Update from Senator Bob Corker
Senator Corker traveled throughout Tennessee this
week, making stops in five counties.
On Tuesday, Senator
Corker met with constituents in Bradley and McMinn counties. He began the
day in Cleveland, meeting with business and community leaders at an
event hosted by the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Later, Senator Corker
attended an event hosted by the Athens Chamber of
May 28, 2013 � Senator Corker speaks with business and community
leaders at an event hosted by the Athens Chamber of
Wednesday morning, Senator Corker was in Kingsport as Tennessee
Governor Bill Haslam and Eastman Chemical Company chairman and CEO Jim
Rogers announced �Project Inspire,� a $1.6 billion investment in
Eastman�s Kingsport site, which will add 300 new jobs during the next seven
�This is a truly outstanding day. I want to thank
Governor Haslam and Jim Rogers for their commitment to this region and
for allowing me to be involved in this effort. I�m concerned that
Washington�s inability to deal with big issues has had a dampening effect
on investments around the country, but being in Kingsport today with
civic leaders and people who have committed themselves to their state
and their community makes me want to go back to Washington and work
even harder to alleviate those things that are keeping these kinds of
investments from happening. I thank all those involved in this $1.6
billion investment for being an inspiration,� said Corker.
May 29, 2013 � Senator Corker joins local leaders in Kingsport for
Eastman�s economic development announcement.
Wednesday, Senator Corker participated in a mobile food pantry
distribution organized by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.
He joined community volunteers in delivering food boxes to senior
citizens at Dogwood Terrace Apartments.
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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, click
May 29, 2013 � Senator Corker speaks with
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee Executive Director
May 29, 2013 � Senator Corker
assists volunteers in distributing food boxes to residents of Dogwood
Terrace Apartments in Kingsport.
Also on Wednesday,
Senator Corker delivered remarks at the 2013 Tennessee Valley Corridor
Summit in Oak Ridge during a session on innovation and
May 29, 2013 � Senator Corker delivers remarks at the
2013 Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit.
Senator Corker met with business and community leaders at an event hosted
by the Nashville Kiwanis Club.
In the News
On Wednesday, Senator
Corker taped an episode of �Inside Tennessee,� WBIR Channel 10�s
(Knoxville) Sunday morning political and public affairs roundtable. The
episode will air this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET.
May 29, 2013 �
Senator Corker tapes an episode of �Inside Tennessee� at WBIR Channel
10�s Knoxville studio.
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