in Chattanooga today that he expects looming federal spending cuts will kick in on March 1. The Tennessee Republican said the round of automatic, across the board cuts, called sequestering, are �ham-handed.� �But as a nation we�re better off, as ham-handed as it is, having the sequester take place than to continue to not address the spending issue we have in this nation,� he said after speaking to a group of business people in the city. He also said that President Obama ought to be given flexibility to manage the spending cuts through August. That could make the estimated $85 billion in reductions �manageable,� the senator said. �The wise thing is just to agree to $1.2 trillion in spending reductions, and I�ve got a bill that does that,� Corker said.�


February 22, 2013 � Senator Corker meets with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chattanooga Times Free Press:
Nooga.com:

Later, Corker met with students, faculty and local business leaders at an event hosted by the University of Tennessee's Corporate Governance Center.


February 22, 2013 - Sen. Corker addresses students, faculty and local business leaders at an event hosted by the University of Tennessee's Corporate Governance Center.


February 22, 2013 - Sen. Corker speaks with students at an event hosted by the University of Tennessee's Corporate Governance Center.

Knoxville News Sentinel: 

International Coordination Needed to Confront Terrorist Threat to North and West Africa

On Wednesday, at the conclusion of a trip to Senegal, Mali, Algeria and Tunisia, Senator Corker said confronting the terrorist threat to the region requires international coordination.

�It goes without saying that the security situation in North Africa has substantially deteriorated in recent months. The flow of weapons from Libya has armed terrorists in the region and destabilized at least one government. An increasingly dangerous spread of weapons and fighters across the region is also empowering al Qaeda to take advantage of impoverished and disenfranchised populations and ungoverned territories,� Corker said. �It is clear that the international community needs a real, workable plan to combat the transnational terrorist threat confronting North Africa on a going-forward basis, rather than simply reacting to events as they happen, country by country. Without serious coordination among all affected nations, the threat posed by these groups will intensify.�

On his trip to North and West Africa, Corker visited key countries and foreign leaders, including the prime minister of Algeria, the president of Tunisia, and the prime minister of Senegal. Corker also met with the commanders of the French and African forces fighting al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in Mali.


February 17, 2013 � Senator Corker receives a briefing from the commander of the Malian Air Force.


February 17, 2013 � Senator Corker meets with Malian business, government and civic leaders to discuss issues related to long-term reconciliation in Mali.


February 17, 2013 - Senator Corker, ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, receives a briefing from AFISMA (African-led International Support Mission in Mali) command leadership in Bamako, Mali.