Update from Senator Bob Corker
Senator Corker spent the first week of the
Senate�s August recess in Middle Tennessee, . Corker discussed
his work to solve the big problems facing our country and emphasized the
need to get our nation�s fiscal house in order. The senator will
continue to make stops throughout Tennessee this week.
Senator Corker returned from a trip to the Middle East where he visited
with U.S. and foreign officials in Turkey, Iraq and Jordan. The trip
focused on regional political and security issues important to the
U.S., including violence in Egypt, the conflict in Syria and the threat
of sectarian violence and terrorism in the region
trip to the Middle East revealed the significant way in which the
recent expansion in violence threatens the region's security and America's
�The spillover of the sectarian conflict
in Syria poses a real threat to Iraq, and the growing humanitarian
crisis, including the growing number of refugees and internally
displaced persons, increasingly threatens stability in countries like Jordan
and Lebanon. The U.S. must work with regional partners to return
stability to the region and prevent the spread of extremism by supporting
moderate, stabilizing forces,� said Corker.
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Senator Corker meets with Major
General Dana Pittard of the U.S. Army at the King Abdullah II Special
Operations Training Center in Jordan.
Senator Corker will
discuss the violence in Egypt, his trip and other news of the week
tomorrow (Sunday) on For local listings not shown below, .